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Renault Twizy
Renault Twizy

Renault Twizy


Brand: Renault

The Renault Twizy is a two-seat microcar designed and marketed by Renault. It is classified in Europe as either a light or heavy quadricycle depending on the output power, which is either 4 kW (5.4 hp) for the 45 model or 13 kW (17 hp) for the 80 model, both names reflecting its top speed in km/h. Originally manufactured in Valladolid, Spain, production was moved to Busan in South Korea in March 2019 to meet increased demand in Asia.

The Twizy debuted as a concept car at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and was designed by Françoise Leboinne and Luciano Bove. In November 2010, Nissan announced a rebadged variant to the Twizy, called the New Mobility Concept, or NMC. In May 2011, Renault announced they would produce the Twizy and began taking reservations.

In March 2012, the Twizy was released to the French market, followed a month later by several other European countries. Available in three models, starting at €6,990 up to €8,490 (in the UK: GB£6,990 to GB£7,400), the Twizy sales price does not include the battery pack, which is leased for a monthly fee that includes roadside assistance and a battery replacement guarantee.

In 2020, in the UK, the Twizy is now available as a direct purchase. The battery rental is no longer required and the starting price is £10,685.

The Twizy was the top-selling plug-in electric vehicle in Europe during 2012. The milestone of 15,000 Twizys sold worldwide was achieved in April 2015. Global cumulative sales totaled 29,118 units through December 2019, with Europe as its main market.




Engine


Comfort


Type: Single gear

Number: 0

Performance


Ranges: 90 km (56 mi) (NEDC)

Exterior


Interior


Passenger Volume: 2

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Electricals


Battery Capacity: 6.1 kWh (22 MJ) lithium-ion battery

Motor Power: 4 kW (5 hp)

Charging


Standard: household electrical supply

Time: Fully charger in 3.5 hours


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