Renault used the Frankfurt Motor Show to introduce the unique Twizy Z.E. (Zero Emission) Concept.

Looking like a Smart ForTwo designed by hippies, the Twizy boasts a flowery exterior and a futuristic cockpit. Other features include full wheel covers, a pearlescent white paint scheme, and "luminous matrix displays" that act as headlights and taillights (they can also create 'smileys' to tell other drivers what you think of them).

Envisioned as an urban vehicle for city dwellers, the Twizy measures 2.30m in length and 1.13m in width. While the front seat is relatively spacious, the rear seat (yes, there is one) appears prison-like. Despite this, the rear seat bottom can be adjusted to suit the passenger's height.

Power comes from a small electric motor, with 15kW (20hp) and 70Nm of torque, which is connected to a series of lithium-ion batteries located underneath the seats. Boasting a range of up to 100km (62 miles), the Twizy has a top speed of 75km/h (47 mph).