New licence makes entry-level Twizy legal for 16-year-olds
The carmaker was originally planning not to introduce the 45bhp version in the UK, but said the introduction of a new European licence for 16-year-olds which comes into effect from the 19th January meant it was re-thinking its sales potential.
Twizy arrived at Renault’s 22 Z.E. Expert dealerships today, with the first customer collecting their two-seater at a dealer in Bournemouth this morning. Demonstration vehicles are being prioritised for dealers in urban areas, with the remainder of the network getting the new model from the 20th April.
In its most basic form, the Twizy 45 is 5bhp less powerful than the entry-level model now available in the UK. Because driver and passenger are protected and strapped in place, it can be driven with no protective clothing or helmet.