Before when it was necessary to invest in a car without a driving license, there was no other choice than to opt for one of these many small vehicles equipped with a diesel block of 500cm3, often very noisy. Vehicles that are also expensive since you generally have to spend well over €10,000 on a new purchase. But in recent years, these “old-fashioned” license-free vehicles have been competing with new vehicles that are also open to driving without pink papers. The Renault Twizy appeared in 2011, first of all, which made a remarkable appearance in city centers thanks to its futuristic style. Then the Citroën Ami since 2020, with the advantage of having a closed cabin unlike its rival from the diamond brand. The historic players in the license-free car market defend themselves by explaining that their vehicles are better equipped (they may have air conditioning or an on-board computer compatible with Apple Carplay & Android Auto, for example), but the Citroën Ami offered at half the price of most models on the market has diverted a number of customers to these new heavy electric quadricycles.
Ligier Myli, the revenge of cars without a licence?
So the manufacturers of cars without a license react. The market’s main player, Ligier has just released a teaser of its future Myli. The silhouette visible in this short presentation video evokes that of a classic car without a license, but the car is adorned with hi-tech details. And above all, it will have an electric motor under the hood instead of the usual rough and noisy twin-cylinder diesel.
At what price ?
Ligier makes an appointment next year to find out all about the Myli, whose commercial launch will take place in the spring. The manufacturer already specifies that it will be able to count on three sizes of batteries, which augurs well for good autonomy in the best equipped versions. But at what cost ? In the current Ligier catalogue, the base price is €13,699 and can already go up to €17,099 for the JS60. If Ligier’s electric car costs even more, will it dare to flirt with the €20,000 mark? Remember that the Citroën Ami currently starts at €7,790 and the Renault Twizy at €11,600.