AIXAM, the European leader on the "no licence" car market, is compliant with French and European legislation concerning the manufacture and official approval of quadricycles.
AIXAM is a majority member of EQUAL, the European Quadricycle League, which is involved in quadricycle promotion throughout Europe.
AIXAM designs and manufactures "no licence" vehicles in line with the criteria laid down by the European regulations.
Directive 2002/24/EC, gradually replaced by European Regulation 168/2013/EU, governs the manufacture and European approval of quadricycles.
The European definitions are applied in France through Article R311-1 of the French Highway Code.
DRIVING A "NO LICENCE" VEHICLE (LIGHT QUADRICYCLE) IN FRANCE
Articles R211-1, R211-2 et seq. of the French Highway Code and the Ministerial Order of 10/11/2014 define the usage requirements.
THEORY COMPONENT: REQUIRES ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CERTIFICATES:
PRACTICAL COMPONENT: REQUIRES 8 HOURS OF TRAINING AT A DRIVING SCHOOL, WITHOUT A DRIVING TEST
This takes place on a moped or light quadricycle and in two half-day sessions.
AM licence training can take place in a "licence-free" car provided by the customer and insured for the 8 hours of the training session.
AM licence holders with the light quadricycle provision cannot drive a moped. However, AM licence holders with the moped provision can drive a light quadricycle.
Your local dealer can help you to find where you can pass the licence!
DRIVING A HEAVY QUADRICYCLE IN FRANCE (TQM - MOTORISED TRICYCLE AND QUADRICYCLE)
Articles R211-4, R221-5 et seq. of the French Highway Code and the Ministerial Orders in effect define the usage requirements.
|Former regulation 2002/24/EC||New Regulation 168/2013/EU|
|Maximum speed||45 km/h||45 km/h|
|Maximum power||4 kW (5.4hp)||6kW (8.15hp)|
|Unladen weight||350kg (without fuel or accessories)||425kg (with fuel)|
NB : les articles du Code de la Route sont consultables sur Légifrance : https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichCode.do;?cidTexte=LEGITEXT000006074228