Renault’s Fashionable Twizy EV

Next week (December 5-10) at the colette boutique at 213 rue Saint-Honoré in Paris, the Renault Twizy will be in the display window of the exceedingly eclectic emporium.

Next week (December 5-10) at the colette boutique at 213 rue Saint-Honoré in Paris, the Renault Twizy will be in the display window of the exceedingly eclectic emporium.

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Photo: Grégory Le Chaix

The Twizy, according to Renault, “looks like a toy and drives like a toy—but it isn’t a toy.”

It is an electric vehicle (EV) with a 115-km (71-mile) range.

The Twizy can certainly fit into a window display as it is 7.7-ft wide, 4.8-ft high, and 3.9-ft wide; it has a 5.5-ft wheelbase.

There are two versions, the Twizy with a 17-hp capability and the Twizy 45, rated at 5 hp. The lithium ion batteries can recharge in 3.5 hours. The top speed for the Twizy is 50 mph; it is 28 mph for the Twizy 45.

Cute, but not a toy.