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Renault announces partners for open-source electric-vehicle platform

Partner OSVehicle makes the Tabby EV base.

Renault says it's the first mass-market automaker to make its electric-vehicle technology open-sourced.

Scoot launches electric car rentals and plans second city expansion

Scoot's small car sharing program brings Nissan New Mobility Concept EVs to the streets of San Francisco.

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Renault updates Zoe, Twizy trim levels

New Motor Will Increase Range To 149 Miles

Renault announces changes to the Zoe and Twizy EVs, with the most important update being a better motor in the Zoe that increases the range to 149 miles.

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Twizy could be first Renault in North America in ages

French Automaker Last Sold North American Vehicles in 1987

Renault may return to North America via Twizy EV sales in Quebec.

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Renault Twizy meets Terry Gilliam in The Zero Theorem

Low-speed quadricycle a perfect 'picture vehicle' for Monty Python alum

The little Renault Twizy electric vehicle is making its way to the big screen in a bizarre and futuristic new movie, The Zero Theorem. The film is from director Terry Gilliam, a Monty Python alumnus and director of the feature films Brazil, Twelve Monkeys and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

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Renault Twizy silently sneaks into university library

"If you've never heard of the Renault Twizy, that's because it's silent." That's the tagline for a new video of a promotional stunt by the French automaker that sent the funky looking EV driving into a university library to show off how quiet it is. Get it? You aren't supposed to talk in a bibliothèque but you can drive an EV there.

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All-electric Renault Twizy used for Self Drive Audio Tours

Self-drive touring is one of the fastest-growing trends in travel, according to a recent article in the magazine published by the American Society of Travel Agents. A Portuguese company, ToGuide is ahead of the curve here, and is offering a way to tour European cities by renting small, two-seat all-electric Renault Twizy vehicles outfitted with an audio guide and GPS.

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Thought Renault's Twizy couldn't get more French? Here's one covered in macarons

While we were in Las Vegas covering the 2012 SEMA Show, sweeter teeth had converged upon France's capital city for the annual Salon du Chocolat, otherwise known as the Paris Chocolate Show. Renault brought a little automotive flair to the this year's show by teaming with French pastry chef Pierre Herm&

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Worried about winter in your windowless Renault Twizy? A solution beckons

For consumers considering buying a Renault Twizy, a four-wheeled covered electric vehicle (EV), some worries about winter driving conditions might be alleviated by this news. For 295 British pounds (about $472 US dollars), owners can now buy a kit that will make the little EV winter proof. Or, at least, a little bit more protected. The Twizy doesn't hav

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Firefighters will test Renault Twizy as emergency support vehicle in Paris

The Twizy can be adapted to a variety of situations, from wall art to music video attention getter. Eurocarblog, for example, has a new story about a Twizy decorated in such a way that it is, "blatantly inspired by the work of Pablo Picasso," in order to t

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French Twizy EV dons odd new clothes, including Union Jack

The UK division of Renault is promoting the Twizy two-seat electric vehicle with a new, six-minute video and is pitching its customization possibilities by making it available in designs that include the Union Jack.

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Renault offering free all-electric Twizys with gas-guzzler purchase

It's like an extra tapas dish being thrown in with the whole meal, we guess.

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150 'micro-mobility models' coming by 2020; will Gen Y urbanites respond?

What do electric bikes, cars without doors and pod cars have in common? They are all "Micro-Mobility Models," according to Frost & Sullivan, and we're going to be seeing many, many more of them in big cities in the years to come.

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Renault Twizy EV added to U.K.-based car-sharing service

The Renault Twizy became the first electric vehicle to be offered in the U.K.-based WhipCar peer-to-peer car-sharing service after two Twizy owners in London and Glasgow made their cars available for rent.

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Renault sells a surprising 1,000 Twizy electric vehicles in Germany

For a car without side windows, the Renault Twizy sure is selling pretty well. At least, it is in Germany, where 1,000 units have sold since the car went on sale in the middle of April even though we're pretty sure it does rain there. The sales are doubly impressive given all the hesitancy about plug-in cars from the German automakers. Throughout E

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Yes, Virginia, you can drift a 17-horsepower Renault Twizy

On one side of the Renault Twizy ledger you have a mid-engined, rear-wheel drive "coupe" with instant torque and a RenaultSport-tuned suspension. On the other, you have the equivalent of 17 horsepower. None of those figures would keep Autocar's Steve Sutcliffe from getting to the bottom line, which was to see if he could make the Twizy drift.

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Renault Twizy: will it drift?

By all accounts, the Renault Twizy is a surprisingly entertaining vehicle to drive. With its very low center of gravity, firm suspension and wheels at the extreme corners, it can whip around turns with extraordinary confidence. What happens though, if all its grip goes away? Will it drift?

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