Θυμάσαι το Renault Twizy που παρουσίασαν οι Γάλλοι στην έκθεση του Παρισιού τον περασμένο Οκτώβριο; Το Twizy λοιπόν ξεκινά τις πωλήσεις του μέσα στο έτος με αρχική τιμή τα €6.990. Η entry-level έκδοση Twizy 45 θα διαθέτει έναν ηλεκτροκινητήρα 4 kW (5 ίππων) που θα μπορεί να του δίνει τελική ταχύτητα της τάξεως των 45 χλμ/ώρα. Η μπαταρία δεν συμπεριλαμβάνεται στην τιμή αφού θα κοστίζει €45 τον μήνα.


Η επόμενη έκδοση, Twizy ξεκινά από τις €7.690 για την έκδοση Urban και €8.490 για την έκδοση Technic και φορά έναν ηλεκτροκινητήρα απόδοσης 13 kW (17 ίππων) που μπορεί να πιάσει τα 80 χλμ/ώρα. Και εδώ η μπαταρία δεν συμπεριλαμβάνεται στην τιμή, και κοστίζει €49 τον μήνα.

Σε όποια έκδοση και αν το πάρεις, η μπαταρία ιόντων λιθίου έχει αυτονομία 100 χλμ και φορτίζει πλήρως μέσω οικιακής πρίζας μέσα σε 3.5 ώρες. Να θυμίσω ότι το αυτοκίνητο έχει διαστάσεις 2.32μ μήκος, 1.19μ πλάτος και 1.46μ. ύψος. Φορά ζάντες 13″ και διαθέτει χώρο αποσκευών 31 λίτρων ο οποίος μπορεί να φτάσει έως και τα 55 λίτρα. Ζυγίζει μόλις 450 κιλά με τα 100 από αυτά να προέρχονται από τις μπαταρίες. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.

[Πηγή: Renault]

Δελτίο Τύπου

Renault releases Twizy prices and opens online reservations

  • Renault has profited from the Barcelona Motor Show to reveal its pricelist for Twizy, while reservations can now be made at www.renault-ze.com.
  • As announced at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, tax-paid Twizy prices will begin from €6,990* in Europe. This price is for Twizy 45 which is powered by a five-horsepower motor and which can be driven without a driving licence in certain countries.
  • Renault Twizy is equipped with a 17hp motor and is available in a choice of two finishes: Urban and Technic, which will sell from €7,690* and €8,490* respectively.
  • Renault Twizy is due to go on sale at the end of 2011 in Europe. It is manufactured at Renault’s Valladolid plant in Spain.

Renault Twizy 45: affordable mobility, with tax-paid prices starting from €6,990*.

The speed of this version is capped at 45kph, which means it can be driven without a licence in certain countries. Its price also means that young drivers will now be able to afford a vehicle that is safer than a two-wheeler. Twizy 45 customers will take out a subscription for lease of the battery starting from €45 per month.

Renault Twizy, more affordable than a three-wheeled scooter

Renault will have two versions of Twizy on display at the Barcelona Motor Show, both powered by a 17hp motor: Urban and Technic, the tax-paid prices for which will start from €7,690* and €8,490* respectively. Twizy is more affordable than a three-wheeled scooter thanks to the tax incentives available in certain markets. The monthly tax-paid cost of the battery lease for both versions is €49.

Twizy prices (all prices inclusive of VAT)

Equipment level Twizy 45

Does not require a driving licence in certain countries  (motor: 5hp )

Twizy

(motor: 17hp)

Urban Purchase price: €6,990*

Battery lease: €45/month

Purchase price: €7,690*

Battery lease: €49/month

Technic Purchase price: €8,490*

Battery lease: €49/month

* Tax incentives not deducted.

Reservations for Twizy now possible online at www.renault-ze.com

Customers can now pre-reserve their Twizy online at www.renault-ze.com. This requires a €20 deposit via a secure online payment module. Customers who pre-reserve Twizy online will be contacted on a priority basis when the car goes on sale with a view to confirming their order.

The renault-ze.com website is available in 38 countries and has already received more than five million visits, a figure which provides an eloquent illustration of the interest motorists are showing in the Renault Z.E. programme.

Twizy makes city motoring easier and safe:

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

Twizy makes getting round town more enjoyable

  • It is more agile than a car, while 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 and wind.

The no-fuss, practical all-electric vehicle

Twizy’s battery fully charges in just 3½ hours using a domestic electrical supply via a spiral cable stowed behind a flap at the front of the vehicle.

Renault Twizy’s low weight (450kg, including the 100kg battery) directly benefits its operationalrangewhich is 100km (standard cycle). In everyday use, this figure may vary as a function of the driving conditions actually encountered.

Accessories for the Twizy lifestyle

  • A semi-rigid all-purpose bag holding 50 litres.
  • Extra protection against bad weather and the cold .
  • 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 wheels, decals)will allow owners to personalise their vehicle.

DIMENSIONS
Standard wheels 13 inches
Length 2,337mm
Width, not including 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)
Standard tyres 125×80 R13 (front) / 145×80 R13 (rear)
MOTOR
Type Electric
Transmission Direct, with reducer and forward/reverse inverter
Maximum continuous power (EEC) 4kW (5hp) / 8kW (10hp)
45kph version / 80kph version
Maximum peak power (EEC) 7kW (9hp) / 13kW (17hp)
45kph version / 80kph version
Maximum torque (EEC) 57Nm
BATTERY
Type Lithium-ion
Standard cycle range 100km
PERFORMANCE
Top speed 45kph / 80kph
45kph version / 80kph version