Canada has approved the Renault Twizy for sale as a low speed vehicle. Charging infrastructure company Azra has decided to sell the Twizy in the province of Ontario, which has recently announced a new package of EV incentives.
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Renault Twizy electric cars painted to look like sheep can be rented in England’s Cumbria County for emissions free sight seeing. Perfect for emissions free motoring if you have yan or tyan hours to spend.
Thanks to Scoot rentals in San Francisco, the crazy-fun, crazy-cute Renault Twizy EV is now available for half-hour rentals!
Originally published on EV Obsession. It’s no surprise to see that German car companies continue to top the electric car sales table in Germany, but after test driving the Audi A3 e-tron myself, I have to admit that I’m surprised to see it and its almost identical cousin, the Volkswagen Golf GTE, topping the tables. The […]
To maintain the serenity of rural tourist attractions, Japan has employed the locally built Nissan LEAF as suitable companion to its more natural destinations. In an area Northwest of Tokyo, roughly an hour by bullet train, sprouts one of Japan’s three most popular “onsens” or hot springs. The Matsunoyama hot springs reach temperatures of 208 degrees Fahrenheit (98 […]
I’ve been long planning to do an EV owner and lessee survey like this, so I am super eager to see the results. (I’m going to have a hard time not watching them obsessively as they come in.) But the key, of course, is getting EV owners and lessees to complete the survey. If you drive […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. I love looking at the Dutch, French, German, and Norwegian electric car sales data, but looking at the bigger European picture is where the real fun is. Throwing everything together from the different countries, it’s hard to have a good idea where they will fall out. Plus, the numbers get […]
Legendary Formula One driver Stirling Moss has oft been described as “the greatest driver to never win the World Championship”, having won 16 Formula One Grand Prix victories during his 14 year racing career. These days, the 85-year old racing legend gets around town thanks to a tiny French EV called the Renault Twizy, which […]
When is a Renault Twizy not a Renault Twizy? When it is a Nissan New Mobility Concept vehicle based on the Renault Twizy chassis. Nissan will use the tiny two seaters to test a public car sharing program in Yokohama. The year long experiment kicks off in April. The Ultra Compact Mobility Certification System will […]
Renault has released several new concepts, including a delivery system for the Twizy, a two-stroke two-cylinder diesel, and a new 48-volt diesel mild hybrid.
Renault gave a pair of Twizys to Lotus F1 drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado for a race through the world’s largest mall in Dubai.
In a bid to cash in on the EV craze sweeping France, a resort in the French Alps is offering tourists a chance to race electric cars and an ice track.
France’s parliament is considering a bill that would give a 10,000 euro bonus to customers who trade a diesel vehicle for an electric one.
Production of the Renault Fluence Z.E. electric sedan has been quietly discontinued due to low sales and the bankruptcy of Project Better Place.
The best-selling electric car in all of Europe isn’t a Nissan, or a Ford, or even a Volkswagen. Nope, it is the Renault Twizy, an EV-lite, if you will, that has proven popular with urbanites across the world despite its low speed and horsepower. So the French figured hey, why not give it a Formula 1 hybrid drivetrain and race it against our top-of-the-line sports car, and see who wins?
What do electric cars and Formula 1 racing have in common? Not much, unless you are talking about the ridiculous Renault Twizy F1 Concept, a collaboration between RenaultSports’s production car and Formula 1 teams. This concept uses Formula 1 technology in a road-going package that could hint at future production vehicles.
On paper, electric cars sound like a great solution to humanity’s mobility woes. But their high cost means that most people these days just can’t afford to own an EV. Toyota’s solution is a new concept called the i-Road, which promises to offer emissions free, low-cost transportation for up to two people.
If there is any country sensitive to dependence on unfriendly oil-producing nations, it is Israel. For the Jewish nation, alternatives to oil are vital to its long-term survival hopes. So there is a lot of buzz around the incorporation of a car sharing system in Tel Aviv that could see car companies like Renault pitching a vision of an oil-free Israel.
With major automakers struggling to find a way to market and sell electric vehicles to the masses, just about every idea is being tested. Yet success seems to be coming from an unlikely source. Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle isn’t the Nissan Leaf, the Opel Ampera, or any other EV we’ve heard so much about. Instead, it is the Renault Twizy, more quad than car, and the key to its success isn’t style or range…it’s all about the price.
Rear-wheel drive is an important feature for me, as it is the basis for such fun automotive past times as drag racing and drifting. This next video, from UK car magazine Autocar, ask if the Renault Twizy, with its 17 horsepower electric motors, will drift.