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Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

The Twizy is a doddle to drive. There’s a conventional steering wheel, two pedals (an accelerator and a brake) and just three buttons on the dashboard. Hit the one labelled D, release the handbrake and you’re off.

While the Twizy moves away in near silence, you’ll soon hear the distinctive whine of the electric motor as you gain speed. This begins to grate after a while, and because there are no doors or windows as standard, you’re exposed to the elements and the general hubbub of other traffic. Expect to have to shout to communicate with your passenger behind you.