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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

2013 Renault Twizy goes on sale [VIDEO]

The ultra-compact footprint* of Renault Twizy is ideally suited to city motoring. It will go on sale in Europe early 2012 with a price tag beginning at €6,990 inclusive of taxes, depending on the fiscal measures available in each country.

Like for other Z.E. vehicles, Renault Twizy customers will lease the battery. The monthly subscription starts at €45 inclusive of taxes for an annual distance travelled of 7,500km, a figure which covers the vast majority of ordinary motorists' requirements.

Renault Twizy's running costs – insurance, maintenance and energy (battery lease and electricity for recharging) – are just as modest, working out at 15 percent lower than those of a three-wheeled scooter.

2 versions available

The version of Renault Twizy which requires a driver's licence is powered by a 15kW (20hp) motor, while the version that doesn't require a licence (depending on country) comes with a 4kW (5hp) motor. The 7kWh lithium-ion battery is located underneath the front seat.

Source: Renault

* (length: 2,338 millimeters / width: 1,237 millimeters / height: 1,454 millimeters)

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