Crashed G-Wiz: update and pics

10 May 2007

G-Wiz disintegratesTop Gear has published pictures of its own recent crash test of the Reva G-Wiz, albeit at a higher speed than the DfT's test (at 64km/h versus 56km/h). The crash test dummy's body had to be extricated from the wreckage separately from the legs, apparently. Ouch.

Meanwhile, the Nice Car Company got back to us, after our previous post, with a prepared statement about its vehicles. It confirmed that "The Mega City has been subjected to and passed all European safety tests that would be conducted for a traditional car. These would include side, front and rear impact and these are done by the French approval authorities."

Nice Car Company co-founder Evert Guertsen also had harsh words for UK Roads Minister Stephen Ladyman; "The minister’s statement that the quadricycle regulation was never envisaged to cover mainstream use is questionable. In fact there are more than 300,000 vehicles categorised as a quadricycle on the road in Europe and they have outstanding safety records."

The Mega City may be more expensive than the G-Wiz, but it seems like the extra cash might be money well spent.

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