A new version of the Renault Twizy, called the Cargo, has been launched.
Although the latest Twizy has retained the same eye-catching looks as its predecessors, what makes it unique is its relatively large boot capacity, as the rear tandem seat has been replaced with a load area which can be accessed from outside with a lockable door.
The new boot has a capacity of 180 litres, which can take a maximum of load of 75kg. A range of 50 miles between charges makes the car ideal for callout or small-scale businesses, says Renault. Charging takes three and a half hours to full from a standard three-pin plug.
A key aspect of the latest concept is its reclaimable VAT, due to it being a car-derived van. At a cost of £6241 excluding VAT, it is £650 cheaper than a standard Twizy. The VAT on battery hire can also be reclaimed, which means that battery hire costs from £36 per month.
The Twizy Cargo will also be exempt from the London congestion charge, so overall the perks of the Twizy could save companies hundreds of pounds per year.