Twizy Technic 2014 arrived 28th August 2015 my first electric car.
So, two months of ownership - I’ve done 600 miles, covered it in mud, didn’t get wet, done all of my shopping trips (average 25 miles) carried everything that I needed including enough wine for survival, bags of dog food and a sack of kindling sticks. I’ve also driven like the teenager that I used to be 50 years ago!
I haven’t used my ICE since August, it was in for repair when the Twizy arrived which forced me to adapt and after it came back I preferred to use the Twiz. Experience has taken away my anxieties about range, parking, practicalities, etc. I’ve found a bag to sit behind the seat to contain shopping and a bottle carrier that fits better than the cardboard freebies.
Thanks to all the experience on the forum I immediately fitted mud flaps, a 500 mm wiper blade and checked the tyre pressures. I have since checked and adjusted the tracking (a bit out but not serious) and Ministromer softer bushes. These are a much better improvement than expected, suspension is still firm but not so harsh and not as noisy.
Conclusion: No surprises here, it’s the best thing I’ve done for a long time and I’m a total convert. I’ve not bought any petrol for two months, not had to cheat about emissions like Volkswagen and had some fascinating conversations with complete strangers. I’m not quite an eco-crusader but I now want to make others think about how much energy and how many seats they need for most of their journeys.
Cold weather running will be the next learning curve.