The Truth About Cars » urban car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:58:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » urban car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Why Torontonians Love The Smart Fortwo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/why-torontonians-love-the-smart-fortwo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/why-torontonians-love-the-smart-fortwo/#comments Fri, 27 Apr 2012 19:22:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=441861

A reader sent us this photo, explaining the “success” of the Smart Fortwo in Canada. It’s not because of rising gas prices or Canadian small car love. The real reason is that the Fortwo is just so easy to park in the tight confines of Toronto!

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You Won’t Need A License To Drive This Renault http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/you-wont-need-a-license-to-drive-this-renaut/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/you-wont-need-a-license-to-drive-this-renaut/#comments Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:43:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=437058

Renault will start selling their Twizy electric vehicle in the United Kingdom, and the new vehicle is causing some headaches for UK regulators, who will have to establish a new vehicle category for it.

Limited to 28 mph, the Twizy would be classified as a new type of quadricycle due to its small size and 772 lb curb weight. 16 year olds would have to pass some kind of knowledge and practical exam, but they wouldn’t need a driver’s license to operate a Twizy.

While the Twizy would only cost $9,863, Renault’s Andy Heiron said that insurance premiums (which are exorbitantly high for young drivers in the UK) could be as high as $6363 for drivers under the age of 18 – though they would be heavily reduced as drivers got older. As novel as the concept of a city car for young people may be, the astronomical insurance figures will kill this thing long before the goofy appearance, or the reduced costs of a scooter begin to come in to play.

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