When the Twizy EV
goes on sale in March of next year, it will be one of the cheapest electric vehicles
available for sale in Europe, starting at just €6,990 (that's only $10,400 U.S. at today's exchange rate). True, that price doesn't include the battery pack, but that can be leased
for just €45 ($67) a month. The diminutive EV
sits somewhere in-between a neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV) and a full-fledged, highway-capable machine. With a 20-horsepower electric motor capable of propelling it up to 47 miles per hour and a range of 60 miles, the Twizy should be perfect for many cities and towns in Europe.
Recently, Autocar UK got the chance to drive a prototype and came away rather impressed. They really liked the instant acceleration provided by the motor that can churn out 42 pound-feet of torque. That doesn't sound like much on paper, but when you consider the Twizy only weighs 450 kg (992 lbs), it's not half bad. With most of the weight low on the chassis, the Twizy "swoops around corners" but with a fair bit of understeer. You can read the full review here
or watch the video review here
on Autocar's UK website. Thanks to Dan S. for the tip!