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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-03-2012, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
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Yet Another Twizy Owner

We just found the forum, and it looks like it will be a great place to swap ideas. We're directors of a not-for-profit company which is placing 5 Twizys in the Brecon Beacons National Park to be hired out by the day to visitors. You can find out about us here . We have an "agenda" of persuading people to think about new and more sustainable ways to travel, and have found out that the best way is to get them to do it, and enjoy it! The theory is that people on holiday are more susceptible to trying something new, and when they have, their mind set will change. We shall see.

We've now done over 800 miles in our first Twizy - testing out its ability and range in this rather hilly area. So far, so good. We're averaging 128 wall watt hours per mile with 2 up, which is pretty good. Our first Twizy - Thierry - is the base urban model (no doors). The other 5 have doors. This is proving a great summer for testing wet weather performance in the UK, and w[/size][/font]hat we've learned so far is that the driver stays perfectly dry even in the doorless model, but the passenger can occasionally be splashed. We think mud flaps will cure that.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-03-2012, 05:52 AM
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RE: Yet Another Twizy Owner

Welcome and thanks for some useful feed back on the charging.

I'll have trailer mine over behind my Motorhome at some point and come and see your hills.

Chris


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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-03-2012, 10:51 AM
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RE: Yet Another Twizy Owner

Ecofunky, welcome to the forum! I think your ideas regarding sustainable mobility are fantastic.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-03-2012, 03:13 PM
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RE: Yet Another Twizy Owner

Welcome, great idea and good to hear someone getting lots of use out of the Twizy.

I have recently added the extra mud flaps and have noticed less spray up the side ;-)
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-03-2012, 04:00 PM
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I have recently added the extra mud flaps and have noticed less spray up the side ;-)
I noticed the French complaining about that and thought they should be fitted as standard. I'm not sure I like the look but they appear to keep things a lot cleaner.

This is key with the doors, the bottom part is easy to scratch with lots of cleaning off of splashes.

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