Renault has partnered with charging network operator AZRA to market the Twizy, its low-speed 2-seater EV, in Canada. The Twizy will be available for lease at $99 Canadian ($78 US) per month, including the costs of registration and insurance.
AZRA also plans to invest $40 million (Canadian) over the next 18 months to install 2,000 new EV charging stations.
The aluminum stations will be equipped with chargers that can serve up to four users each, at 7 to 50 kW power levels, for a total of 8,000 charging points. They will be installed for free on private property through partnerships with office buildings and shopping centers.
“At AZRA, we are change agents on a mission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said CEO Jean-François Carrière. “We are proud to be investing in transport electrification because it is the way of the future to reduce our environmental footprint.”
“The fact that Renault has chosen a Québec company to market its electric car in Canada speaks volumes about our leadership in this area,” said Jacques Daoust, Québec’s Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification.
Source: AZRA via Green Car Congress