Renault Twingo will be the cheapest electric car in Europe

Renault Twingo will be the cheapest electric car in Europe

September 4, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

With the release of a new version of the Renault Twingo electric car, called Vibes, the car will drop in price immediately to 21 350 euros.

Renault has announced pricing for the all-electric version of its Twingo siticar, which will go on sale in France this fall. The base price of € 21,350 makes the Twingo Electric one of the cheapest electric vehicles sold in Europe. For comparison, the cost of Smart ForFour EQ, which has many components in common with Twingo and is produced in the same factory, in France starts from 27,350 euros.

Twingo Electric will have two basic trim levels in addition to the special version available at launch. He is entitled to receive environmental bonuses up to 7 thousand euros in France, as well as a discount of several thousand euros. Renault says the Twingo Electric has a range of 190 km on combined cycle and up to 270 km in city mode. It is equipped with a 22 kWh battery, which can be charged in 30 minutes from a dedicated 22 kilowatt socket to a reserve of 80 km.

The basic version of the Twingo with an internal combustion engine costs in France from about 11,500 euros, but Renault executives said that up to 40% of all Twingo buyers choose top-end configurations and options for the car, so the actual price range of the model varies from 16 thousand to 18 thousand euros. …

Renault said it hopes the electric Twingo will account for 15% to 30% of total model lineup sales. The automaker is targeting urban buyers as well as retirees looking for an easy-to-drive car for shorter trips.

Note that the number of budget electric cars available in Europe is the Seat Mii Electric at a price of 20,869 euros; Skoda Citigo e-iV – 21,600 euros; Volkswagen e-Up – 23,440 euros; and Smart ForTwo EQ for around 25,000 euros.