Charles Pic with the Twizy Way
  • Charles Pic with the Twizy Way
  • Charles Pic with the Twizy Way
  • Charles Pic with the Twizy Way
  • Charles Pic with the Twizy Way
  • Charles Pic with the Twizy Way
  • Charles Pic with the Twizy Way
  • Charles Pic with the Twizy Way
  • Charles Pic with the Twizy Way
  • Charles Pic with the Twizy Way
  • Charles Pic with the Twizy Way
  • Charles Pic with the Twizy Way
  • Charles Pic with the Twizy Way
This isn't the first time the name F1 has been twisted with Twizy, but it's the first time that we know of that an F1 driver has gone to check out the all-electric Twizy Way carsharing effort.

Charles Pic, who races with the Caterham F1 Team partnered by Renault, went to the "Twizy Way community" in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, near Paris recently to check out the program as well as show off the Renault Sport F1 Twizy, which is a Twizy that has been modified with things like a KERS system, racing tires and steering wheel and other F1-style technologies.

The F1 Twizy needed to use the back seat to fit in the performance components, but in the regular Twizy's used for carsharing, Pix took four lucky winners around in the two-seat, tandem-style EV as he cruised the streets. We assume at street-legel speeds.
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Charles Pic meets the Twizy Way community in Saint Quentin en Yvelines

June 17, 2013

On Saturday, June 15, Charles Pic, a young driver with the Caterham F1 Team partnered by Renault, came to share his interest in new mobility solutions with the Twizy Way community in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines near Paris. His drive enabled him to share the fun, innovative, responsible self-service car sharing service with the municipalities of Montigny-le-Bretonneux, Voisins-le-Bretonneux and Guyancourt. Four winners of a competition launched by Twizy Way got a chance to drive with him in a Twizy.

Over the course of the day, Charles Pic also demonstrated the performances of the incredible Renault Sport F1 Twizy, a full electric racing car inspired by F1 technology.


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      David Murray
      • 1 Month Ago
      Will they ever bring the Twizzy to the USA?
        DaveMart
        • 1 Month Ago
        @David Murray
        No. Nissan had a version though, which they might conceivably build there or send there.
      DaveMart
      • 1 Month Ago
      I just remembered, the one I saw recently in Wales which was run by one of the tourist organisations had windows in. If you know the Welsh climate, that is a very good idea!
      DaveMart
      • 1 Month Ago
      To help electric car drivers cover long distance, no doubt with their long summer break particularly in mind, French rail is going to help: 'Announced in January, a partnership between Nissan and SNCF means European LEAF drivers planning to go to the south of France for their vacation can take their LEAF for free on the Auto-train between Paris and Nice. Popular across Europe—and available on select routes in the U.S.—Auto-Trains not only carry passengers but passenger vehicles, allowing you to travel large distances without driving or taking to the skies. Although SNCF’s free offer is only valid for a one-way ticket between Paris and Nice, special rates are available for electric car drivers giving them preferential rates on return trips. The service includes complimentary charging of customer’s electric cars in Paris before departure, thanks to a dedicated rapid charging station at Le Gare Auto-Train de Paris Bercy.' http://www.plugincars.com/ev-range-take-it-train-127527.html
        DaveMart
        • 1 Month Ago
        @DaveMart
        Of course, if you have a Twizy, you can simply take it on any train, and claim that it is a pet! ;-)
      CoolWaters
      • 1 Month Ago
      Wish it had windows.
        DaveMart
        • 1 Month Ago
        @CoolWaters
        Windows are available as an option: http://evworld.com/news.cfm?newsid=29044
      Grendal
      • 1 Month Ago
      I like how it has a Renault Sport tag on it. There should be a Renault Cute & Fun division instead.