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Can you get a Renault Twizy in USA?
Twizys aren’t sold in the United States for two obvious reasons: Renault hasn’t sold cars here since 1987, and the Twizy doesn’t make any sense on American roads (our cities are too spread-out, our roads too fast, and our drivers too easily distracted.) That’s what makes this one such a mystery—how did it get here?
The Renault Twizy falls into insurance group 11, which is surprisingly high, considering entry-level Ford Fiesta versions start from group 4. The Twizy’s obvious lack of safety kit may contribute to this rating.
Why is Renault not sold in America?
They are not sold in the U.S. because their market share would not be large enough compared with sales in the rest of the world to make it economically profitable for them to build cars specifically for the U.S. market that meet the U.S. requirements for emissions and safety standards.
Is Twizy allowed on the highway?
As a quadricycle, Twizy is not authorized to drive on highways. This electric vehicle with its compact build is designed for the urban environment. Fast roads and highways are not its thing! Also, another reason why Twizy is incompatible with driving on the highway is its maximum speed limit of 80 km/h.
The Twizy comes with Renault’s warranty package for up to three years – unlimited mileage during the first 24 months, followed by a further year limited to a total mileage of 60,000. The pack also includes three years roadside assistance.
About Renault Twizy
Awards & AchievementsRed Dot Award: Product Design 2011
The range of Renault Twizy
Renault Twizy’s range can reach up to 80 kilometers of real use. Twizy’s energy consumption, and therefore the range of this electric vehicle, not only depends on the conditions (gradient of the road, outside temperature etc.) but also significantly on the style of driving. Eco-driving can save up to 60% of electric range compared to a more “brusque” style. Onboard, the econometer indicates energy consumption in real-time, enabling the driver to optimize their Twizy’s range.