This is an ultra compact vehicle that can accommodate two passengers: it measures 2,33 meters in length, 1,19 meters in width and is 1,46 meters tall. It has a 1,684 mm wheelbase and tips the scales at 450 kg (the 100 kg battery is included in this value). The vehicle rides on 13 inch rims and offers a 31 liter luggage compartment, which can be expanded to 55 liters.
The car is powered by an electric motor that can deliver 9 hp or 20 hp and a peak torque of 57 Nm. The 9 hp incarnation of the vehicle offers a top speed of 28 mph (45 km/h), while the beefier version can travel up to a speed of 47 mph (75 km/h).
This electric unit is fed with electricity by a lithium-ion battery pack that offers an autonomy of 60 miles (96 km). The battery can be fully charged in three and a half hours, using a standard house hold outlet.
The Twizy will join the Fluence Z.E. and the Kangoo Van Z.E. and is already available for pre-order. The vehicle will be produced in Valladolid, Spain and will go on sale in Europe at the end of next year. The French carmaker said that it will be priced similar to a three-wheeled scooter.
Just like for the other Z.E. models, Renault will offer a special financial package for the Twizy, with this covering the battery rental and other services.
You can check out the press release below (PDF file) for the full details.