If you live in a country which imposes a strict rule on driving with a valid driver’s license, you may want to consider moving to the UK. Eager drivers too young to qualify for a driver’s license will have the chance to legally drive smaller vehicles having a top speed of 28 miles per hour or an equivalent of 45 kph and weighing not more than 350 kilograms (770 pounds). Such information is divulged by UK’s Autocar and likewise seen as a big opportunity for Renault.
Obviously, Renault wanted to take advantage of the pending law on this new driving category by introducing the electric-powered Twizy 45. It hopes to be labeled as the first electric vehicle for driving tyros. At first glance, it looks like a cross between a car and a golf cart. It’s actually safe to just call it as a ‘quadricycle.’
Teenagers as young as 16 years old can learn to drive carefully since the vehicle is not really that fast. Moreover, it is a better and a more practical option than a scooter or a motorcycle. Operation cost is definitely cheaper as it runs on electricity and not on gasoline. Lastly, it can be regarded as a way to support a cleaner environment. All these are surprisingly feasible enough by the younger generation.
The Twizy 45 EV is projected to cost at around £6200 ($ 9,940). It comes with insurance premiums designed especially for teenagers at a price of £4,000 ($ 6,400). People may start seeing this futuristic vehicle hitting the road in 2013.