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NEW PRODUCT - Renaultís oddball electric Twizy might just succeed
Electric cars try to match conventional ones; no chance - Twizy designed for limited job with low price
Published: Thu, 03 May 2012 16:54:56 GMT

If the Renault Twizy is the answer, maybe the wrong question was being asked before.

Renault and Nissan have tried to make battery powered cars that competed with conventional cars.

Result; cars which cost more than twice that of a conventional car with about one quarter of the range.

It might have a silly name and look ridiculous, but the Twizy could be the first electric vehicle to sell on its merits and without taxpayer inducements.

Sales of battery-only electric vehicles like the Nissan LEAF barely register on both sides of the Atlantic as car buyers blanche at the prices and the iffy and unimpressive range

Renault Twizy electric town runabout
Oddball Renault Twizy - electric town runabout



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