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Rules & Regulations
What is Biro’s vehicle category?

The 45 belongs to category L6e, light electric quadricycles, in case you choose 60 Maxi powering it belongs to L7e category as a heavy electric quadricyle (Europe).

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


In most of Countries yes, but we suggest you to contact your state authority for motor vehicles, as rules among different countries may vary.

From which age can you drive a Birò?

We suggest you to contact your state authority for motor vehicles, as rules among different countries may vary.

Where can I park Birò?

Birò is a small size quadricycle, therefore it can be parked anywhere where you can park mopeds, including the small spots since the Birò will fit perfectly. To know more advantages dedicated to electric vehicles, it is recommended to contact your local council.

Do I have to pay car tax? And do I have some benefits?

Since Birò is 100% electric you might have certain benefits in your country. But we suggest you to contact your local council, as rules among different countries may vary.

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

Of course! Birò is approved to drive without doors. It is therefore possible to drive freely on the road even when you removed the doors (a very 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 next to each other. In Italy the driver has to be 16 years old and must have AM driving license for moped.

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

Children who are smaller 150cm must be secured in a child safety seat, appropriate to their weight. Contact your local authority for motor vehicles for specific requirements, as this might vary among countries. If the child safety seat can be placed in the Birò, then it is possible to transport a child or a child car seat.

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.

Can you find storage compartments in the Birò?

Biro’s Dressed and Naked versions are both equipped with numerous storage compartments:

– Rear total compartment 122 liters: lower rear compartment is 29 liters and not available in the ReMove version.

– Additional small compartments.

In the Big version, the rear compartment becomes 308 liters, including the lower compartment, and the size of the additional small compartments remains unchanged.

Can you drive up steep climbs with a Birò?

Birò is able to tackle slopes up to 20%.
Particularly demanding climbs can be tackled for a limited time and with fully charged batteries.

Can you increase the maximum speed of a Birò?

No you cannot. Birò complies with European law and is approved to reach a maximum speed of 45 km/h (L6e version) and 60 km/h (L7e version). For this reason modifications the the maximum speed cannot be made, it would also void the warranty of the vehicle.

Is Birò subject to periodic maintenance?

Since rules among different countries may vary we suggest you to contact our local dealers, the nearest Birò store in your city. Or you could contact the state authority for 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?

We suggest you to contact the dealer where you purchased your Birò. If there where no intermediaries and you purchased the Birò directly from the factory we suggest you to contact our support, by filling in the following form: Once you completed and send the form, a technical assistance representative will contact you as soon as possible.

Is it possible to install some of the more advanced technical features (designed for the latest Biro models) on an older Birò model?

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.

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

For all new Birò models with a Birò card reader installed, there is no risk of damaging the battery; in fact, leaving the vehicle on charge is recommended. On the contrary, for older Birò models without a Birò card reader it is not recommended to leave the vehicle on charge for more than 72 hours consecutive. Regardless of the version, it is recommended to recharge fully once a week.

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

If Birò is not used for long periods, it is necessary to avoid leaving the vehicle with a discharged or partially charged battery, especially when the outside temperature is low. Make sure that the batteries are fully charged and ensure that the Birò is charged at least once every three months, this will compensate for the self-discharge of the batteries. Before leaving the vehicle unused for long periods, remember to disconnect the “buffer battery” located under the engine hood following the instructions in the service and maintenance manual provided.

What is the maximum voltage to charge the Birò battery? 


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?

A traditional 220V domestic outlet.

What are the factors that affect the battery duration?

Battery duration depends on multiple factors, including: the outdoor temperature, driving style, tyre pressure, correct adjustment, 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.

Sector info
How much does it cost to drive 100 km in an electric car?

The cost to drive 100 km in an electric car depends on several factors, such as the type of vehicle, the cost of electricity in your area, your driving style, and the level of battery charge. In general, however, an electric car has lower maintenance costs than a gasoline or diesel car, especially when compared over the long term.

To calculate the cost of 100 km with an electric car, you can use the following rough calculation:

(Energy consumption of the electric car in kWh per 100 km) x (Cost of electricity in €/kWh) = Cost of 100 km with an electric car

Birò, for example, having a consumption just over 5kWh per 100km, and an energy cost of €0.4/kWh, has a charging cost of around € 2. Fonte:

How much does an electric minicar cost?

The cost of an electric minicar obviously depends on the model and the specific features of the individual vehicle. There are many options on the market with prices ranging from a few hundred euros to several thousand euros.

For example, some electric minicar options can have prices starting at around €8,000, while more accessorized models with additional features can cost up to €15,000 or even more.

Birò, for example, has two different layouts available with prices ranging from X,000€ to X,000€.

How many years does an electric motor last?

The lifetime of a vehicle’s electric motor can greatly exceed the life of the vehicle itself, since it is a brushless technology with no contact parts subject to wear and tear.

However, it is important to note that the actual life can be affected by several factors, such as the type of vehicle, the conditions of use, and the levels of overload to which it is subjected. Fonte:

How many years does an electric car battery last?

The lifespan of an electric car battery depends on several factors, such as the type of vehicle, the conditions of use, the level of maintenance performed, and the type of battery used. In general, electric vehicle batteries can last for many years if they are used and maintained properly. For example, the lithium-ion batteries used in many modern electric vehicles can last up to 10 years or more. However, it is important to note that the actual lifetime can vary significantly depending on the specific conditions under which the vehicle is used. For example, batteries that are used intensively, such as those in cabs or utility vehicles, may last slightly less than those used less  frequently. In any case, it is important to maintain the battery regularly to ensure that it lasts as long as possible. Fonte:

What maintenance does an electric car have?

Electric cars need similar maintenance to combustion cars, but there are some differences. For example, electric cars do not need to change the oil or air filter, but they do need maintenance of the battery and electrical components. Here are some of the common maintenance that might be needed for an electric car:

1. Checking tire pressure;

2. Battery maintenance;

3. Replacement of brakes;

4. Maintenance of electrical components;

5. Checking wheel alignment;

6. Bulb replacement.

In general, it is important to follow the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule to ensure that the electric car operates properly and safely. Fonte:

What doesn't the electric car pay for?

Electric cars do not require some of the maintenance costs associated with combustion cars, such as oil changes or air filters. However, there are some maintenance costs that might be associated with electric cars, such as maintenance of the battery and electrical components. 

Electric cars may be eligible for tax incentives or other concessions that can help reduce the cost of purchase and use, including a 5-year exemption from paying road tax in some regions of Italy and an exemption from paying certain ZTL zones.  Fonte:

Do those with electric cars pay the car tax?

In general, electric cars are exempt from paying stamp duty during the first five years after first registration. Thereafter, owners may have to pay the stamp duty depending on the region in which the vehicle owner resides. To give some practical examples, in Lombardy and Piedmont, electric cars are permanently exempt from paying the car tax stamp, while in Lazio after the first five years of exemption, electric vehicles have to pay a car tax equal to a quarter of that due for corresponding gasoline cars.  Fonte: