Faq

Rules & Regulstions
What is Birò's category?

A standard Birò is a category L6e light electric quadricycle, but with the “Bolt” set-up it becomes a category L7e heavy electric quadricycle (Europe).

Do you need a driver's license to drive Birò?

Absolutely!

We suggest to take information from your state authority for motor vehicles, because every country could have different rules.

From which age can you drive Birò?

We suggest to take information from your state authority for driving license, because every country could have different rules.

Where can I park Birò?

Birò is a small-size quadricycle, therefore it can be parked anywhere you can park mopeds, including the small spots marked for them, because it fits perfectly. However, it is recommended that you inquire with your local council about how to best take advantage of this feature.

Do I have to pay a car tax for Birò? Do I have some other benefits?

Since Birò is equipped with electric motors you probably have some benefits in your country. But there is different rules for every state and even region or municipality so we suggest to collect informations.

Is it possible to drive freely on the road without doors?

Of course! Birò is approved for circulation without doors; it is therefore possible to move freely on the road even when these are removed, which is a simple operation.

Are seat belts mandatory?

Estrima equips all Biròs with safety belts. In the L6e and L7e categories the sealt belts must be worn while driving (Europe).

Can two people ride in a Birò?

Birò is approved for two people and has two seats side by side. In Italy, if you have a passenger, the driver must be of legal age.

Can a child or a child car seat be transported in a Birò?

On Birò, “children under 1.50 m tall must be secured to the seat with a child restraint system, appropriate to their weight and approved in accordance with the regulations of the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, pursuant to the regulations of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe or equivalent EU directives.” If the restraint system can be mounted on Birò, then it is possible to transport a child or a child car seat.

Vehicle
How much does Birò cost?

To calculate the price you can use the savings calculator on this site, by clicking on the “How Much” button from the menu at the top of the page.

By answering the questions, the calculator will show you the Birò model most suited to your needs and its price, based on your requirements.

Are there storage compartments on Birò?

Birò Winter and Summer versions are both equipped with numerous storage compartments:

– Compartment behind the reclinable seats (41 litres)

– Rear compartment lockable with key (41 litres). Available only on Birò with Maxi lithium batteries.

– Other small storage compartments

In the Big and Box versions the compartment behind the seats has a 300-litre capacity, while the size of the other compartments remains unchanged.

Can you drive up steep climbs with Birò?

Birò can tackle slopes up to 20%; thanks to the “Boost” function you can deliver more power, using the two brushless motors.

Especially steep climbs can be tackled for limited periods of time and when the batteries are fully charged.

The constant and continuous use of the “Boost” button results in faster deterioration of the main battery.

Can you increase the maximum speed of Birò?

No. Pursuant to European laws, Birò is approved to reach a maximum speed of 45 Km/h (L6e version) and 60 Km/h (L7e version). For this reason, modifications to the maximum speed cannot be performed, and void the warranty of the vehicle.

Assistance
Is Birò subject to periodic servicing?

Every country have its own rules. We suggest to collect informations to our local dealer, the nearest BiròStore in your city or your state authority on motor vehicles.

Does Birò require a lot of maintenance?

Being an electric vehicle, the necessary maintenance is minimal and concerns mostly the mechanical elements of the vehicle. In general, good and proper maintenance contributes to safer driving and ensures the quality and performance of the vehicle over time.

Who should I contact to receive assistance with my Birò?

You will need to contact the dealer where you purchased Birò. If there were no intermediaries and you purchased directly from the manufacturer, to contact support you will need to fill in the online form at this link: www.estrima.com/service/it. Once you have completed and sent the form, you will be contacted by a technical assistance representative as soon as possible.

Is it possible to install some of the more advanced technical features available for new vehicles on an older model of Birò?

It depends on the type of intervention required. The Estrima network is available to assess each individual case and provide the best possible solution for the needs of each customer.

Charging
If after charging the charger is left connected, can it damage the battery?

With new-generation Biròs with Birò card reader installed there is no risk of damaging the battery; actually, leaving the vehicle on charge is recommended. On the contrary, for previous versions of Birò without Birò card reader it is not recommended to leave the vehicle on charge for more than 72 consecutive hours. Regardless of the version, it is recommended to recharge fully once a week.

What should I do if I don't use Birò for a long time? Do the batteries run out when Birò's not in use?

If Birò is not going to be used for long periods, avoid leaving the vehicle with the battery on low or partially charged, especially in cold temperatures. Make sure that the batteries are fully charged and ensure that Birò is charged at least once every three months, so as to compensate for the battery’s natural self-discharge. Before leaving the vehicle unused for long periods, please remember to disconnect the “buffer battery” under the front bonnet, following the instructions in the service and maintenance manual provided.

What is the maximum current draw of the Birò charger?

For lithium or lead batteries the maximum draw is 1,200W.

Do I have to change my electrical system to recharge Birò?

With Birò no modification is necessary.

What kind of electrical socket is used to recharge Birò?

Birò can be plugged in to a traditional 220V domestic outlet.

Batteries
What are the factors that affect autonomy?

Autonomy varies mainly depending on outdoor temperature, driving style, tyre pressure, correct adjustment and cleanliness of the brakes, type of journey and passenger weight.

What is the warranty for Birò's lithium batteries and their life expectancy?

Lithium batteries are guaranteed by Estrima for 24 months or 1,000 cycles of recharge, whichever occurs first. Battery life depends on several factors, including those related to their usage. Their life expectancy is approximately 40,000 km for the Re-Move battery and 50,000 km for the Maxi battery.

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