I feel Twizy

Just had a Renault Twizy on loan for a couple of days and I can report that it is a fun little device.

Despite being the low power version (5hp !) acceleration was almost reasonable and the cornering speeds possible, were very sweet.
However, the limited top speed – 45km/h – is almost criminally low. Even in a city centre you’re constantly nudging the limiter and becoming a nuisance for anyone behind you. This makes the top version with 17hp on tap much more realistic (and safer).

As niggles, there’s the limited suspension travel which gets you jumping on every pothole and the absurd lack of a sunvisor that makes sunglasses mandatory.

If this is the future, it could be a lot worse.

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