RENAULT TWIZY 2012 1.G Owners Manual
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Press switch D, a beep will sound.
While driving, press the accelerator
pedal to achieve the desired speed.
When setting off on a slope, release the
handbrake whilst pressing the brake
pedal before pressing the accelerator
Press switch R.
The reversing light will come on as
soon as reverse gear is selected (igni-
A beep will sound.
GEAR CONTROL (1/2)
The display 1 on the instrument panel
indicates the selection control posi-
Selection control 2
– Switch on the ignition;
– start the engine;
– with your foot on the brake pedal,
release the handbrake (refer to the
information under “Handbrake” in
Section 2). It will now be possible to
Only engage D or R when the vehicle
is at a standstill, with your foot on
the brake and the accelerator pedal
To protect the charging cord, always
check that it is properly stored in its
housing before setting off.
The vehicle can only be started if
the charging cord is unplugged from
the vehicle and stored away.
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Parking the vehicle
With the vehicle at a standstill, press
Warning light 3 comes on the instru-
Engage the handbrake (please see the
“Handbrake” information in Section 2).
GEAR CONTROL (2/2)
In the event of an impact to the underside of the vehicle (e.g.: striki\
post, raised kerb or other street furniture), this may result in damage\
the vehicle (e.g.: twisted axle), the electrical circuit or the tracti\
Do not touch the circuit elements or any fluids or liquids.
To prevent any risk of accident, have your vehicle checked by an authoris\
Risk of serious injury or electric shock.
NB: when the ignition is switched
off, the gear control automatically
switches to position N.
At a standstill and with the engine run-
ning, when position D or R is engaged,
a beep will sound and warning light
flashes until one of the following condi-
tions is met:
– brake pedal pressed;
– accelerator pedal pressed;
– N switch pressed;
– the handbrake is secured.
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With the ignition on:
– support on the brake pedal and maintain it sunk ;
– press 2 ;
– gently pull lever 1 towards you, keep-
ing the 2 button pressed down;
– push the lever down as far as it will go.When stationary and de-
pending on the slope and/or
vehicle load, it may be nec-
essary to pull up the hand-
brake at least two extra notches.
Make sure that the hand-
brake is properly released
when driving (red indicator
light off), otherwise over-
heating may occur.
Pull lever 1 upwards and make sure the
vehicle is immobilised. Warning light 3
D will come on on the instrument
It is not possible to release the hand-
brake when the 12 volt battery is dis-
You must recharge it (see “12V battery”
in Section 4) before you can release the
handbrake, or have the 12V battery re-
placed by an authorised dealer.
The handbrake is a vehicle safety
measure. It cannot be released
unless the ignition is switched on.
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VEHICLE RANGE: recommendations (1/2)
The vehicle range is approved for an
In real usage, the range of an electric
vehicle may vary depending on several
factors over which you have partial con-
trol, which may make a considerable
difference to the vehicle range. These
– speed and driving style;
– type of road;
– electrical accessories and equip-ment;
– vehicle loading;
Speed and driving style
High speeds will reduce your vehicle’s
A “sporty” driving style reduces your
vehicle range: opt for a “lighter” driving
Drive at a constant speed.
Adapt your driving style to avoid ex-
cessive energy consumption. Please
refer to the information on the “Charge
meter” in Section 2.
Anticipate traffic changes by lifting your
foot off the accelerator pedal in order to
recover energy.Road type
Do not try to maintain the same speed
up a hill, accelerate no more than you
would on the level. Keep your foot in
the same position on the accelerator
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VEHICLE RANGE: recommendations (2/2)
An under-inflated tyre increases energy
consumption. Comply with the speci-
fied tyre pressures for your vehicle.
When replacing them, you must use
tyres made by the same manufacturer,
with the same dimensions, type and
structure as the originals.
Please see the information on “Tyres”
in Section 5.
Use of electrical accessories
In the event of freezing, manually
de-ice the windscreen (using a scraper)
to reduce usage of the de-icing/demist-
ing function and to save energy.
Please see the information on “Deicing,
demisting the windscreen” in Section 3.
The use of electrical accessories (GPS,
phone charger, etc.) reduces vehicle
Avoid pointlessly overloading your ve-
For safety reasons, the use
of tyres other than those
recommended by the man-
ufacturer is prohibited.
Failure to respect this recommen-
dation may adversely affect stability,
behaviour, braking or the play be-
tween the bodywork and the tyres...
Some of these effects may lead to
the loss of control of the vehicle
under certain driving conditions,
and lead to an accident and serious
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Please make your own
protecting the environment
– Worn parts replaced in the course of routine vehicle maintenance (vehi-
cle battery, etc.) must be disposed of
through specialist bodies.
– At the end of the vehicle’s service life, it should be sent to approved
centres to ensure that it is recycled.
– In all cases, comply with local legis- lation.
Your vehicle is 85% recyclable and
To achieve these objectives, many of
the vehicle components have been de-
signed to enable them to be recycled.
The materials and structures have
been carefully designed to allow these
components to be easily removed and
reprocessed by specialist companies.
In order to preserve raw material re-
sources, this vehicle incorporates nu-
merous parts made from recycled plas-
tics or renewable materials (vegetable
or animal-derived materials such as
cotton or wool).
Your vehicle has been designed with
respect for the environment in mind for
its entire service life: during production,
use and at the end of its life.
Your vehicle has been manufactured at
an industrial site which uses a progress
policy to reduce environmental impacts
on rivers and natural areas (reduc-
tion of water and energy consumption,
visual and noise pollution, atmospheric
emissions and waste water, sorting and
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Eco-consumption (Éco ScorE)This function shows the driver whether
their driving style is suitable for an opti-
mum vehicle range.
To display this function, press the end
of the windscreen wiper stalk as many
times as necessary.
The squares C indicate increased
range: the more squares there are, the
more range there is remaining for the
Éco ScorE is calculated using the aver-
age from the last 1.8 miles (3 kilome-
tres) travelled. After the traction battery
is charged, it is calculated based on the
last 93 miles (150 kilometres).
When driving, if you lift your foot off the
accelerator pedal, the motor generates
electrical current during deceleration,
and this energy is used to recharge the
traction battery.Charge meter
The charge meter gives the driver a
real-time view of the vehicle’s remain-
Power consumption A
The traction battery supplies the elec-
trical energy required for the motor to
move the vehicle.
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Section 3: Your comfort
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WINDSCREEN DE-ICING, DEMISTING
De-icing or demisting
With the engine running, turn the end of
stalk 1. Warning light 2 lights up on the
This function enables quick electric
To exit this function
Turn the end of stalk 1. Warning light 2
goes out on the instrument panel.
Demisting automatically stops approxi-
mately 10 seconds after it is activated.
In the event of freezing, manu-
ally de-ice the windscreen using a
scraper rather than the de-icing/de-
misting function in order to reduce
your energy consumption.