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Cars Renault reveals Twingo ZE electric city car

17:25  24 february  2020
17:25  24 february  2020 Source:   autocar.co.uk

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Renault has introduced a zero-emissions Twingo city car , which keeps the rear-wheel drive and replaces the combustion engine with an It was less than two weeks ago when Renault announced plans to unveil the Twingo Z . E . in 2020 and now the electric runabout is making its official premiere.

Renault Twingo ZE takes Twingo 's fun design, attractive personality and exclusive customisation possibilities and enhances them with features that With Twingo Z . E ., Renault 's iconic small city car now has an all- electric engine to offer even greater driving pleasure and comfort in everyday life.

Renault has revealed the new electric Twingo ZE city car with a range of up to 143 miles – although the model won’t be offered in the UK.

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The Renault Twingo ZE will have in the VW electric triplets its most direct alternatives. If the Renault Twingo ZE gets the same battery capacity as the City K- ZE it will be enough for a WLTP range of 210-220 km. Moreover, these electric cars will also be very popular in car sharing fleets.

Renault kept saying that people don’t want electric cars … However, the success of the Renault Zoe in Europe This means that instead of the 96s2p configuration, the Renault Twingo ZE should go for the Additionally, more and more European city centers are saying no to ICE (Internal Combustion

As with rival electric city cars, such as the Smart EQ Fortwo and Volkswagen e-Up, the Twingo ZE is based upon an existing combustion-engined model. The petrol-powered Twingo was launched in 2014.

The Twingo ZE uses a rear-mounted motor that offers 80bhp and 118lb ft, giving it a top speed of 84mph and a 0-62mph time of 12.6sec. Power is drawn from a 22kWh lithium ion battery and a 'B-mode' allows the driver to choose from three levels of regenerative braking.

The car has a range of 143 miles on the WLTP city cycle or 102 miles on the WLTP combined cycle. The battery can be charged at speeds of up to 22kW, at which rate 50 miles of range can be added in around half an hour.

The Twingo ZE weighs 1112kg and retains the same dimensions as the petrol model, at 3615mm long with a wheelbase of 2492mm.

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All- electric Renault Twingo (a city car smaller than ZOE) has been expected for years and it seems that it will be finally introduced in 2020. Renault Twingo Z . E . is now expected in 2020 according to Renault 's Executive Vice President, Product Planning and Programs.

Renault will reveal a production-ready economy electric compact model, the City K- ZE , at the Shanghai motor show. The car maker revealed a concept version of the City K- ZE on the eve of last year's Paris motor show. Renault has chosen Shanghai to reveal the new model because China is

Renault removed the Twingo from its UK range when the model was facelifted last year. That decision reflected the small sales volume for the model in the UK and the cost of producing right-hand-drive variants of the refreshed design.

The Twingo ZE will be followed later this year by a Kadjar-sized electric crossover.

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