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Renault delivers Twizy number 15,000 to the municipality of Florence, Italy

April 01, 2015

Renault has sold 15,000 Twizy in 40 countries since it released the car in 2012. This milestone testifies to the success of this ultra-compact all-electric vehicle with its avant-garde styling. The municipality of Florence in Italy is taking delivery of the 15,000th Twizy along with 69 other Renault electric vehicles, a fine illustration of the growing commitment of European cities on sustainable transport.

 

Florence asserts its commitment to electric transport

Renault's cooperation with the city of Florence began in 2011 when Matteo Renzi (then mayor of Florence) signed an agreement with the Renault-Nissan Alliance on promotion of the electric vehicle. The agreement is materializing with the purchase of 53 Renault Twizy and 17 Renault Kangoo Z.E. for municipal duties.

This delivery of a Renault Z.E. fleet is a first step towards the implementation of our program supporting EV use. Florence is a beautiful city with a great historical centre and the environment has always been our priority. We have to lead the way. Promoting electro mobility helps respect the environment, reduce acoustic pollution, and contributes to preserving our cultural heritage, damaged everyday by car exhaust gases" commented Dario Nardella, mayor of the city of Florence

As air quality becomes an increasingly critical challenge for major European cities, the electric vehicle brings a much needed breakthrough solution.

Massive introduction of electric vehicles, under support from relevant government authorities, can improve urban air quality and bring pollution levels down below the thresholds set by European standards,” claims Martine Meyer, Renault's health and environment spokesperson, citing a study carried out in partnership with ARIA Technologies and the city of Rome, which finds conclusive results at street level: “With 20% of vehicles using electric power, particulate concentration in the city air could be reduced by up to 30%, and NO2 concentration by 45%.”

 

Renault Twizy, ideal for city driving

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has signed a total of 120 agreements with government administrations, electric utility companies and other partners to promote the development of electric vehicles.

Renault Twizy holds huge customer appeal in a range of applications: car-sharing fleets, tourist centres, private developments and new urban planning projects. And with its unique design, Renault's electric two-seater makes a powerful communications impact for companies who choose to use it in their fleets (see text box).  

 

Renault Twizy: examples

  • Twizy is driven in 40 countries worldwide (the latest in the list being Slovenia and Québec), by customers including the Dubai Police Force (from 2013).
  • Twizy is ideal for car-sharing fleets, as under the Bolloré-Renault partnership agreement signed in 2014, which will be putting Twizy in service for the Bluely (Lyon) and Bluecub (Bordeaux) car-sharing fleets in 2015.
  • Orange has opted for the Renault Z.E. solution, running a fleet of more than 100 Twizy.

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