Posted Jun 15th 2012 12:45PM
If you've been slacking on your doctor-recommended dose of electronic rave beats and French weirdness, Renault has you covered. The company has turned out a new video for its Twizy pod car featuring a gaggle of youth prowling Parisian streets in the early hours of the morning. The fleet of bizarre-looking Twizy EVs descend on the Eiffel Tower for a quick plug-in just in time for the famous landmark to erupt into its hourly twinkling. The whole episode is set to some '80s wonderful tunes. It doesn't get much more French than that.
The Renault Twizy is a fully electric covered scooter available in two configurations. Buyers can opt for a nine-horsepower version with a top speed of 45 km/h (28 mph) or a 20 hp version with a more respectable 75 km/h (47 mph) top end. The company says charging the Twizy for three-and-a-half-hours will net users a range of around 97 kilometers (60 miles). Not bad. Pricing for the EV starts at around $9,923 in the UK at current conversion rates.
Click here to check out the quick video for yourself. Be warned: there's a Panda in a suit.