Here are a list of some helpful FAQs.
If you have any more questions please contact us.
What is Birò?
Birò is the smart, compact 100% electric City Car. The perfect alternative to a car in the busy city. The compact dimensions allow you to move around cleanly, flexibly and quickly through busy city traffic.
What’s the idea behind Birò?
Birò aims to be the alternative to a car in an increasingly crowded city and hopes to contribute to a sustainable and liveable city. Because of its compact dimensions, Birò occupies less space in the streets and keeps residents mobile, which leaves more room for public green spaces. Furthermore, Birò is 100% electric and emission- free, thereby contributing to a cleaner and quieter living environment.
Where does Birò come from?
Birò was created by Matteo Maestri. It was designed to contribute to a sustainable and liveable city. It’s an Italian product made by Estrima.
Who is Birò for? Birò is meant for anyone who wants to move around the busy city, or beyond, in a clean, flexible and quick way.
Where can I park my Birò?
Birò can be parked in car parking spaces. A Birò cannot be parked on the pavement or disabled parking space.
What is the maximum speed of a Birò?
The maximum speed of a Birò is 45km/h.
Where am I allowed to drive my Birò?
You drive your Birò on the main road. Driving on the bicycle path and motorway are not allowed.
Do I need a driving license?
In order to drive a Birò you must be at least 16 years old and in possession of a valid scooter drivers license. The insurance company can set additional terms.
Do I have to wear a safety belt?
Wearing a safety belt is mandotory.
What Type of Driving Licence do I need to drive a Biro in the UK?
The Biro is classed by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) as LE6, This type of vehicle (A Biro) has does have specific licence requirements in the UK. To drive such a vehicle in the UK, a driver must have the minimum of either a full B1 or B car licence, or a full motorcycle licence in any 4 categories (AM, A1, A2, A)
It is not possible for provisional licence holders of any category to drive a Biro. Therefore holding a provisional moped/motorcycle licence alone and completing a CBT would not give the correct entitlement. The rider would still only have a provisional licence and not a full moped (category AM licence). To obtain a full licence in any motorcycle category (AM, A1, A2 or A), riders must pass the following:
- Motorcycle Theory and Hazard Perception Test
- Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)
- Motorcycle Module 1 Test
- Motorcycle Module 2 Test
Some licence holders can complete a CBT to validate their full moped entitlement. However, this only applies to people with a full car licence and people with a full car licence can already drive these vehicles.
Can I take CBT training in a Biro?
In terms of using a Biro to complete the CBT training: The DVSA would not allow this vehicle to be used on a CBT as it is not representative of type. By not representative of type, they mean it bears no resemblance to other vehicles in either the AM, A1, A2 or A categories. The difference in the type of control / balance required when “riding” a moped or motorcycle versus “driving” this particular vehicle is vast. Allowing this vehicle to be used to obtain a CBT and therefore gain provisional entitlement to categories AM / A1 would do nothing to improve road safety.
Birò Limited Edition
Safety is our top priority. The Birò frame is manufactured in steel tubing, making the cabin as strong and resistant as possible.
Fitted with disk brakes all around, you will have no trouble stopping.
The 100% electric motor means zero emissions, zero noise pollution and zero petrol consumption.
Birò’s energy is always with you, because it is the only 4-wheeled personal commuter to be fitted with the patented Re-Move removable lithium battery system. Once your Birò is parked, it is easy to remove the battery unit and take it to your house, or your office, or wherever is most convenient, to recharge your batteries with ease.