A year ago Citroën showcased a concept EV called the ‘Ami One’ at the Geneva Motor Show, and it’s safe to say many thought it would never see the light of day. Now, it seems as though Citroën are actually following through with its dream of producing an EV with the announcement of the launch of a new vehicle called ‘Ami’.
Ami is a tiny two-seater EV made for scooting up and down narrow ally-ways and city driving. The Ami is so small that in certain European countries it doesn’t require a license to drive, you just need to be at least 14 years of age (in France) to drive it, and 16 years old in other European countries.
Its 5.5kWh battery will get you a total of 70 kilometres on a single charge and reach a top speed of 45km/h. All while plugging into a standard 220v outlet which charges the Ami to 100% in just three hours.
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— #CityBikeshare (@uonbikeshare) February 28, 2020
As for how much the Ami cost, this is where things get interesting. Those able to purchase the Ami can make an initial payment of R45,400 ($2,900) and will thereafter be required to pay just R344 ($22) per month for long-term rental of two years. You could also just outright buy an Ami for R103,169 ($6,600). Finally, if you’re still on the fence about whether to buy one or not, you could try it out beforehand through the Free2Move car-sharing service in Europe for an astonishing R4.50 (€0.26) per minute.
Citroën will start accepting orders for the Ami in France at the end of March 2020, followed by Spain, Italy, Belgium, Portugal and Germany in the coming months.
Take a look at the Citroën Ami promotional video below.