14-Year Olds Can Now Drive Renault Twizy EV

French drivers as young as 14 years old will be able to drive and possibly form attachments to EVs by way of the Renault Twizy 45.

Remember that time when you longed for that elusive first car? Under new French legislation, which is mirroring other European countries, 14-year-olds with their BSR road safety certificates are now authorized to drive light motorized quadricycles, previously reserved for individuals aged 16 and over.

This means the Twizy 45 is considered at the same level as a scooter in France and can become one’s first car.

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The motorized quadricycles Renault Twizy 45 stands as an alternative to scooters with levels of safety and comfort superior to those offered by two-wheelers, but also using an electric powertrain instead of the gasoline or gasoline/oil mix often used in scooters.

The Twizy 45 comes standard with an airbag, double seatbelts, disc brakes and a protective cell; Renault states this EV quadricycles enables young people to gain an understanding of driving from a young age.

More than 15,000 Twizy are now on the road in Europe. The new and updated legislation will allow younger people to discover mobility in full safety, per Renault.