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The weirdest car in Russia: a country-city test Renault Twizy

This is one of three officially represented on the Russian market of electric vehicles. Expert “Behind the wheel” to find out what you are capable of six-foot marvel of engineering for 949 000 rubles.Alexey Revin “driving”Expert

I gladly threw in the garage petrol Largus for Twizy — decided to drive it to the country.

How to get into Twise if the handles on the outside there? To open the ski door, you need to stick your hand out the window and pull the lever from inside, in response to “guillotine” toss-up.

Everything inside is at a minimum. The driver’s plastic chair with a hole in the middle is that the rain water flowed. Passenger seat — back, I threw a backpack and a bag with products. And more in the machine did not fit.

Moved on Friday in the first hour of the night. You could go through the evening traffic, because during idle Twizy consumes almost no energy. “Almost” because all optics have a Twizy on the bulbs!

The largest characters on the tidy it would be better to show, not speed, and range.The largest characters on the tidy it would be better to show, not speed, and range.

The suspension formally, but in the movement do not feel it: tough!The suspension formally, but in the movement do not feel it: tough!

But the traffic does not disperse. To stay on the first energy-saving steps for economer need to go, smoothly and slowly, not faster than 50 km/h More or less intense acceleration lights from the three symbols of power consumption. And the maximum speed — 80 km/h, so cars clogged the highway is very uncomfortable, confused, all under the wheels, getting in the way.

On the road came in a thick night fog, the windshield immediately fouled. The situation was saved defroster, simultaneously otev part of the stock battery.

I finished after 50 km with balance of 22% of the energy and reserve 15 km, So, if you want to repeat my feat, your cottage needs to be at least 65 km from the house. Charge from the usual outlets from scratch takes a little more than three hours. Battery — Li-ion, no memory effect, you can feed “from anywhere”.

In 30‑degree heat to ride in polyarylene Twizy — in a rush!In 30‑degree heat to ride in polyarylene Twizy — in a rush!

The return journey started the day and brought in edition to 29% of energy. In the end I got used to the car and already slick in the city. Suspension Twizy hard, but he almost lurches and managed as cards!

A full charge is a little more than 6 kW·h, which according to the most ferocious of the Moscow fare is not more expensive 45 rubles. So 100 km Twizy will cost 70-80 rubles. For gasoline for Largus would have had to pay four times more. Metro-train-bus for the price of a trip too, not competitors. Oil Twizy is not necessary to change!

Of course, first you need to pay for Twizy million. But to ride then it’s a steal. Is that on a good extension cord to spend.

Renault Twizy

Length / width / height / base 2335 / 1288 / 1451 / 1686 mmtrunk Volume (VDA) 31 lCurb weight of 487 kgPower unit motor, 8 kW / 11 HP, 57 N·m; lithium-ion battery energy content of 6.1 kWhacceleration 0-45 km/h in 6,1 sMaximum speed 80 km/hcruising range of 100 km

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