Hi all, looks like a good forum so thought id join.
Im Jacko, i do a lot of technical / maintanence help on a few ford forums (im not a chav!) and run a rally replica handmade ford racing puma when it’s not in pieces for whatever project im tinkering with.
Im also head of Technology at a very well respected 500 year old school so have been interested in ‘Personel’ electric transportation for a few years as i believe its the way ahead.
I am very interested in running a Twizy as a daily commuter, i have a brochure, im going to book a test drive in the new year (recent house move has knocked finances a little!) and im very tempted…
my main question is this…its a 20 mile commute…is anyone else going that far?
its on country lanes and villages so the speed isnt an issue bar two long straights of about a mile each but im sure i can live with that. i would buy some aftermarket windows and as for the heating…well, im used to riding my mountain bike in the cold…
there are a few hills but i can tolerate the slower speed i reckon (test drive should prove this, fingers crossed).
Im building a car port with gate and outdoor socket so security, space and charging should be fine. might get the cover too but i can park it inside my building at work
my main worry is that Renault state the range as low as 30 miles if driven hard…with a few years knocked off the batteries and if i struggle to get room to charge it i don’t want an expensive stationary toy…is anyone else doing a 20 mile commute / between charges okay or 40 miles a day with no problems
thanks for any help, im new to electrics but not to looking after cars so hopefully i can be of help…