Published on May 15th, 2014 | by James Ayre1
Never Heard Of The Renault Twizy? That’s Because It’s Silent — Funny New Promo
May 15th, 2014 by James Ayre
If you’ve ever considered driving your car into a library, it appears that you may be able be able to do so without getting arrested. Hurray!
In a somewhat humorous new promo video from Renault, the company’s tiny Twizy EV is shown being driven into a university library in France. Of course the humor is supposed to be that while you can’t talk in a library, the Twizy is so quiet that it can be driven in one. While the premise isn’t really all that humorous, it is fun to see someone drive one of those tiny cars into a library with people in it.
The video is accompanied by the tagline: “If you’ve never heard of the Renault Twizy, that’s because it’s silent.” A bit cheesy, but not that bad. Got a smirk from me.
AutoBlogGreen provides a bit of context:
The video is part of Renault’s efforts to introduce the Twizy to 18,000 students at 16 Portuguese universities, letting them know that the all-electric quadricycle can be driven without a license (if you get behind the wheel of the version limited to a 45 kilometer per hour top speed, anyway).
Renault seems to like using the Twizy as a stunt device. The car has been plugged into the Eiffel Tower, been covered in macarons and been drifted. This new library thing, which was shot at the faculty of science in Lisbon, isn’t the first time we’ve seen a small car drive into a building (Top Gear’s office visit in a Peel P50 is one memorable early offender), but we still appreciate the idea.
For more information on the Twizy, make sure to check out our review of the “super-affordable” EV.
For those who want a quick run-down of our review — the Renault Twizy is fun to drive, has better acceleration than you might think, and is pretty comfortable. While it’s technically not available for sale in the US, it is possible to find the EV on eBay.
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