Over the next 18 months, AZRA will invest $40 million to install 2,000 new electric charging stations and deploy the Twizy, Renault’s first 100% electric vehicle in Canada.
At the same time, AZRA is introducing the Renault Twizy in Canada. The event was celebrated in the presence of Guillaume Berthier, Renault’s Electric Vehicles Sales Director.
The Twizy, which is 100% electric and designed by the Renault Sport team, has a type-1 charging cable and side reflectors.
The Canadian specification model, called Twizy 40, is equipped with a type-1 charging cable and side reflectors. Certified since March 1, 2016 by Transport Canada, its speed is capped at 40 km/h (about 25mph) to come under the Canadian category of low-speed vehicles (four-wheel electric vehicles with top speed from 32 to 40 km/h).
The Twizy will be available for lease at $99 Can per month, including the costs of registration and insurance. AZRA-Partenaire-Renault-Partner has teamed up with Uni-Select to ensure the management and maintenance of the vehicle fleet.
To contribute to the expansion of the network and increase the accessibility of charging stations for Canadian drivers of electric vehicles, AZRA will install 2,000 charging stations over the next 18 months. The stations, made entirely of aluminum, will be equipped with 7 to 50 kW power charges that can serve up to four users, for a total of 8,000 new charging points. They will be installed for free on private property through the establishment of partnerships with owners of office buildings, shopping centres and other types of buildings.