EU teens can now drive Renault's Twizy at 14
Every teenagers dream has just become a reality in the European Union.
No they haven't all received free passes to the next One Direction concert, the E.U has given teens 14 and up the all-clear to drive the Renault Twizy 45 on public roads.
The Twizy was first introduced in 2012 and is a two person electric vehicle designed and marketed by Renault and manufactured in Spain.
With four wheels, doors, and a boot Renault calls the Twizy a quadricycle as it blurs the boundary between a scooter and a car and stands as an alternative to scooters with levels of safety and comfort superior to those offered by two-wheelers, says Renault.
Under the new legislation, 14-year-olds with BSR road safety certificates are authorized to drive light motorized quadricycles, previously only available for individuals aged 16 and over.
As standard it comes with built in safety features with an airbag, double seatbelts, disc brakes and a protective cell. It also enables young people to gain an understanding of driving from a younger age, though the benefits of this may be outweighed by the risk of having young hormonal brains on the road.
With an all electric motor producing 4kW of power and weighing 450 kg you can rest assured you won't encounter one on the motorway during your next European holiday. The Twizy will top out at 45 km/h making the 15,000 Twizy already on the road an inner city vehicle only.
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