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Opel’s cheap new electric microcar can be driven by 14-year-olds

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Opel is planning a small car for small people: a tiny new urban electric that can be legally driven by teenagers as young as 14 in parts of Europe. The Rocks-e microcar slots into the European Union’s AM class of driving licence, alongside quads and mopeds limited to 45 km/h, meaning it can be driven from ages 14 and up in countries like France and Italy, while other countries set the bar at 15 or 16. Closely related to the Citroen Ami, it will cost significantly less than a conventional small car and will be cheaper to lease than a monthly ticket for public transport in places like Germany, w…

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