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Renault Twizy

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The Renault Twizy will be in UK showrooms from 13 April, priced from £6,690, plus monthly battery hire from £45 (based on 3 years/4,500 miles per year).

The Twizy is a quadricycle rather than a car; with a kerb weight of just 450kg, the Twizy is at least half the weight of a normal car. Depending on the country and power of its electric motor, it can be driven with or without a driving licence (for Twizy 45, according to national legislation). Customers can choose between an entirely open structure or sides with ‘scissor half doors’.

The Twizy’s charging cable simply needs to be connected to any 220V/240V outlet, with a complete charge taking only 3˝ hours, giving a range of 62 miles.

Twizy comes in three versions: Urban, Colour and Technic. The body shell can be specified in white, black, grey, red or even two-tone. The doors, glove box lids and seat trim can be selected in black, blue, red or green. The same is true for the alloy wheels, which are adapted to the colour scheme.

It’s even available with accessories such as hands-free telephony, a 50-litre carrier bag, a leg cover for protection against the elements and a rear parking sensor.

An exciting new addition from Renault to the electric car range, check out our full test review of the Twizy where we give the petit package a full workout in Ibiza and garner many fascinated casual spectators