With No Dealer Base In North America, Renault Has Selevtred The AZRA Network To Distribute The Twizy In Qubec Canada (via AVEQ)

With No Dealer Base In North America, Renault Has Selevtred The AZRA Network To Distribute The Twizy In Qubec Canada (via AVEQ)

Hints at the upcoming arrival of the Renault Twizy for North America first started happening at the 34th International Auto Show in Quebec, where a special edition Twizy made an appearance; and where Renault said it was on the hunt for dealers and to gauge interest in selling the quadricycle in Canada.

AVEQ reports (via our friends at Hybrid Cars) that Renault announced at “electromobile Ile-des-Soeurs" that the Twizy will be coming to Canada (specifically in Quebec) through the Azra Network - known for their 600-odd charging points in the province.

For now, just the lower trim level Twizy 45 will be on sale (top speed of 40 km/h/25 mph) as the higher Twizy 80 (80 km/h/50 mph) has yet to be approved.

The Twizy has a maximum range of 100 km (62 miles) based on the NEDC standard, which is equal to about 40 miles (65 kms) on the US EPA standard.

Pricing has yet to be formally announced, but a new North American Twizy won't come cheap, as the MSRP will start around $17,000 ($13,800 USD).

The company says that the all-electric Kangoo ZE van is also being vetted for approval in Canada, but the Renault Zoe will not be making an appearance given the EV's low side-impact safety ratings.

AVEQ (via HybridCars, hat tip to offib!)