Twizy http://www.stuff.tv/renault/twizy/news en-GB Renault Twizy video review http://www.stuff.tv/renault/renault-twizy-video-review/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When Renault told us to pack our bags to take its outlandish, sci-fi inspired electric two-seater for a test drive, we just couldn&#039;t resist its quirky charm and novelty value. But how did it fare on the road? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="277" height="245" title="Renault Twizy" alt="Renault Twizy" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Renault%20Twizzy.png?1370357812" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1630533496001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1630533496001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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We took this concept made real for a spin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/renault-twizy-review-press-1_4.jpg?1364297930" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="370" height="247" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/renault-twizy-review-side_4.jpg?1364297930" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="370" height="247" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/renault-twizy-rear_4.jpg?1364297930" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £6,690.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price from </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> + from £45/month </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Renault is opening up EV ownership to a new urban generation with the Twizy but can this techie transport go the distance, by which we mean more than 10 miles?&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1630533496001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1630533496001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/renault-twizy-review-hands-on-3_2.jpg?1364297930" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Renault Twizy review – intro  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Twizy's designers must be optimists: its cabin isn't fully enclosed, which means it gets blustery in there at more than bumbling pace. You can add the Lamborghini-aping scissor doors for £545, but they'll only keep the draught and grime off your lower limbs. Still, it does have a tiny widescreen wiper...&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/renault-twizy-review-hands-on-6_2.jpg?1364297930" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Renault Twizy review – design  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With a profile like that of a zygotic mutant double-decker bus from the future, the Twizy needs super-firm suspension to ward off weedle-like bodyroll. It steers instinctively and can be fun on a grippy surface, but on anything else it's wise to take it easy on corners. Hit a speed bump too quickly and you'll also be glad of your inertia reel seatbelt.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/renault-twizy-review-hands-on-1_2.jpg?1364297930" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Renault Twizy review – how does it drive?  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You'll be waiting a long time for a benchmark 0-60mph acceleration time – the Twizy's top speed is 50mph, although we did see a heady 52mph appear momentarily on the digital speedo at one stage. It accelerates keenly enough to 30mph to keep out of the way of city traffic, and stops quickly too – great for inner city stop-start traffic.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/renault-twizy-review-hands-on-2_1.jpg?1364297930" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Renault Twizy review – top speed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are three game-changingly affordable trim levels available: Urban (£6690), Colour (£6950) and Technic (£7400). The basic car gets steel wheels, the pimped-up models have 13in alloys. A sunroof, Parrot Bluetooth handsfree kit and parking sensors are all available as options, but don't splurge all your cash: battery lease costs from £45 to £67 a month.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/renault-twizy-review-hands-on-7_2.jpg?1364297930" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Renault Twizy review – trims and accessories  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Twizy's powertrain is made up of a 17bhp, 13kWh electric traction motor, a direct-drive transmission and a 6.1kWh lithium ion battery. The latter is supposedly good for 60 miles of mixed urban use; our testing suggests it's more like 45. But you can charge it in less than three hours from a standard 10amp three-pin outlet.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Renault Twizy review – charging  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Two pedals, two column stalks, a push-button gear selector, a digital speedometer and a good old-fashioned steering wheel: easy and completely car-like. The handbrake is trickier to wrestle with: hidden under the left side of the fascia, it will only release when your foot is on the brake – and only then with a firm squeeze of the ratchet button.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Renault Twizy review – controls </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of the Twizy's biggest issues is its lack of useful storage space. The two covered cubbies in the dashboard are handy for bits and bobs, but not really big enough for shopping. There's a larger cavity compartment behind the rear seat, but it's tricky to access and offers little usable space.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Renault Twizy review – storage  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Both seats are surprisingly good. The front one slides fore and aft, and taller passengers in the back can wrap their knees around the seat in front, tandem-style. The bluster of the wind and exhaust fumes of passing traffic are worse for whoever's in the back, though, and seat comfort if pretty thin – so don't plan on making anyone spend more than a short trip as your pillion. Unless you don't like them.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Renault Twizy review – seats  </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It lacks practicality, but the Twizy is different and packed with charm. It could just be the future&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/renault-twizy </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/renault-twizy/review#comments Renault Transport Twizy Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:56:39 +0000 Sophie Charara 423147 at http://www.stuff.tv New video! Renault Twizy test drive http://www.stuff.tv/renault/new-video-renault-twizy-test-drive/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Renault Twizy marks the dawn of a new generation of urban transportation – but what&#039;s it like to drive? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen-shot-2012-05-10-at-10.59.58_0.png?1364400252" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5155.jpg?1364400252" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With its stripped-back interior and pod-like styling, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/life-etc/stuff/stuff-takes-the-renault-twizy-for-a-test-drive">Renault Twizy</a> is certainly unique. So when Renault told us to pack our bags to take its outlandish, sci-fi inspired electric two-seater for a test drive, we just couldn't resist its quirky charm and novelty value. But how did it fare on the road? You can find out all about it by watching our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/renault-twizy-video-review">video review</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/news-nugget/new-video-renault-twizy-test-drive </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/renault/new-video-renault-twizy-test-drive/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/renault/new-video-renault-twizy-test-drive/news#comments Renault Twizy Thu, 10 May 2012 10:32:23 +0000 Lucy Hedges 421104 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff takes the Renault Twizy for a test drive http://www.stuff.tv/renault/stuff-takes-renault-twizy-test-drive/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meet the Renault Twizy – the offspring of a Smart car and a golf buggy. But is it electric? Or just a shocker? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/twizy_0.jpg?1364400309" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/twizy1_0_0.jpg?1364400309" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/twizy3_0.jpg?1364400309" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/twizy11_0.jpg?1364400309" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/twizy2_0.jpg?1364400309" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/twizy0_0.jpg?1364400309" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/twixy4_0.jpg?1364400309" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/twizy7_0.jpg?1364400309" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/twizy5_0.jpg?1364400309" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/twizy4_0.jpg?1364400309" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5274.jpg?1364400309" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's not very often that an outlandish concept car makes the transition from prototype to fully-fledged product. Take the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/life-etc/hands-on/citro%C3%ABn-lacoste-concept-visits-the-uk?page=0,1">Citroën Lacoste concept</a>, for example. Things are a little different for the rather unconventional and sci-fi inspired Twizzy.         </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/stuff/stuff-takes-the-renault-twizy-for-a-test-drive </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/renault/stuff-takes-renault-twizy-test-drive/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/renault/stuff-takes-renault-twizy-test-drive/news#comments Renault Twizy Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:27:46 +0000 Lucy Hedges 420929 at http://www.stuff.tv