yes to powerful cars but only if electric-

Paragraph 2 bis of Article 117 of the Highway Code relating to technical standards for novice drivers must be repealed: this is reiterated by Quattroruote who in the March issue, on newsstands the day after tomorrow, denounces yet another paradox of the law. a stupid limitation, because in many situations it does not allow young people to get behind the wheel of the family car on which, perhaps, they have practiced for months with the pink paper in their pocket. counterproductive, because, often after having lost the habit of driving and without having accumulated experience on the road, you can get behind the wheel of cars of any power without any formalities. But now the paradox is added: novice drivers are allowed to have fun with highly performing cars in terms of acceleration and recovery, in blatant contradiction with the spirit that suggested adopting that measure, explains the newspaper.

In fact, the law prohibits those who have obtained the B license for less than a year from driving cars considered powerful, i.e. with power greater than 70 kW (95 HP) and specific power, referred to the tare, greater than 55 kW / t. An important inconsistency derives from the current growing diffusion of electric cars. Battery-powered cars report on the registration certificate not the peak power, often high, but the maximum power of 30 minutes, as required by a European Union regulation. A value that is significantly lower than the maximum, but which is valid for the purposes of the law on new drivers. In the survey published by Quattroruote, similar models with electric and thermal engines such as the Hyundai Kona, the Opel Corsa and the Volkswagen ID.3 and T-Cross are compared. The former, despite having higher performance especially in terms of acceleration and recovery, are within the reach of new drivers, the latter are not. The Hyundai Kona Electric 64 kWh, for example, burns 0-100 km / h in 7.2 “and picks up from 70 to 120 km / h in just 5.8”, against 10.5 “and 17.3” of the Kona 1.6 CRDi with diesel engine; even wider is the gap between the Volkswagen ID.3 (whose times are, respectively, 7 “and 6.5”) and the T-Cross 1.0 TSI 95 HP (which stops the chronometers at 11.2 “and 21, 8 “). A paradoxical result, which the newspaper denounces as yet another bureaucratic madness in the Italian style

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