The line that separates lightweight cars and motorcycles continues to blur thanks to the Aixam Coupe S, a light quadricycle that can be driven by a 16-year-old with an AM moped license.
Best known for its range of quadricycles Aixam hoped the Coupe S would appeal to sixteen-year-olds and their parents who may consider it safer than a moped.
The two-seater uses a 400cc diesel engine to reach a maximum speed of 28 mph. The coupe may be unable to filter through traffic like a moped, but its fuel economy of almost 80 mpg is far more akin to that of a motorcycle than a conventional car. However, whilst mopeds can be acquired and insured for relatively little money, a used Aixam Coupe costs £4999 upwards and is expected to set back the average 16-year-old around £2,000 or more a year to insure.
Teenagers will like:
The alloy wheels, roof, heater, and CD player.
They will be less keen on:
The price tag and high insurance costs
The inability to filter through traffic and park almost anywhere.
Not without a driving license, you can't!
Unlike France, there is no such thing as a license-free vehicle here in the UK unless you mean a bicycle or a horse!
You will need the AM category on your driving license.
To check whether you have this or not, visit the DVLA website. You will be asked for your driving license number and your national insurance number. Once you have logged in, the website will show you all the classes of vehicles you are entitled to drive.