Reviewer pleased with his Twizy rental

  • Mini car: Piers Carr in Bermuda’s first rental minicar, the Renault Twizy (File photograph by Sierra Correia)

    Mini car: Piers Carr in Bermuda’s first rental minicar, the Renault Twizy (File photograph by Sierra Correia)

The Renault Twizy has been put in the spotlight on the Popular Mechanics website — with Bermuda as the test track.

The article, by writer Andrew Moseman reviewed the electric minicars and detailed his experiences driving a Twizy on the island’s roads.

Mr Moseman described the Twizy as a minicar “with scissor doors and delusions of grandeur”.

But he added that tourists were only able to rent mopeds and had “pray to their own particular God” before the minicars were introduced last year.

Mr Moseman also joked about the vehicle’s lack of windows and door locks and the problems of sitting in the passenger seat.

He said the Twizy had enough power to keep up with the flow of traffic and the vehicle’s charge lasted long enough to go from end to end and back again. Mr Moseman said: “You will love the Twizy, even if you don’t love driving it any more by the end of a long day.

“Sure, a windowless contraption that so barely meets the qualifications of being a car is a much better fit for tropical tourist island that accounts for 21 square miles than it is for the urban environs of America. “Even so, we could learn something about a different kind of transportation future from the clean, cheap and enchanting Twizy.”

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Published Apr 20, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Apr 20, 2018 at 7:31 am)

Reviewer pleased with his Twizy rental

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