Loving mine, much more usable and practical than I ever imagined and one of the best driving four wheelers with superb feedback, braking and handling.
Done 380 miles this week in a muddy rural area, carries kids to school perfectly, takes a weeks family shopping if you load back seat and either side of front seat, does 40-45 mile range in this hilly area, charges very quickly with the standard household plug, keeps the driver surprisingly dry and clean. Tradewise accepted it onto my trade insurance policy after I ignored the broker who refused cover and simply dealt with Tradewise’s underwriter direct.
Needs: longer seatbelts, cubby lids that stay up when open, the back seat base should flip over to give a storage area/booster seat like in the handbook but is riveted down on all models for some reason as they binned the idea for some reason, Skyroof should have been available from launch, Renault should have stockpiled the bespoke Conti tyres as none available, ignition key is cheap and old fashioned, driver’s seatbelts would be better opposite way round for RHD market as the main one gets in the way when getting in and out of the back seat on left side/UK kerbside. All minor stuff.
It is a very sorted electric vehicle for early adopters which has the best reaction from the public of any car I have driven and as well as being serious fun to use day to day and has many hidden benefits such as: taking the same size parking space as a touring motorbike on its sidestand-which means you can park in all sorts of new spaces; having a heated screen which works when still on charge and there being no side windows to defrost when wanting to move off quickly; having a tough waterproof inside which is absolutely ideal for muddy kids boots, dirty overalls, carrying dirty items; having much of the joy of a motorbike with some of the practicality of a car; and so on.
I was a total sceptic and have now fallen for it for the wonderful but practical experience it gives day to day-everything else now looks obsolete.
The brake discs on my two other vehicles are rusting over as the Twizy has nicked 90% of their mileage. Says it all really.
It fits my circumstances as an additional vehicle perfectly, but others may struggle with the lack of weather protection, security and their ability to charge it at the roadside.
Happy to get involved-running mine in a muddy rural hilly area as a proper, all weather, full time second car for the family and business which may be different from most owners!