Power windows, reversing lights, fog lamp and an automatic gearbox are just some of the many standard accessories.
The idea was conceived initially in France to the farmers in rural areas to provide an inexpensive alternative, if they are no longer allowed or car could drive. They were due to microcar yet flexible and could move comfortably over longer distances.
Especially in recent years, the microcar developed into a luxury car, almost no longer a "real" car rivals. Great Benefit applies to microcars also that there is no taxable income and no BPM has to be paid. The microcar is road tax free.
They are manufactured from the latest materials and equipped with xenon headlights, an aluminum frame with plastic panels or an iron frame with polyester lining. The body is usually made of polyester, but there are also made of aluminum.
- an unladen mass not exceeding 350 kg.
- a maximum speed of 45 km / h.
- a motor with a maximum output of 4 kW.
- A microcar is not allowed on the highway or freeway.
- Horticultural microcar is certainly no disabled vehicle and is thus not on the bike path or sidewalk riding.
- Maximum speed inside and outside built-up areas is 45 km / h, unless otherwise indicated on the spot.
- The moped must not be parked on the sidewalk.
- Microcars need at the rear are fitted with a round white plate with red border and black letters the number 45.
- For drivers of microcars applies wearing the seat belt.
- In a microcar with open bodywork approved helmet should be worn.
- Moped certificate or driving license AM is required. See also Article moped license.
- Minimum age of driver is 16 years, as with mopeds.
- The driver is required to be insured.
Comfortable chairs and a clearly arranged dashboard adorn many of the above models. Also at the sporty appearance and meticulous care.
Depending on the number of kilometers you have to rely on a small or large turn every 5000 km. the modern microcars. In older models, the limit is 3000 km. Even if you drive very low mileage, it is still advisable to regularly monitor your microcar by a professional garage which even runs after everything again, lubricates and measurement.