Renault has taken the head-spinning step of giving away their cars. Ironic then, that itís the companyís electric Twizy getting the freebie treatment.
Spanish customers who buy a Laguna or Espace, selling slowly in the country, will receive a brand new Twizy to accompany their new MPV. The promotional electric quadricycle is being given away in Spain as a response to the cash-strapped countryís dwindling car market. Indeed, Renault are also having problems selling the four-wheeled electric scooter which retails in Spain at just over £5,000.
UK drivers will not benefit from Renaultís marketing drive – Laguna and Espace MPVís are no longer sold new in the UK. However, Renault are thought to be considering exporting the Twizy 45 to the UK. The 5 bhp/28 mph, could meet a new type of licence, for 16 year olds, which would make the road tax exempt Twizy a viable ride in this country.