Blip: Technically It's Not A Car

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Photo: Aixam

Aixam, who makes those don’t-really-need-a-license quadracycle things you find in Europe, actually makes some pretty decent-looking almost-cars. This isn’t a bad-looking little hatchback! I especially like the yin-yang door handle there. That’s a nice touch. Plus, the proportions with the big-ish looking wheels give it a kind of Labrador puppy kind of feel.

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What makes this not a car? Is it because it falls below some size/power number or because it doesn’t meet safety standards? If it is not a car, can it be driven on real roadways?