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Renault Twizy

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Mitrovic, Apr 8, 2012.

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  1. surfingslovak

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    #21 surfingslovak, Jul 16, 2012
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    It does, doesn't it? Do the rear wheels turn only at low speeds? Body roll could be a concern otherwise.

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  2. Kevin Sharpe

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    Was a week in french Center Parcs "Les trios forets". Several Twizies available for hire.
     
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    How come if this thing only weighs 1,000lbs, it still only gets 3.6 miles per kwh while the Model S, which weighs nearly 5x as much (4,700lbs), still gets 3.1 miles per kwh? Wouldn't you expect the Twizy to get more like 10-12 miles per kwh?
     
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    Twizy gets 8,20 miles per kWh in real world (usable battery 6,1 kWh, range 50 miles).
     
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    I thought it was range of 100km (62 miles) with a 17kwh battery ?
     
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    Just saw an advertisement for it in Spain and saw one in Spain. I was impressed. For 5 k euros and $40/month. If they could up the speed, they really have something. In the part of Spain I am currently in gas is 6.40/gallon.

    If they tweak it, up the speed, add a slight more range, I would call this a Leaf/focus ev killer. If they sold it for double the price in the US, after the rebates, it's like 10th the cost of the leaf or focus ev, but with slightly less ulility. I would buy one just as a toy.
     
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    It is not good offer. You have to read "small letter".
     
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    #29 Kevin Sharpe, Aug 8, 2012
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    While I don't think it will kill more mainstream cars, the Twizy is the fastest selling EV in the UK.

    Here are some figures from the June SMMT meeting;

    2011 EV registrations totalled 2,630. January to April 2012 saw 935 Renault Twizy registrations and 649 Renault Kangoo ZE registrations
     
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    I wish I could buy it in the US. It would make a great errand car for around the neighborhood. If they sold it for more than the eu price in the usa, I'd buy it in a second. I think many economy car people may also keep their old cars and buy a twizzy as a second car. getting a new car for under 5,000 after rebates is a steal. I also saw the kangaroo ev at the port, I am very impressed with Europe's move to EVs
     
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    You can always import one?

    Buy one in the Netherlands (for example), don't register it here and ship it.
     
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    Sorry for the off-topic, but I'm curious.

    What's the Spanish translation of "small letter" and "fine print"? I'm curious how closely they match.
     
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    widodh Model S R231 EU

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    In dutch we say something similair: "kleine lettertjes"

    So with "small letter" he meant the "fine print".
     
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    Will test drive it tomorrow. I did drive the Fluence, the Kangoo, the Ampera, but never the Twizy!
     
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    I saw a Twizzy today here in the Netherlands (Vlissingen) at a coast guard event.

    Funny thing to see in the wild :)

    FYI: You can check dutch license plates at: Voertuiggegevens


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    Renault are lending me a Twizy for the day on Thursday to attend the Clean Tech Investment conference in London. Looking forward to it: much nicer than going back on the Tube. If there's one thing about London I don't miss it's Tube travel.

    London: Investing In Future Transport | Israellycool
     
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    Coolness, take lots of photos and give us a full report. :)
     
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    #38 ManuVince, Aug 13, 2012
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    So, how was it ?
    Any photos ?
     
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    Well, it was great! Much more fun, then I thought.

    It is tiny, but in a good sense. Has excellent roadholding and is a real car! Enough power and enough range!
    My girls loved it and even my wife! Driving a Twizy everybody smiles at you and cheers! Thumbs up everywhere.
    The only negativ thing is that the car seems not to have a park position and that the handbrake is awkward to use.

    It is the ideal city car!

    The Renault dealer, is a small dealer and he allready has sold three. He also has reserved a Zoe for himself. So the future is bright, the future is electric!
     
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    Pardon if this has been asked and answered, but how is the safety in the Twizy?
     

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