Renault Twizy Electric Compact Car Gets Smart

The Renault Twizy is it a car or a scooter? The Twizy is due to arrive in the company’s UK showrooms from spring next year.

The two-seater Twizy is described by Renault as “an urban compact vehicle”, which uses an electric battery to power a narrow four-wheeler which crosses the lines between an electric car, a scooter and a quad bike.

You may think of mobility scooters used by the elderly, believe it or not it will do 50mph and – thanks to its low weight – is capable of out dragging most conventional city cars away from the lights, while Renault are promising its nimbleness will make it great fun to drive.

All Twizys come equipped with a heated windscreen, onboard computer, a three metre long charging cable and 13-inch wheels.

Prices for the Twizy will start at £6,690, with monthly battery hire costing £40.