At what age to drive a car without a license?

The car without a license has found its followers, especially among teenagers who no longer hesitate to ask their parents for it as a gift! Convenient for going home from college or going to see their friends, the car without a license gives them a new independence that they love. Who can drive a car without a license? What are the prices of cars without a license? What are the major unlicensed car brands? We take stock with Nicolas Meunier, editor-in-chief of the magazine Génération sans permit (gsanspermis.com).

What exactly is a car without a license?

According to the Highway Code (article R43-4), cars without a license are assimilated to quadricycles (moped). They must meet various technical criteria such as a maximum weight of 425 kg (empty vehicle), a diesel or electric motor limited to 6 kW, a maximum speed of 45 km / h and a number of seats limited to 2 people. Diesel or electric, cars without a license can travel on all roads except highways.

At what age can you drive a car without a license?

In France, it is possible to drive a car without a license from the age of 14, as long as you are:

– holder of a moped license (AM license) for all persons born after 1 January 1988,

– Holder of at least the BSR, validated before January 19, 2013 for all persons born after January 1, 1988,

Permission is not required if you were born before January 31, 1987.

What is the range of a car without a license?

It varies according to various criteria as in a classic car (electric or diesel, engine, car charging, etc.). On average, expect a range of 60 to 80 km per load a car without an electric license. Next to thea car without a diesel licensethe range is around 300/400 km for an average consumption of 3 l per 100. The longevity of a car without a license is lower than that of a car with a license, it is between 80,000 and 100,000 km.

What are the benefits of a car without a license?

The car without a license is about to replace the famous two-wheeled scooter, formerly a moped, in the hearts of teenagers for their daily travels. Your main asset? Its great mobility, even over long distances (it must be acknowledged that it is necessary to have time as it does not exceed 45 km / h), does the job. Despite the relatively high prices (see this point below), parents find it difficult to resist this whim of their children: these small cars without a license offer a certain comfort (especially in bad weather, everything is fine!), Security and protection very different . and superior to a two-wheeled vehicle to transport their teens. Also practical, its small size makes it easy to park between two cars, in a small parking space in the city.

What are the major unlicensed car brands?

Aixam, Ligier Microcar, Casalini, Chatenet prevail in the French carless car market. Recently, in 2020, the French car brand Citroën embarked on the “driverless” adventure with its small car, the Ami, a 100% electric car with an innovative design.

How much does a car without a license cost?

Again, prices vary greatly depending on the models, the popularity of the cars, the brands … The car without a license is still a relatively expensive good, you have to expect to pay an average of 8000 € and for a car without a high-end permit , € 20,000. In the second-hand market, cars without a license start at between € 6,000 and € 12,000.

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