As the 2011 edition of the Barcelona Motor Show kicked off, French automaker Renault took the opportunity to announce pricing for their two-seater, electric city car, the Twizy.
Due to go on sale at the end of 2011, the Renault Twizy (which is manufactured at te Valladolid plant in Spain) will be available with a 5 HP electric motor or with a 17 HP electric motor. The least powerful model which is called the Twizy 45 is priced at 6,990 Euros in Europe and is capable of reaching a top speed of 45 Km/h. In certain countries the Twizy 45 can be driven without needing a licence, and Renault claims that the cost of battery lease would be around 45 Euro per month. 
As for the 17 HP version, the automaker is offering two finishes (Urban and Technic) priced at 7,690 Euro and 8,490 Euro respectively, and in this case battery lease would be 49 Euro per month. 
The list of accessories available for the Twizy include a 50 -litres semi-rigid ‘all purpose bag’, extra protection against bad weather, an audio kit featuring Bluetooth, USB connectivity, a jack socket and an Apple connector, as well as rear parking sensors.
Those who are interested in the Twizy can place their orders at www.renault-ze.com   
 

Renault Twizy Specifications :

DIMENSIONS
Standard wheels  13 inches
Length  2,337mm
Width, not including mirrors  1,191mm
Height 1,461mm
Wheelbase 1,684mm
Front/rear track 1,050mm/1,036mm
Front/rear overhang 292mm/345mm
Kerb weight 450kg, including battery (100kg)
Standard tyres 125×80 R13 (front) / 145×80 R13 (rear)
MOTOR
Type  Electric
Transmission Direct, with reducer and forward/reverse inverter
Maximum continuous power (EEC) 4kW (5hp) / 8kW (10hp)
45kph version / 80kph version
Maximum peak power (EEC) 7kW (9hp) / 13kW (17hp)
45kph version / 80kph version
Maximum torque (EEC) 57Nm
BATTERY
Type  Lithium-ion
Standard cycle range  100km
PERFORMANCE
Top speed  45kph / 80kph
45kph version / 80kph version
Source: Renault