The all-electric Renault Twizy was just displayed at Auto Expo 2020 in the single-seater Cargo version. The Twizy is making its debut in India and will be one of the EVs that Renault showcases at this year’s Expo.
The Twizy, unlike other electric vehicles Renault brought to Expo, is more targeted at customers who are looking for an affordable personal electric mobility solution.
It was first launched in 2012 for Europe and is now manufactured in S.Korea. The company announced its plans to expand its Asian sales via its S. Korea plant last year.
According to the company, Twizy is a very popular car on the European market. It was brought to India to show Indian customers the company’s innovative approach to e-vehicle technology.
The company is currently working out how to make Twizy adaptable to Indian food delivery and ecommerce companies. Twizy is already available in the International market.
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Renault Twizy is a low-speed, short-range transportation option that is used in urban centres for last-mile connectivity.
The Twizy’s design is very sleek. It has a narrow, streamlined body, a steeply raked windscreen and a windowless rear that features a high-mounted taillight.
This model also has a panoramic sunroof and windowless ‘vanity’ scissor-style doors as an alternative.
The Renault Twizy is 2.34m long by 1.24m wide and has a turning radius of around 3.4m. Its small size means it can be easily parked in tight spaces.
It is possible to buy the car without doors. The automaker also offers scissor-gull-wing doors for those who prefer to keep their distance from the outside world.
Renault Twizy Interior
The interior is minimalistic, featuring tandem-style seating and one digital display that serves as a dashboard instrument cluster and MID.
The second seat is narrow and can only be accessed by a person of average height. However, the front seat can be adjusted. If the second seat is unoccupied, there can fit a few grocery bags.
Battery, Motor, Range
The vehicle can travel approximately 90km on one charge and can reach speeds of up to 80 km/h in urban settings. Twizy’s lithium-ion battery can easily be charged at home in just 3.5 hours.
Although the car can accelerate quickly, it takes some time to get up to speed. The company will be giving test drives for the car free of charge at the Auto Expo.
However, the battery cannot be included and need to be leased. Monthly hire costs for the battery start around Rs 3600 and can go up to Rs 5,500.
The battery pack is 6.1 kWh Lithium-Ion and powers a rear-mid-mounted electric motor. It can produce a very small 17 PS of power and a peak torque of 57 Nm.
The vehicle’s weight is 474 kg and has a low centre of gravity. Its driving range is 100 km in this configuration.
Renault Twizy Features
- European Spec Seat-belt
- High Tail-light
- Gizmos Cyber Doors
- Tendom Style Steering wheel
- Panoramic Sunroof
- MID Dashboard
- One Digital Display
- Digital Instrument Cluster
Renault Twizy Colours
Twizy is available in two-toned colour combinations. The body colour options include Lagoon Blue, Snow White and Flame Orange. The arches can be ordered in white, blue, orange, and black.
- Strom R3
- GWM Ora R1 (Upcoming)
Renault Twizy Price In India
The Renault Twizy price in India is between Rs 5.5 lakh to Rs 6.25 lakh, depending on which one of its three models – Expression, Cargo or Dynamique – you choose.
Practically, the Twizy is a vehicle that allows one to go grocery shopping. Renault also launched a cargo version of its car, which replaces the second seat at the back with a cargo shelf.
This vehicle can be used to transport small items at superstores or warehouses. Renault will not launch the electric Twizy in India. Instead, it has displayed it as a concept for city-centric personal mobility.