WIRED: France’s Funkiest ‘Car’ Finally Hits America

Oct 19, 2015

I DON’T THINK I’d ever be jealous of French teenagers if it weren’t for the Renault Twizy.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. That? You’re jealous because they get to drive THAT? And to be fair, the funky two-seater looks like the bastard child of a golf cart and a Countach. And with a 6.1 kilowatt-hour li-ion battery and just 13 horsepower, you’re going no more than 60 miles at a blistering 50 mph.

But because it’s so light-a mere 1,045 pounds-French authorities allow anyone over the age of 14 with a road safety certificate to get behind the wheel. Which makes being a teenager in France completely awesome, because they’re driving two years before their peers here in the states.

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