The so-called electric cars ‘without license’ have experienced a 60% increase in sales in 2021 compared to the previous year, encouraged by a change in the way of mobility in cities.
Included within the category of light quads, they are a cheaper alternative to the electric vehicle, and it is ideal for those users who do not want to give up private transport in the city for short trips.
Some of the license-free electric cars on the market
Citroën Ami: from 7.200 euros
The popular “mobility object”, as described by the French manufacturer, already has a German suit from Opel and even a camperized version, although the latter is only a concept at the moment.
The Ami approves 75 km autonomy and it is equipped with a 6 kW electric motor powered by a 5.5 kWh battery with which it can reach 45 km / h of maximum speed.
The price of the Citroën Ami starts at 7.200 euros For the most basic finish to which you can add three more elaborate finishes (the most expensive for 8,260 euros), but you can also benefit from discounts and finance it from just under 20 euros per month (entry of 2,641 euros).
Renault Twizy E-Tech: from 11,855 euros
With a mixed range of 100 km (eye, according to NEDC cycle), the new Twizy ‘made in Valladolid’ is available in two versions:
- Life 45, with 5 CV of power, a maximum torque of 33 Nm and a maximum speed of 45 km / h. The price of this version with financing starts from 11,855 euros.
- Life 80, with 11 HP, a maximum torque of 57 Nm and 80 km / h of maximum speed. The price of this version with financing starts from 12,735 euros.
Aixam Coupe GTI: 19,400 euros
Less affordable than average but well-equipped, the lightweight electric quad Aixam Cup It is available in two versions: Aixam Coupe GTI and Aixam Coupe Premium.
It mounts a 6 kW electric motor and has a torque of 50 Nm, which allows it to reach a maximum speed of 45 km / h.
Equipped with a small multimedia touch screen, Bluetooth and rear camera, this quadricycle is certified 80 km of autonomy and part of the 19,400 euros with VAT included.
Invicta Electric Eidola
Square in shape and marketed by the Invicta Group in Spain, this small electric ‘car’ reaches a maximum speed of 45 km / and certifies a not inconsiderable autonomy of 100 km.
It is equipped with a 3.5 kW motor, a lead-acid battery and Bluetooth, navigator and radio as standard. Be careful, because air conditioning and power steering are optional.
The model is based on 8.695 euros with brand discounts.
Green Tour HS Q4: up to four passengers and with solar panels
This model made in china offers space for four occupantsIt is equipped with a 7.3 hp engine and reaches a maximum speed of 60 km / h.
One of the most notable features is that it mounts a solar panel on the roof, with 1.5 mm photoelectric cells. Announces a range of up to 120 km.
This model is part of the 16.610 euros.
The most common questions about the ‘car without a license’
What are light quads? By technical definition, they are four-wheelers of category L6e-B. They have a closed cabin, have an empty mass limited to 425 kg, are operated with a steering wheel and usually have capacity for up to two occupants. Their maximum power is 6 kW (8.15 hp) and they can reach a speed of no more than 45 km / h.
Do you have to get a license to drive them? The first thing to keep in mind is that to drive these vehicles you do need a license: the AM driving license, the same one that applies to mopeds and that can be obtained from the age of 15 after passing the exam theoretical and practical (18 years to be able to carry a passenger).
Where can I ride with them? Due to its approval, its circulation is limited to urban and suburban environments on conventional roads that are not prohibited from using it. In the case of driving by road, they will have to do so on the hard shoulder if it is practicable and their circulation on motorways and expressways will always be restricted.
Do they have to have insurance and pass the ITV? The answer is yes. Like the rest of the vehicles, these have to pass the technical inspection of vehicles when it corresponds to them. In addition, they must be registered and have civil liability insurance.
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