Renault will actually hit the market with the Twizy, which will be on display at the Barcelona Motor Show. The manufacturer will exhibit two versions powered by a 17HP motor: Urban and Technic. The price of Twizy will be £6 690 ORT.

The Technic trim level costs £7 400 and monthly battery lease cost for both versions will be £40 including VAT for a 36 month/4 800 miles per year agreement.

Customers can now pre-reserve their Twizy online at and this requires a £20 deposit via a secure online payment module. The website is available in 38 countries and has already received more than five million visits, a figure which provides a dramatic illustration of the interest motorists are showing in the Renault Z.E. programme.

Renault Twizy ZE

Twizy makes city motoring easier and safe:

  • Twizy gets around town faster than a traditional city car thanks to its unprecedented ultra-compact dimensions which also allows easy parking
  • It offers two occupants – sitting in tandem, one behind the other – greater safety compared with a two-wheeled vehicle, thanks to an extensive list of active and passive safety features

Twizy makes getting round town more enjoyable

  • It is more agile than a car, whilst its acceleration performance is comparable with that of a scooter
  • Twizy's electric motor accelerates smoothly and silently, while torque is immediately available
  • Its wraparound bodywork and side deflectors ensure enjoyable open-air motoring, protected from the elements

Accessories for the Twizy lifestyle

  • An all-purpose bag with a capacity of 50 litres
  • Additional protection against the weather
  • A Parrot audio kit including Bluetooth connectivity, plus a USB connector, a jack socket and an Apple connector
  • Rear parking sensors
  • A range of customisation accessories (coloured alloy wheels, decals) enabling owners to personalise their Twizy

Renault Twizy ZE (2011) - picture 1 of 2
Renault Twizy ZE (2011) - picture 2 of 2

Technical data

Length 2,337mm
Width, not including door mirrors 1,191mm
Height 1,461mm
Wheelbase 1,684mm
Front/rear track 1,050mm/1,036mm
Front/rear overhang 292mm/345mm
Kerb weight 450kg, including battery (100kg)
Tyres 125x80 R13 (front) / 145x80 R13 (rear)
Type Electric
Transmission Direct, with reducer and forward/reverse inverter
Maximum peak power (EEC) 13kW (17hp)
Maximum torque (EEC) 57Nm
Type Lithium-ion
Standard cycle range 62 miles
Top speed 50 mph

Twizy Urban - standard equipment

  • Red or grey paintwork
  • ‘Urban' TEP water resistant upholstery
  • Coded electronic immobiliser
  • Lockable handbrake and steering column
  • Driver's airbag
  • 4-point front seat-belt
  • 3-point rear seat-belt
  • Anti-submarining front seat
  • Child seat compatible rear seat (under 15kg)
  • Regenerative braking system with 4 disc brakes
  • Audio pre-wiring
  • Cable and integrated charger for a 3.5 hours full charge (using a domestic electrical supply or all types of public charging spot)
  • Econometer, range and ‘Eco driving' gauge
  • Two gloveboxes (one lockable)
  • 31-litre lockable storage under rear seat
  • 55-litre lockable rear storage achieved by turning rear seat over


  • Metallic paint - black or white
  • Scissors doors with translucent lower half
  • Transparent roof

Twizy Technic adds:

  • ‘Carbon fibre' graphics
  • ‘Diamond black' alloy wheels
  • Metallic paint - black or white
  • ‘Technic' TEP water resistant upholstery with driver's seat in white


  • Scissors doors with translucent lower half
  • Transparent roof

Source: Renault