Renault Twizzy Arriving In Canada Pending Approval

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
renault twizzy arriving in canada pending approval

Canadian B&B, get ready: The Renault Twizzy EV is coming to your shores at last.

Renault has chosen Azra Network in Terrebonne, Quebec to distribute the Twizzy pending approval by Transport Canada, Le Soleil reports. Once approved, Azra will sell the EV online for delivery or pickup at its headquarters, and establish service centers for any repair work needed down the road.

The Twizy45 will be the sole model sold in Canada, though its maximum speed will drop from 45 kph to 40 kph in order to meet the nation’s low-speed vehicle standards. Range is 120 kilometers per charge, with recharging to take three hours on a 240-volt setup. Price of admission is expected to be $16,000 CDN, with $1,000 off via tax credits.

Aside from becoming a distributor of the Renault Twizzy, Azra Network operates a private network of charging stations 240- and 400-volt chargers, and recently sold 600 stations as part of Quebec’s Branché au travail program.

[H/T: Jonathan Roy/ Twitter]

[Photo credit: Renault]

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  • TonyJZX TonyJZX on Jun 02, 2015

    EU tests have shown this car ('car') is fundamentally useless in urban areas where there are already ICE vehicles... enjoy huffing those fumes... and good luck in the rain. This is another one of those useless cars much like the Elio.

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    • Heavy handle Heavy handle on Jun 02, 2015

      @heavy handle Tony, "You pay the same registration and insurance as a car" Don't know what the deal will be in Canada, but the Twizy can be driven without a license in the UK, and registration fees are minimal in France where it's considered a "1CV" (I believe the scale for cars goes from 1 to 20CV).

  • Sector 5 Sector 5 on Jun 02, 2015

    +1 It is Hollande's love chariot. Beats a scooter in Paris rain.

  • Maymar Maymar on Jun 02, 2015

    As much as I'm not a fan of e-bikes (well, their riders really), it's hard to imagine too many people would take a Twizy at $16 over one.

  • Add Lightness Add Lightness on Jun 02, 2015

    The tarsands were rebranded oilsands to make them sound better.