The Renault Twizy Cargo has been launched on to an unsuspecting business market.

The seat behind the driver has been removed, and replaced with a lockable boot with a diminutive 180 litre capacity.

The cargo area can accommodate loads of up to 75 kilos and opens out to 90 degrees.

With its 50 mile range, we’re thinking the Twizy Cargo is more suited to pizza delivery than a courier firm.

It’s cheaper than the standard model, at £6,241 and, as a car-derived van, the VAT is recoverable.  Battery hire starts from £36 per month (excluding VAT which, again, is reclaimable).

The Renault Twizy can be recharged via a standard three-pin socket, and takes just under 3.5 hours from flat to full charge.

Renault Twizy Cargo Technical Specifications

Top speed56 mph
Range62 miles (NEDC). Real world conditions circa 50 miles
Boot capacity180 litres
Boot dimensions550mm (d) x 500mm (l) x 950mm (h)
Max load75 kg
Vehicle dimensions2338 x 1237 x 1454mm
Unladen weight375kg
Kerb weight474kg