OnTheWight has learnt that Hire A Twizy Isle of Wight has gone out of business.
A customer, whose partner had booked six Twizys for this coming Sunday, told OnTheWight the business had closed down.
Having secured funding of around £40,000 from the Isle of Wight Council’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund, Hire A Twizy Isle of Wight – which has a similar scheme in the New Forest – launched on the Isle of Wight in March 2016.
David Thornton, CEO of Visit IW told OnTheWight,
“We’re as disappointed as anyone when we heard yesterday. We understand the Isle of Wight part of the business has gone really well, but there’s been problems at the New Forest end.
“Given how popular it has been here, we hope someone can find a way to start it up again.”
Fifteen Twizys were available to rent on the Isle of Wight.
OnTheWight attempted to contact owner, Chris Beach, at the main business number in the New Forest, but all calls go to answerphone. The booking page on their Website has been removed.