The Renault Twizy can now be legally driven on public roads by 14 year old children. It’s possible thanks to a new directive released by the European Union which provides harmonization of driving licenses. France has adapted this regulation regarding light quadricycles under the BSR (Brevet de Sécurité Routière), thus reducing the minimum age required from 16 to 14. Kids will be able to drive the Renault Twizy 45 which serves as an alternative to scooters but with more safety and comfort features compared to any two-wheel vehicle.
The Twizy 45 comes as standard with double seatbelts, an airbag, disc brakes as well as a protective cell. Renault says the EV allows teenagers to “gain an understanding of driving from a young age.”
Renault says that more than 15,000 Twizy vehicles are on the roads of Europe already and this new legislation will likely boost the number even further.