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Towing a car on trailer with no +E on licence legally !!


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I have just found these new cars which 16 year olds can drive - http://www.aixam.co.uk/ but they also may have another use .....


There are many car transporter trailers out ther which weigh 350 kgs empty and these little cars weigh 400 kgs max empty so that means with a (down plated) trailer of 750 kgs they can be legally towed behind motorhomes where the driver does not have the relevant +E on their licence


Food for thought ?

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But seriously no driver with any sense of pride would be seen dead driving one of those. Bloody awful things. O'k for pottering around town but thats about all. I think they are also banned from driving them on main roads and certainly on autobahns (so I'm informed by my wifes austrian cousin).

Info' here. If you still want one, good luck, and turn off your hearing aid with the diesel.





The company can trace its history back to the establishment of Arola in 1975, which was acquired by Aixim in 1983 out of administration. In 1984 Aixim launched the new 325D, followed by the 400D in 1985.[1]


In 1992 they started making a range of standard sized cars under the Mega brand, but by 2002 this brand was just being applied to a diesel and electric range[2] of microvans and light utility vehicles.


The company currently produces the Aixam A.7XX series (powered by Kubota diesel engines), a microcar comparable with the Smart. A notable difference is that some of the smaller models are restricted to 45 km/h (30 mph) and can be driven without a driver's licence in some European countries (including Belgium, Estonia, France, Slovakia, Romania, Spain, and Slovenia, but not the UK).[citation needed]


In Britain they are classified as a category L7e quadricycle (quad bike) because of their weight and power output.[3] This requires a category B1 licence to legally drive them.[4]


In 2006 Mega launched the electric Mega City at the British International Motor Show and in 2009 acquired the assets of NICE Car Company, which went into administration in 2008.[5]


[edit] Aixam mechanics


The Aixam 400, 500 and 500.5 are very basic vehicles mechanically by today's standards. There were a variety of engines offered over the years. The diesel is fitted with a Kubota Z482-E two-cylinder 500 cc Industrial engine rated at 11.5 bhp (9 kW; 12 PS). The petrol versions used a Lombardini 505 cc twin-cylinder of approx 19.5 bhp (15 kW; 20 PS), later petrol cars fitted with fuel-injection.


Steering is by rack and pinion and has a comparatively low ratio. McPherson Strut suspension is used at the front and semi-trailing arms at the rear. Brakes are by disc and single-piston calipers at the front, with drums at the rear also serving for handbrake function, via cables.


Transmission is by a Continuously Variable Transmission, CVT made and supplied by CVTech-IBC[citation needed]. The reversing gearbox and combined differential unit of 8:1 forward ratio, is supplied by the Italian company COMEX, which also supplies many of the other running-gear, steering, suspension and braking system components[citation needed]. The gearbox is designed for small town runabout or delivery van of less than 8 bhp (6 kW; 8 PS) and limited to 30 mph (48 km/h).

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I think it looks ok that and if you can drive it at 16 it might occupy some boy racer until he has some experience of roads etc.

Having a wheel at each corner might stop some of the idiots on the scooters etc as well

Food for thought?




(PS it also is not unlike the wife's C1!! :$ )



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