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Renault Twizy

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A minicar produced by Renault produced since 2012. Originally it was the 2009 Nissan New Mobility Concept.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Renault Twizy page on 21 November 2015, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Renault Twizy is a battery-powered 2 seat electric city car designed and marketed by Renault and manufactured entirely in Valladolid, Spain. Legally classified in Europe as a heavy quadricycle (light quadricycle for the lower-powered Urban 45 model), the Twizy has a maximum range of 100 km (62 mi).

The Twizy debuted as a concept car unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and was designed by Françoise Leboinne and Luciano Bove. In November 2010, Nissan announced a rebadged variant to the Twizy, called the New Mobility Concept, or NMC. In May 2011, Renault announced they would produce the Twizy and began taking reservations.

In March 2012, the Twizy was released to the France market, followed a month later in the UK and several other European countries. Available in three models, starting at €6,990 up to €8,490 (in the UK: £6,990 to £7,400), the Twizy sales price does not include the battery pack, which is leased for a monthly fee that includes roadside assistance and a battery replacement guarantee.

The Twizy was the top-selling plug-in electric vehicle in Europe during 2012. Since its introduction, 15,000 Twizy have been sold worldwide through April 2015, with Germany, France, Italy and Spain as the top selling markets.


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26 June 2013The Renault Twizy Cargo is a tiny electric van with no windows Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey


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