The Renault Twingo Z.E will become the French automaker’s seventh all-electric vehicle which will compete against the Smart EQ ForFour and Volkswagen e-Up.
Half a month ago, the French automaker announced its intention to introduce the Twingo Z.E, which is an all-electric version of the third-generation Twingo hatchback. The EV has recently broken its cover for the international car market. The Twingo Z.E has been intended to provide the auto buyers with an affordable EV for driving in the city.
The Renault Twingo Z.E is the electric version of the Twingo hatchback.
The ICE-powered Twingo receives its power from a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated and a 0.9-litre turbo gasoline burners. In the electric version, these two motors have given way to an electric motor which can deliver a maximum power of 81 HP against a peak torque of 160 Nm. This power output might not sound huge¸ but it can help the EV accelerate from a standstill to 50 kmph in only 4 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 135 kmph.
The Twingo Z.E gets a 22 kWh lithium-ion battery package which helps it achieve a travel range of 180 km according to the WLTP cycle. Nevertheless, it should be noted that the EV is intended mostly for city driving so the vehicle is tested in the city, suburbs and highway for 57%, 25% and 18%, respectively. A separate WLTP City test cycle is also available. According to this, the Twingo Z.E can travel for 250 kilometres on a single charge in city driving.
The EV can travel for 250 km in the city on a single charge.
It takes around 13 hours and a half for the EV to be charged from 0% to full with a 2.3 kW charger, around 8 hours with a 3.7 kW Wallbox charger and impressively 4 hours with a 7.4 kW charger. The battery is also claimed to be charged up to 80% in just 2 hours and 10 minutes by an 11 kW charger and in only 63 minutes by a 22 kW charger.