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 |  Jun 27 2013, 2:45 PM

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Renault has unveiled its Twizy Cargo EV, an electric quadricycle built to appeal to small business owners in Europe looking for a cost-efficient way to transport their goods.

Naturally, the word cargo conjures up different images depending on what country you live in. In the U.S., the Renault Twizy Cargo would suit the needs for a pizza delivery, but in Europe, its versatility would be appreciated by many business owners.

It’s a single-seater, scrapping its passenger seat for a lockable, watertight trunk that fits slightly more than what a Mazda MX-5 Miata does. The Twizy is Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle, and does well thanks to its compact size that fits comfortably through the narrow roadways. According to the automaker, the “Twizy Cargo is aimed primarily at delivery or express firms, such as lift operators, postal services and emergency services.”

The Twizy Cargo EV can be had with either a five-horsepower electric motor, or a 17 hp one. The five-horsepower setup is limited to a top speed of 28 mph while the more powerful of the two can get up to 50 mph. Range for either model comes out to about 50 miles in regular driving or 30 miles under “extreme conditions.”

As for pricing, it’ll start from 8,080 Euros ($10,500).

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