Learn more about the legislation regarding licence-free vehicles and find the answers to all of your questions.
The licence-free vehicle is likened to a moped. It is a light quadricycle, also called a buggy or a AM-licence car.
It has the following technical characteristics:
Since 1st January 2017, the operating weight when empty is restricted to 425 kg
Diesel or electric engine limited to 6 kW
Number of seats limited to 2
To be able to drive a licence-free car in France, you must:
The AM-licence vehicle is a permanent or temporary solution for people who do not have the full driving licence but still wish to be mobile:
Teenagers above the age of 14*
People who have had their licence removed or suspended. If they have not been banned from driving a motor vehicle by a judge, they can drive a light quadricycle under the same conditions as those mentioned in the previous paragraph.
People who have never possesed the B licence
For all of these people, the AM-licence vehicle range can be purchased or rented.
This information is not exhaustive. For more information on AM-licence legislation click here.
*Be in possession of the AM licence (= moped licence), for all persons born on or after 1st January 1988