Review And Test Drive: Renault Twizy – Video
After having had the opportunity to drive a Renault Twizy for a couple of weeks back in 2012, I still can’t quite explain just ‘what it is’ to drive to my fellow North Americans.
You just have to drive it. The only problem is – it’s a Renault, which means it is only sold in Europe …so you can’t, which is a shame.
The little 2 seat Renault makes zero sense in almost any daily scenario you might find yourself in while in America – that is outside of using it as a city roundabout for ‘fun’ in Santa Moncia during the summer…but maybe that is just it, of the many plug-ins I have driven, it holds a special spot.
It’s fun…and for about €7,000-€8,000 ($10,000ish USD) you will never turn more heads – if that’s what your into.
The electric Renault now comes in two versions: 2 seater and cargo, and has a top speed of 30mph (Twizy 45) or 50 mph (Twizy 80) depending on the trim you choose.
For 2012, the Twizy was the runaway best selling plug-in for Europe with 9,013 copies sold, easily outpacing the Opel Ampera (6,631), the Renault Kangoo ZE (5,667) and the Nissan LEAF (5,275).
Since then it has lost some luster, as quite honestly it is a bit a novelty act. For 2014 just over 1,200 copies have been sold (10th) through July, but we still like to pass along good reviews on the quirky 50-60 mile range EV when we see them.
Hat tip to offib!