Agree that the Eco tyres are not great for grip; it’s hard to get the minimum rolling resistance wanted for maximum range, whilst keeping them grippy. It does not help that the Twizy is also very light with weight biased to the rear. I think it would have been an absolute nightmare to drive if they had made it front wheel drive as there is so little grip in the damp.
If you get caught out, eg if you nearly miss a junction and want to sharply steer into it on damp roads at short notice, it will go straight on!
There is a point though; that most older drivers were brought up on light cars with rear wheel drive and skinny tyres, so they are familiar with using the technique (which is almost redundant at normal speeds in modern cars as you can be so lazy) of going in slow and powering gently out. Those schooled in a late model Corsa with power steering, ESP, ABS and low profile tyres won’t be so familiar with it and soon come unstuck in cars like the Twizy which seems to have zero grip compared.
For the record, I had mine sideways a few times on islands (intentionally) but when driving lazily have had a few hairy moments on damp (or round here very muddy) roads due to low grip levels. I’ve had skid pan training, got a coach and bike licence and usually buy little light low grip cars, so if a novice got a bit stampy with the pedals in the wrong conditions it cold be messy!
What’s the solution, though? Fit grippier tyres and lose more range? Not sure.