|Also called||Nissan New Mobility Concept|
Renault Samsung Twizy
|Body and chassis|
|6.1 kWh |
|100 km (62 mi)|
|Length||2.32 m (91 in)|
|Width||1.19 m (47 in)|
|Height||1.46 m (57 in)|
|450 kg (992 lb)|
The Renault Twizy is a two-seat
The Twizy debuted as a
In March 2012, the Twizy was released to the French market, followed a month later by several other European countries. Available in three models, starting at €6,990 up to €8,490 (in the
The Twizy was the top-selling
The Twizy is an ultra-compact vehicle, with a length of 2.32 metres (7 ft 7 in), a width of 1.19 metres (3 ft 11 in) and a height of 1.46 metres (4 ft 9 in).
The vehicle's frame and body offer occupants extra protection with its deformable structure, while the outboard position of the four wheels and the lateral beams located either side of the chassis provide protection in case of a side impact. The safety retention systems include a driver's airbag, a four-point safety belt at the front and a three-point one at the rear.
The Twizy range starts with the
The Colour model is a colourful and 'fun' Twizy available for both the 45 and 80 trims.[
The Technic model brings additional design elements while sharing the technical features with the Urban. It is priced at €8,490, and it is available for both the 45 and 80 trims.[
In June 2013 Renault announced the introduction of the Twizy Cargo, a model designed for hauling goods. The space destined for the seat of the second passenger was replaced with a cargo box with a volume of 180 L (6.4 cu ft) and maximum weight capacity of 75 kg (165 lb).
The Cargo 45 has 4
A rebadged version of the Twizy was launched in Japan as the Nissan New Mobility Concept (NMC). The electric vehicle was deployed in
The 6.1 kWh (22 MJ)
The battery can be charged with an extendable spiral cable stored beneath a flap at the front of the vehicle. The integrated charger is compatible with roadside battery charging facilities as well as the standard 220 V 10 A household electrical supply. Charging an empty battery takes around three-and-a-half hours.
A planned Renault battery plant near Paris was delayed due to technical constraints. Construction will start in the second quarter of 2012[
Twizy is only supplied with LG Chem modules. Batteries are assembled in Renault Valladolid plant.