Don’t get me wrong, I’m faster off the line than almost anything else on the road, but you always get the sort that want to try and beat you (and inevitably have to rev their engine so much in order to do so). Would be nice to just kick the Twizy up a gear and make them look like fools
I suspect the way to do it would be to get a new controller – the company which makes the controller has told me in the past that it does a higher power one which could quite easily get the Twizy doing silly things.
Motor-wise, I’m not sure how fast the motor would happily spin before self-destructing. It is a small AC motor, so you’d have to check manufactures’ specifications. Unlike some of the other Renault-Nissan vehicles (which use in-house motors, controllers, and battery packs,) I understand the Twizy uses modified off-the-shelf controllers and motors. Don’t quote me on that though
This is the same as Nikki point to on the German site. $850 is a bit steep just to see if it can be done. So they were proposing a group funding, but could not agree on who had the time and skills to do the work.
There are some thoughts that the current config is not necessary optimised. More regen could be set as well as how much power the motor was supplied.
So we need some one with deep pockets and a the right skill set
I would love a go at this, not had a lot of time to read it tbh, but the software looks easy to use compared with some of the stuff we do these days. £850 is a bit steep though, but you could reasonably charge £100 to pep up the performance a bit, should reduce the initial outlay a bit.
0-60 in 4 seconds, in a Twizy?
Sounds very unlikely. OK I can see that 60 mph would be possible, but I don’t see how you can significantly increase (x2) the torque of an electric motor without burning it out.
But if it is possible, that a Twizy can be software modded into a performance car, count me in.