Renault has announced the Twizy will be priced from €6,990 when it goes on sale later this year.

Renault has announced the Twizy will be priced from €6,990 when it goes on sale later this year.

While that sounds reasonable enough, the entry-level model only has a 5 hp (4 kW / 5 PS) electric motor and a top speed of 45 km/h (28 mph). Furthermore, the battery isn't included and must be leased for €45 a month.

On the other hand, the mainstream model starts at €7,690 (with a €49/month battery lease) and features a 17 hp (13 kW / 17 PS) electric motor that allows the car top out at 80 km/h (50 mph).

Regardless of what variant is selected, both are powered by a lithium-ion battery which enables the Twizy to travel up to 100 km (62 miles) on a single charge. When the battery is depleted, it can be fully-recharged in approximately 3.5 hours.

Check out the press release for additional information

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