This looks like a great forum! I’m considering buying a Twizy but, like most people, I’m concerned about the range. More specifically, I’m concerned about what a Twizy’s range is like when it’s old, but before Renault will replace the battery? How are people getting on with their batteries degrading, and do Renault actually replace them when the range is reduced? Or do they just pretend like it’s fine and tell you that you’re just using it wrong?
I’m sure I could find the answer to all this elsewhere if I went digging, but if someone could help that’d be much appreciated? I’d like to be able to get to work & back; my most Tiwzy-friendly route I think would be a 21.4 mile round trip, roughly comprising:
*]1.1 miles of stop/start sub-25mph (flat)
*]8.0 miles of relatively congestion-free 50mph limit (some gradients, overall no altitude change)
*]1.6 miles of 25-45mph (mostly slight downhill followed by a shorter/steeper uphill climb)
*]Return journey is the reverse.
So, I guess my questions are:
(1) Would a Twizy make this 21.4 mile round trip, including 16 miles of [getting on towards] Vmax when it’s new?
(2) Would it make it when it’s 2 or 3 years old and the weather’s cold?
Sadly, no chance of charging at work.
I’ve got test drive booked on Friday, really looking forward to it! Hopefully it’ll be raining so I can see just how bad it is in our normal weather conditions…