Renault Twizy electric car now on sale in UAE and Qatar
Renault launched the Twizy, a full electric car, at the 2014 Qatar Motor Show. Renault will be the first car manufacturer to sell a 100% electric vehicle in the Middle East.
The Renault Twizy is designed as an “ultramobile” and is just 2.34 metres long, 1.24 metres wide and 1.45 metres tall. It will available in only four colours – blue, white, red and black from which customers can choose many styling combinations. Also different stickers can be added to the doors and rims.
The Twizy’s electric motor, which produces around 17 hp and 57 Nm of torque, has a top speed of 80 kph. It can run up to 85 km on a single charge. The lithium-ion batteries takes about 3.5 hours to charge completely using a 220-240v domestic supply. The car weighs a mere 450 kg.
For safety, the Twizy comes with a 4-point seatbelt and a driver’s airbag. It is equipped with disc brakes as well and an optional rear parking aid.
Pre-booking has already started for the Renault Twizy in the GCC, with UAE and Qatar to be the first countries to get it. Prices in the UAE will start from Dhs 77,900.