Renault Twizy Technic
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This is the Technic model with black metallic paint, alloy wheels and carbon fibre effect roof and dash top. The frame and seat is in contrasting white and this one has the doors and optional windows. A CD radio is also fitted and two reversing sensors on the rear. Twizy's are rarely kitted out as much as this one!
The Renault Twizy is probably the most fun EV to drive, seats two adults and is a real eye catching vehicle and always generates a lot of interest. They make great promotional vehicles for companies and are often signwritten or wrapped. A business can reclaim the VAT in the battery rentals. It's incredibly cheap vehicle to run too, at only around 50-60p to charge and free road tax and no London congestion charges. No special charging equipment required as it charges on a normal 3-pin mains socket.
Registration & year
LR12 EZW. Vehicle first registered 24/04/2012.
The Twizy is in fantastic condition. A video will be added soon to describe the condition in detail. This one has recently had new tyres fitted.
The car drives perfectly and everything works as you'd expect with no faults.
The Twizy has a built in charging cable in the front and simply plugs into a normal 3-pin mains socket. Charging takes up to 3.5 hours from completely flat. A full charge only costs around 60p, depending on your electricity rate.
The official (NEDC) range is 62 miles, but in real life this is typically around 40-50 miles. and less if driven flat out at top speed constantly. Top speed is 52 mph.
6.1 kWh lithium-ion battery. Battery is leased and therefore guaranteed under terms of hire agreement. See below for further information.
The battery is guaranteed for life under the battery hire agreement.
The original manufacturer's warranty on the rest of the vehicle has expired, so this Twizy comes with a comprehensive 3 month warranty and roadside recovery from Go Green Autos. For further details see 'Warranty' in The Buying Process page.
MoT expiry is 20/06/2019. The last MoT was done at 13,168 miles. All the previous MoT certificates are present.
Mileage & service history
Current mileage is 13,182. This may increase slightly.
The service sheets in the rear of the handbook has one stamp at 4,927 miles on 22/04/2016.
Metallic black with contrasting white frame and drivers seat. Roof panel is carbon fibre effect.
Number of owners
2 since new. The V5 shows 1 previous owners.
- 2 keys
- V5 document
- Original handbook
- Renault roadside breakdown assistance with national recovery via battery lease
- Lifeftime battery guarantee under lease agreement
- 3 months GGA warranty
Go Green Autos has partnered with Car Loan Warehouse who are experienced in sourcing finance for used electric vehicles. They can find you the best deal and loans are normally approved within one hour of submitting your details.
All Renault Twizy models have a battery lease. This means you own the vehicle, but hire the batteries from Renault Finance. The advantages are:
- Vehicle price is much lower
- Peace of mind on older vehicles that your battery performance is guaranteed
- If battery efficiency drops below 75%, Renault will repair or replace the battery
- Roadside recovery, which includes flat battery
- Easily transferred between owners
Rentals start from £45 per month. See Battery lease explained page for further information.
Licence to drive
In the UK, you need a full driving license to drive the Twizy as it is classed as a 'heavy' quadricycle. An automatic only licence is okay or even a motorcycle licence if it was obtained before 2001 as it gives you the entitlement to category B1 quadricycles.
In other parts of Europe there is a lower powered Twizy, called 'Twizy 45' which is limited to a 28mph top speed, which can be driven by teenagers without a license or those who have lost their licence due to driving convictions, but these Twizy 45 models are not available in the UK.
You can view the Renault brochure and user manuals here