Tag Archives: Renault Twizy

Electric Car Running Costs

Individuals don’t generally buy things for their collective benefit, so industry and government would be wasting their time trying to persuade us to buy electric cars because they offer a better long term personal transport solution for society and the … Continue reading

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Decarbonising Transport with Electric Vehicles

National and Local Government are backing a shift to electric vehicles, as is clear from their policies: 1.    Electric car grants of up to £5000 off the purchase price. 2.    Exemption from vehicle excise duty. 3.    Exemption from the London … Continue reading

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Twizonomics 1

A leaflet dropped through my door offering an all inclusive (VAT + installation) price of £3461 for  1.44kWp of solar PV.  I already have a 3.98kWp PV, which generated about 3000kWh in the year up to June 2012, so a … Continue reading

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Twizyology 2 – when is a car not a car

As previously, noted, we think the Renault Twizy’s greatest strength is in the fact that it’s not a car – it offers something completely different and fun for travellers who just want to get short distances cheaply and using very … Continue reading

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Solar miles

As you may have spotted, The Prospectory has a strong interest in the relationship between energy and travel – from both a technical and psychological perspective. We are interested in how we can all move around using a lot less … Continue reading

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Twizics 3

Twizics 2 identified air resistance as a major energy drain at high speed, but changing speed also uses energy.  If there were no air, drive train or tyre drag, we could maintain a constant speed with little or no energy … Continue reading

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Twizics 2

Most Twizy drivers will struggle to achieve 125 [wall] Watt-hours per mile and a range of 50 miles in a hilly area like ours.  There are two important numbers governing the range and speed of a Twizy – 30 and … Continue reading

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