Europeans now have another option when it comes to urban cargo vehicles.

Renault unveiled the Twizy Cargo, a cargo version of its small urban EV.

The Twizy cargo swaps the rear tandem seat behind the driver for a large trunk area with a lockable door.

Renault_Twizy_Cargo_ParkedEven better, as a car-derived van, it’s £650 cheaper in the UK than the standard model, at £6,241.

The single seat version offers a 180-litre (6.35 cubic foot) storage area.

Designed for business use, the integrated load area is capable of accepting loads weighing up to 75 kilos and opens out to 90 degrees.

Renault considers this EV the perfect solution for companies offering callout or support services, like IT support, with the boot taking a set of tools securely and safely. Or, even a stack of large takeaway pizzas. The load area can also be accessed directly via the cabin’s lockable door.

Ideal as a runaround in all conditions, whether they’re urban, suburban, rural or even large depot site use, Twizy Cargo has a real-world range of around 50 miles.

Full charge takes just three and a half hours.

Renault believes businesses will be laughing all the way to the bank with the savings they could make compared to a traditional van too. How? Because Twizy Cargo has very low running and charging costs, exemption from city centre charges such as the London Congestion Charge and even the VAT can be clawed back on battery lease.

With 17 horsepower at its disposal, the Twizy Cargo is no sports car, but has more than enough power to carry loads around town or a manufacturing site.

The Twizy Cargo keeps the easy to get in and out of feature of the passenger version as the driver can get in from either side; it can also be parked simply and in the tightest of spots.