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RUMCar News / Rumcar News 145
« Last Post by Chris Thomas on June 03, 2020, 05:42:33 PM »
Dear Rumcar News readers

The summer issue of Rumcar News is at the printers and should be with you by mid June. There are a few of you that have forgotten to re-subscribe this year, and if you can do so quickly I can send the spring and summer issues together. The spring issue had a fleet of Messerschmitt KR175 on the cover.

I am sure that you will all find the articles in the summer issue of interest. As always I look forward to hearing from you.

Chris Thomas
Rumcar News
Microcar News / Citroen Ami
« Last Post by SirCamembert on May 27, 2020, 09:28:06 AM »
In France, microcars are still very popular and can be driven without a driving license. A piece of this cake wants Citroen for itself.

The technical details aren't well known yet, as Citroen focuses on the aspect of style and modernity. Of course, Ami is fully electric and can be fully recharged in 3 hours using a regular electrical outlet. The secret lies in the very small battery capacity of just 5.5 kWh. The range is also known: it will be up to 70km at a maximum speed of 45 km/h. It is therefore a vehicle for slow ride through town, and is by no means suitable for the longer routes. But I doubt it will bother the buyers. Rather, they will be happy to recharge it quickly, park it easily, and also it looks so cool.

The most interesting element is the door that opens the other way round: on one side in the standard way, on the other side against the current, as in the Rolls-Royce Wraith. Side windows open by moving the fragment upwards, which is a reference to 2CV.

Ami is 2.41 m long and 1.39 m wide, and will turn around drawing a circle only 7m in diameter. In front of the passenger there is a place for a suitcase, but there is also a storage space behind the seats. The passenger's seat does not move because it does not have to.

Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: ID for driving microcar?
« Last Post by Rusty Chrome (Malcolm Parker) on May 21, 2020, 10:20:31 PM »
You still need a licence for a microcar or a quadracycle (max speed 28mph), but not for mobility scooters and powered wheelechairs with a maximum speed of 8 mph designed for road use - some of these are quite car-like and they do need to be registered. The ones that can only do 4 mph are not allowed on the road and don't have to be registered regardless of what they look like.
Unusual Microcar Discussion / ID for driving microcar?
« Last Post by Michael91 on May 21, 2020, 11:52:33 AM »
So today, microcars are experiencing a renaissance. I have recently read that they are beginning to enjoy recognition in highly developed countries (environmental protection, small size, tax relief, low operating costs, possibility of driving by young people). They are most popular as cars to drive on the crowded streets of large urban agglomerations and as second or third cars in the family. They are also used as delivery vans, transport vehicles or as urban service vehicles. Very often a B1 or AM driving licence or an ID card is enough to drive a microcar. And here my question comes into play. Is it true? Do I only need ID card (in the UK)?
Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Who's Who on the forum
« Last Post by Jean on April 11, 2020, 10:01:23 AM »
Hello Everybody,

 I wish you a very Happy Easter.    I hope you can enjoy the warmth and sun but do follow the guidelines about safe distancing.   I won't be able to show off the Hammond Collection any day soon but I look forward to seeing some of you once this all over.   Stay safe.    Jean
Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Bond MkD battery
« Last Post by agada on April 08, 2020, 09:30:04 AM »
it is a good quality of battery i've heard and researched on it every findings says it is a good and long lasting battery. still if you encounter problem with this battery or any other battery then go through this guide.
Microcar Events / Re: 7 th French National BiSBi Trip ..august 28-30 - 2020
« Last Post by jean-do on March 30, 2020, 06:20:26 AM »
Microcar Events / Re: DACB microcar rally ... 26-28 avril en belgique
« Last Post by jean-do on March 30, 2020, 06:18:11 AM »
canceled for COVID troubles !
Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Reselco Solocar Needs Parts
« Last Post by andyleonard on March 21, 2020, 03:32:06 PM »
Thank you Chris. Will do.


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