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Renault Twizy Stars in The Zero Theorem

Renault Twizy Stars in The Zero Theorem

Posted on: 18th Apr 2014

The 100 percent electric-powered Renault Twizy has become a star of the silver screen, as it features alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood in 'The Zero Theorem'; a new movie from director Terry Gilliam.

A science fiction drama, which was released in cinemas on 14 March, the film is set in an Orwellian corporate future and tells the story of a computer hacker, who uses his skills to try and search for the meaning of life.

Its cast includes a number of well-established names, such as Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained), Matt Damon (The Bourne Identity, Ocean's Eleven) and Mélanie Thierry (Babylon A.D.).

Transport of the Future

In the movie, a futuristic London is filled with Renault Twizy cars, which have seemingly taken over as the preferred method of transport. Indeed, aside from some London buses and the occasional motorcycle, almost everyone in the city is driving one.

Electric cars have been a regular feature in sci-fi films for many years and with its unconventional futuristic appearance, perhaps it was merely a matter of time before the Twizy was cast in such a role.

The Twizy is battery powered, has two seats and has a maximum range of 100km. It was originally released in 2012 and was Europe's best-selling plug-in electric vehicle for that year. It is officially classified as a heavy quadricycle and is known for its low carbon emissions.

Fleet of Fifteen

Renault sent over fifteen Twizys for use during filming, ensuring that their small car gets plenty of time and visibility on the big screen.

In addition to playing a starring role in the movie, it appears that the cast and crew also got the chance to drive the vehicle and were suitably impressed.

"I loved driving the Twizy," said producer Patrick Newall. "It was a lot of fun! It has a lot of power, it handles very well, it's low to the ground and surprisingly has a lot of pickup for a little car."