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Electric car for under 10s revealed

March 30, 2016 | By | In News

A specialist car designed for under 10s is being launched by Young Driver Motor Cars Limited, a division of Young Driver.

As one of the UK’s largest provider of driving lessons for those aged under 17, Young Driver is turning its attention to those who are even younger. The two seater car will incorporate an electric motor that is capable of powering the specially-made vehicle to a top speed of 10mph, while disc brakes will make sure that the car is capable of stopping effectively, too.

The car will also include systems there to detect oncoming obstacles and bring the car to a halt automatically. Those interested in the car will be given a sneak peak at The Gadget Show in April, with the official unveiling coming soon after in May.

Kim Stanton, director of Young Driver, said: “This is not a toy, it is definitely a small car! We’ve had children involved throughout its development, working with the designers and engineers to ensure that it provides a realistic driving experience.

“The Gadget Show will allow us to get a wider cross section of ages and sizes behind the wheel, trying out our final pre-production models. All young test drivers at the Gadget Show will be able to tell everyone they were one of the very first people to give the car a try, and that they had a hand in its development.

“As this is an electric car, it also helps teach youngsters about the environmental responsibility of motoring.”

Our featured image is just a preliminary sketch of the car, with the full reveal coming in just a few weeks.

Jack Evans

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After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.

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