Who said you can go for a quick weekender in a #twizy…
Ok, so we had to get from A to B really, but with 45odd mile range I’d get on my Renault twizy, you can see the convenience,(or not and I won’t blame you) of the ride, vs public transport lugging all this and change several times along the way. And Before you ask: No, I don’t have another car at the moment. So twizy or train&tube&bus.
Cost of this travel option: £1 in electricity.
Cost of would be alternative public travel for two people would be £20 (+ time inconvenience)
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Faraday Future is set to make its big reveal at CES. The company says we’ll see it “unveil a concept inspired by our design and engineering vision.” So it sounds like the actual car is pretty far from completion, though we’re still excited to see what it has come up with.
A longer video released by the California startup last week teased an electric vehicle with self-driving capabilities. The company has also hinted at an alternative ownership model where you only get the car when you actually need it, though again we’re still fuzzy on the actual details. Hopefully we’ll learn more next week.
AN OTLEY car park could become one of the first in Leeds to get an electric vehicle charging point.
Leeds City Council has received Government funding to create a network of charge points across the city – but only three are to be in council car parks.
The Licks site in Otley, off North Parade, is in the running to be named one of the three, to the delight of the ward councillors.
Cllr Sandy Lay (Lib Dem, Otley & Yeadon) said: “We would love to have an electric vehicle charging port in Otley.
“The technology is great for the environment but, before fully electric cars can become a viable alternative to petrol engines, this kind of infrastructure needs to be in place.”
Cllr Colin Campbell (Lib Dem, Otley & Yeadon) added: “This scheme would be a good start and, in time, will help to reduce air pollution. I hope that the parking department settles on the Licks as one of the three council car park sites.”
As i am trying to source a Renault Twizy Loan to roam around london promoting this magical commuter alternative to passer-by’s, I am yet to actualy, well, source one.
I dont know if i am underestimating the sales, (doubt that) or they are simply all over the place and people are holding onto-them, (again, doubt so) or finally, if there is supply issue. (hmm, lets look into that)
Registrations spiked in the release year, as a result of good promotions/preorder/leases, and then it slows down to a trickle.
Are Twizy’s right to fullfill that aimed “lifestyle”, as renault sees it, or does it need to be adjusted.
From a different angle, at 7k-8k for a brand new spanking Twizy, – are they simply too expensive… for a quad bike, considering the Batteries are “not included”. They start from £40 odd a month/for 4,500miles/year range.
I personally think that they are great for urban areas (as long as they are not abused – having unsecured cabin access hinders that)
But i also believe they are not marketed enough, well, and may have a wrong price tag.
Afterall, I am a firm believer of “economies of scale” and having a few for expensive price tag sold is not as good as have quite a few sold for a cheaper price tag. (never mind additional battery lease contracts arranged)
I am thinking out loud. Let me know your thoughts.
I know it’s a risky business, but I’m thinking winter twizy range (30miles) may still be, just about ok with me, on my daily 25 odd mile return commute.
I already have a Nissan Leaf, so Twizy would be a welcome addition to our Electric household.
I am sticking to £4k price until I get one, or not/change mind/cook-up some alternative. Meanwhile £4k for a used twizy, especially during autumn/winter season – it’s just about amount I’m willing to “risk” for winter range/commute.
Naturally, Twizy is not for everyone, – not quite a car, yet not quite a motorbike. This “inbetweener” and it’s practicality is something I’m looking to ascertain over a long-er term ownership, on London’s streets!
Happy to carry your branding/logo for any “special consideration/cases”.
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Extract from a draft revision to the Traffic Signs Manual – Chapter 3
The Traffic Signs (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations and General Directions 2011 i.e.
Electric vehicle rechargingpointparking signs and markings are prescribed by The
Traffic Signs (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations and General Directions 2011 which
came into force on 30 January 2012. Guidance will be given via a revision to the Traffic
Signs Manual Chapter 3 which covers regulatory signs, when next updated. Below is
the draft revision of the paragraph relevant to electric vehicle parking.
Question Remains… Why is there a “charging hours” prescribed on these charging areas. By notion of vehicle – like any other vehicle – electric cars are to be used at any hour of the day, thus with charging requirement.
Appointing the charging time-frame, it limits the very utilisation of such alternative vehicles.
2016: “The government’s current air quality plan with respect to London is based on the very limited ambition of the previous mayor to tackle air pollution and isn’t enough to protect Londoners health,” said Khan. “I know from personal experience that the city’s air is damaging people’s health as I suffer from adult-onset asthma myself.”
Khan’s first major policy announcement after winning the mayoral election for Labour were new plans to tackle the capital’s air pollution. These include more than doubling the size of the planned Ultra Low Emission Zone.