Winter is coming and while most of us will be snug and warm with our heating on full whack, spare a thought for the poor Twizy drivers of the UK who’ll be exposed to the elements this winter.
Granted there aren’t many about – just 252 Twizys have been registered in the UK to date - and to be fair they won’t be that chilly anyway because Renault has just introduced a new window system for the kooky electric vehicle.
It’ll cost owners £295 including VAT when it goes on sale at the end of November 2012, and won’t need to go to a garage to be fitted. In fact it won’t require any tools at all.
The winter-proof kit comes in two parts, a rigid metal frame which attaches to the door, and a flexible, transparent ‘window’ which zip-fastens to the frame.
Read our first drive opinion of the Twizy here
An opening in the window provides access to the door handle and enables the transparent panel to be opened or closed.
Two slits in the panel – one at the front and the other at the rear – allows a flow of air to pass through, so the interior doesn’t mist up.
Renault says 8,460 Twizy models have been registered throughout Europe since its launch in April 2012.
The fully-electric, compact two-seater comes in a choice of three trim levels: Urban, Colour and Technic with prices starting at £6,690. Monthly battery hire also starts from £45 including VAT. Visit renault.co.uk/ze for more details.
John has been writing about cars since the start of 2011, with a particular fondness for models with USB connectivity and a serious distaste for steering wheels with too many buttons. Can often be found trying to seduce 1.0-litre engines. When away from things that go brum, apostrophe snob John can often be found making noise with varying degrees of musicality.
October 30, 2012
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