Published on November 2nd, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen


Fighting Fires In Paris With The Renault Twizy

November 2nd, 2012 by  

Renault’s super cute little city car, the Twizy, has a lot of different variations. Last week, the company rolled out a more altruistic version — the emergency support Twizy.

The prototype emergency support vehicle was given to the Paris firefighter brigade (dovetailing nicely with Renault’s previous installation of EV charging stations); with fire extinguishers, oxygen tanks, a fire suit, a helmet, and a first aid kit in place of a rear seat. The firefighter brigade gets to test and play around with it for eight months, while figuring out if EVs are a practical investment for their line of work.

According to Renault safety officer Claire Boulanger:

“This initial prototype is real-life proof of the research and development work carried out together with the emergency services, demonstrating Renault’s ability and determination to innovate to meet the needs of firefighters.”

Head on over to Autoblog Green via the links below for the press release and the full story!

Source: Autoblog Green
Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

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About the Author

spent 7 years living in Germany and Japan, studying both languages extensively, doing translation and education with companies like Bosch, Nissan, Fuji Heavy, and others. Charis has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and currently lives in Chicago, Illinois. She also believes that Janeway was the best Star Trek Captain.

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