Renault isn't offering its electric Twizy on the other side of the Atlantic, but an exception has been made for San Francisco. 10 all-electric Nissan New Mobility Concept vehicles, also known as Nissan Scoot Quads, have been driving through the streets of the Golden Gate City since October.
The initiative to introduce the tiny electric city car to one of the trendiest American cities was made by the local Scoot Networks mobility service, renting light electric vehicles.
Twizy with a range of a little over 80 kilometers can reach a maximum speed of up to 45 or 80 km/h, which is perfect for urban driving. Renault Twizy was given another name for San Francisco – there, they call it the Nissan Scoot Quad and is Scoot's first foray on four wheels. The Scoot fleet is currently comprised of 400 customized electric scooters that go up to 30 mph and have a range of 20 to 25 miles. San Francisco residents usually use them for shorter drives during their daily errands, quick commutes across town or just to explore the city in a fun way.
Michael Keating, founder of the company, says: "If it's small, electric and fun, you will be able to find it in the Scoot app and ride it all over the city. We are proud to partner with Nissan to make a new form of urban electric mobility available to our riders."
Responses from Scoot Quad drivers have been rather positive – as you can see in the video below. The video was made by Cnet.