Renault Unveils Twizy Cargo Electric Delivery Vehicle

JUN 24 2013 BY MARK KANE 5

Renault Twizy Cargo

Renault Twizy Cargo

Renault Twizy Cargo

Renault Twizy Cargo

Renault is expanding the Twizy family with the introduction of Twizy Cargo; a new version designed for hauling goods. Instead of second seat for a passenger, Twizy Cargo has a large boot (180 l / 75 kg) and door make at the rear. The lockable door opens to 90°.

Renault Twizy Cargo

Renault Twizy Cargo

It seams to be a smart move for Renault because, to date, 60% of passenger Twizy’s were purchased by companies.

“The ultimate urban vehicle and now an LCV, Twizy Cargo is aimed primarily at delivery or express firms, such as lift operators, postal services and emergency services. Highly visible, it can be fitted with decals and customized.”

Twizy Cargo will be available in two trims – Cargo (80 kph/50 mph) and Cargo 45 (which have only 4 kW of power and a speed that’s limited to 45 km/h/28 mph, but you can drive it without normal license). Technically, Twizy Cargo is the same as the passenger Twizy Life version.

Prices (excl. VAT) are set €6,750 ($8,839) for Cargo 45 and €7,350 ($9,625 US) for the Cargo version.  As with all Twizys, both come without the battery pack that can be rented starting at €50 ($65.50) a month.

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As I understand you cannot leave in twizzy your usual purchases like parcels with food from the store, so this type of twizzy is good not for companies alone

More than smart, it’s a logical move for Renault, not only companies are an important segment for this model, but also lots of private buyers will prefer a closed trunk.

Now, about a production Twizy Renault Sport…

Hey, if Smart did it (, why can’t Renault?

I will always like the Twizy’s design, halfway between micro car and motorbike. If it or anything like ever sells for a price between micro car and motorbike, I will definitely buy one. But not until then.

And $9000 is definitely the right price, between microcar and motorbike, but $9000 + $60/month is definitely not. And it’s not sold in my market, so add a few thousand more to import it. Definitely not the right price for me…….yet??

That’s 6.3 cubic feet. It would be good to figure out if that is an acceptable volume and business model. If you compare it to, say, deliveries on hand-drawn carts on sidewalks, with this you’d need to deal with parking on city streets. Who pays for parking if you squeeze into the space between two regular-sized cars? Do motorcyclists have the same issue?