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Re: Renault ''Twizy''
Some of the above comments are bordering on the cruel, but whilst I can accept there are journeys that running a regular car might seem wasteful, would the removal or the perks/tax breaks/incentives (whatever you wish to call it) have led you to make the same purchase decision?
To my mind, whilst the internal combustion engine has leapt forward enormously in the last 100 or so years, battery power hasn't. And of more significance for such a limited-range power source, neither has the infrastructure needed to replenish the charge.
I've read numerous magazine long-term reports and they all draw the same conclusion - it is very much a compromised purchase decision, which will only suit/appeal to a limited number of users.
It is an alternative route, rather than the way forward.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
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2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater