by Sara Martin - Cars

Renault Twizy arrives in Canada

Twizy, the first 100% electric vehicle Renault, was introduced in Canada on April 15, 2016. Renault has chosen a Quebec company to market its electric vehicle.

Twizy, the perfect car for the city

Twizy is the best solution to drive in the city, especially as it is also a car that easily park ! This small city car, which is 100% electric and designed by the Renault Sport team, has a type-1 charging cable and side reflectors. Certified since March 1, 2016 by Transport Canada, its speed is capped at 40 km/h to come under the category of low-speed vehicles. The vehicle is so discreet than you can hear the sound of your city. And Twizy will bring you many other surprises.

Accessible to everyone

The Twizy is available for lease at $99 per month, including the costs of registration and insurance.

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A local partner

For the deployment of Twizy in Canada, Renault has chosen a local partner, AZRA, a company whose mission is to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by improving access to cleaner energy and accelerating the transition of vehicles operating on fossil fuels to electric vehicles.

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What investments in Canada?

To contribute to the expansion of the network and increase the accessibility of charging stations for Canadian drivers of electric vehicles, AZRA will invest $40 million and install 2,000 charging stations over the next 18 months. The stations, made entirely of aluminum, will be equipped with 7 to 50 kW power charges that can serve up to four users, for a total of 8,000 new charging points. They will be installed for free on private property through the establishment of partnerships with owners of office buildings, shopping centres and other types of buildings.

The joining of forces between AZRA and Renault ensures that Canadian electric car drivers can count on a comprehensive and efficient electricity network.
 

“Renault Group is delighted to have chosen a company as dynamic and committed as AZRA for the launch of Twizy in Canada,” said Mr. Berthier. “Electric cars, Twizy in particular, enables Renault to boost its international development. It also allows Renault to participate in the development of new ways to sell cars. This is demonstrated by AZRA’s “all in one” offer, with digital playing a dominant role in the sales model.”

Guillaume Berthier, Renault’s Electric Vehicles Sales Director

Twizy - image intérieure 3From left to right : Luc Poirier (President of Investissement Poirier), Mélanie Carbonneau (President of Réseau AZRA), Jean-François Carrière (President and Chief Executive Officer of AZRA), Jacques Daoust (Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification), Guillaume Berthier (Renault’s Electric Vehicles Sales Director), Elsie Lefebvre (Montréal Transport Electrification Manager), Catherine Kargas (Chair of Electric Mobility Canada)

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