Unique Twizy designs for new Renault electric car

Covering everything from a zebra-themed Twizy to a model decked out in a Monopoly board-inspired wrap, the quirky designs are the result of a student competition to win a year of tuition fees.

Contestants were asked to download a Twizy template and create an eye-catching design for the competition, which has seen votes from social networking website Facebook to determine the winner.

The competition is designed to showcase the extensive customisation options available with the new city car, which is the UK’s cheapest electric car with prices starting from just £7,000.

The Twizy was launched in the UK at the beginning of March and initially comes with a choice of white, blue, green or orange bodywork and panels.

Weighing just 881lb and offering a tiny, 11ft turning circle, the Renault Twizy is designed for low-cost city driving.

The car itself costs £7,000 but the all-electric powertrain means it delivers zero tailpipe emissions and is free from the London congestion charge.

The Renault Twizy range is 60 miles on a full charge and its tiny dimensions means it can squeeze in to the smallest parking spaces.

Renault is expected to offer a wide range of customisable options for the Twizy in future and special edition models cannot be ruled out.

The new Renault Twizy is one of four new electric vehicles from the manufacturer. The range also includes the Renault Kangoo ZE van, the Renault Fluence saloon and the forthcoming Renault Zoe supermini.

The Renault Twizy is available now at Renault UK dealerships. You can see the design competition on the Renault Twizy website.