Renault Twizy 2012, Simon Upton-Millard – EV Owner Review

What name would you like to appear in the review? 
Simon Upton-Millard


What is the make and model of your EV?
Renault Twizy


What year was your EV registered?


How long have you owned your EV?
8 – 9 years


What is your estimated annual mileage?
under 5,000


What is the mileage on your EV?
10,000 – 20,000 miles


How many EVs have you owned?
This is my first


What is the average mileage range you achieve from your EV when fully charged?


Renault Twizy 2012, Simon Upton-Millard - EV Owner Review


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Why did you choose this car?
Test drove it for a bit of fun and fell in love with the car.


Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this car.

  • Fun
  • Personality
  • Different to any other car.


Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this car.

  • Cold
  • Slow
  • Doesn’t have a good range.


Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
I had a DC-DC converter fault which was covered under warranty.


What are the standout tech features of the car?
Basic as a car comes.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this car.
It can drive on the motorway and two people can fit inside.


Rate your EV out of 5.


What car are you interested in next and why?
I also have a 2016 Zoe and my wife has a 2021 MG5.


What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
None as a Twizy uses a normal 3 pin plug to charge.


Rate your home charging unit out of 5.


What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Octopus Go – is best for people with battery storage and PV.


Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.


What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
Twizy has never used public charging but I recommend Pod Point.


List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).

  • Pod Point
  • Electric Highway.


Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
esure – they had the best price & I’ve never had any issues with them.


Rate your insurance provider out of 5.


Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an EV compared to a petrol/diesel car.

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