Nino Marchetti of GreenTechling
The Renault Twizy, while an innovative little electric car, doesn’t offer much space for carrying cargo. This can make use of it for anything other than passengers a little tough. The French automaker is looking to address this though by recently announcing Twizy Cargo, targeted towards urban cargo deliveries.
The Twizy Cargo, according to Renault, integrates a new rear cargo area into the electric vehicle by replacing its rear seat. This watertight storage has a capacity of 75 kg (165 pounds) and is accessible via a rear door that opens to 90°. This rear door features a locking system that works with the EV’s ignition key.
Aimed primarily at at delivery or express firms, such as lift operators, postal services and emergency services, the Cargo comes in two different flavors depending upon your needs. The more powerful model has a top speed of 80 kph (49.7 MPH) and a range of around 62 miles. Both offerings feature a variety of safety items similar to that of a a conventional vehicle, with a protective cabin, 4-point seatbelt and airbag.
Renault has set pricing for the Twizy Cargo to start at around €8,080 ($10,550). There’s no word on if these vehicle will ever be seen in American cities.