Electric motor power 5 HP / 4 kW
Battery 7 kWh
Cruising range (NEDC / EPA / WLTP) 100 km
Charging time (220V / 380V / DC) 3.5-4 h. / - / -
Maximum speed 45 km / h
RENAULT TWIZY ZE Owner's Manual & Brochure PDF above the page.
Renault Twizy belongs to the category of heavy ATVs, but has been tested for frontal, side and pillar impacts as a full-fledged vehicle.
Maximum speed Twizy - 81 km / h. And this is because on European motorways you cannot move slower than 80 km / h. And Twizy 45 accelerates, as you might guess, to only 45 km / h.
EV designers have to find a trade-off between engine power for driving dynamics and battery capacity for range.
Therefore, 13 kW for Twizy (and 4 kW for Twizy 45) is the optimum, at which it was decided to stop.
Energy consumption dictates ideology. Steering wheel, brakes - no amplifiers (they steal energy). Therefore, when decelerating, you have to get used to the short and hard pedal travel. However, in a wide range of speeds, there is no need to use the brakes at all.
You release the gas pedal, and the car slows down by itself, simultaneously pumping recovered energy into the battery. Braking on dry asphalt at a speed of 70 km / h leads to blocking and skidding of the front wheels - there is no ABS here either.