Twizy's electric movie performance

Twizy's electric movie performance

Renault's Twizy electric car is starring alongside Christoph Waltz and Matt Damon in Terry Gilliam's latest movie.

The Twizy invades the streets of London in The Zero Theorem, which also stars MŽlanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Lucas Hedges, Ben Wishaw and Tilda Swinton. Although lesser-known to film buffs than many of the film's actors, Renault is proud of the Twizy's performance in the tale of computer hacker looking for the reason behind human existence.

The quirky Twizy is featured heavily in the movie but Renault is not revealing whether it plans to suggest it be used in other films in the future.

Renault's battery-powered, two-seater vehicle is built at its Vallodolid plant in Spain. It was the best-selling plug-in electric vehicle in Europe in 2012 having been launched in March that year. The majority of its sales have been in Germany, France, Italy and Spain and 12,000 Twizy units were bought up to the end of last year.

Its batteries are leased for a monthly fee that includes guarantee of a replacement in case of batterybreakdown or lack of capacity.

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