The 100 per cent electric Renault Twizy is helping to preserve one of the most beautiful and popular tourist destinations in the UK.
It is part of an innovative car sharing scheme that provides visitors to the Lake District with an unforgettable and environmentally-compatible way to experience the beautiful region.
The vehicles are a core component of the ‘See More’ programme, being delivered in partnership by Cumbria County Council, The Lake District National Park Authority and Cumbria Tourism, which is committed to enhancing visitor transport services in addition to reducing the impact of travel on the local environment. The car-sharing scheme includes ten Renault Twizys that are available to hire from eight different locations in Keswick and Ullswater.
Agile, compact and light weight, the zero-emissions Renault Twizy is perfectly suited to the infrastructure of Ullswater and Keswick. The Twizy provides tourists with the ideal vehicle in which to explore the area and offers the peace of mind that their visit will have the minimum impact on the environment’s outstanding beauty and its road network. The Twizy’s silent running also ensures that engine noise won’t effect the environment or tourists’ sightseeing experience.
Already one of the most eye-catching vehicles around, the two-seat Twizys have been made even more distinctive with a sheep livery. To provide a level of protection against the elements, all of the Twizys have been specified with optional scissor doors and windows.
On the launch of the Twizy car sharing scheme, Nicola Parker, of Cumbria Tourism’s See More programme, said: “This new flock of electric Twizys are all about offering visitors a fun, quirky way to experience the unique Lake District landscape. The sheep theme is synonymous with the region, so what better way of helping passengers get up close and personal with nature so they can really savour everything that makes the Lakes so special.”