With people discussing the brakes on the Twizy in another thread, I thought I would share with you my experience from last night.
I was dropping a friend home at around 11pm in wet conditions and admittedly I was doing 40 in a 30 zone. However, I was on a straight road with my lights on. Anyone would see me from a mile away. If they looked.
I noticed a mini pull up at a side turning and he looked eager to get going. I covered my brake as I always do just in case, never normally having to use it. However this time I did.
The mini pulled out halfway, saw me, then stopped. I slammed my brakes on but the Twizy just slid across the surface and I had to guide it round the mini into what could have been oncoming traffic. Thankfully not though.
As someone who learnt to drive in a car with ABS, and has only ever driven cars with ABS until the Twizy, you don’t half notice the difference. The Twizy just locked up and skidded about 50 metres.
I just thought it was worth sharing to remind everyone not to get carried away with the Twizy. The grip isn’t great, especially in wet conditions, and you just never know when some idiot is going to pull out in front of you.