Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
The Twizy is much cheaper than ‘proper’ electric cars, such as the Renault Zoe and Nissan Leaf. The asking price is particularly tempting, although you do need to factor in an extra monthly fee to lease the battery pack from Renault – there’s no option to buy it outright.
Running costs will also be tiny, because you won’t pay a penny in road tax and the impact on your electricity bills will be far smaller than what you'd pay to fuel a conventional petrol or diesel car. Insurance costs aren’t as cheap as you might imagine though, no doubt in part due to the Twizy’s woeful two-star Euro NCAP safety rating.