French automaker Citroën has unveiled the Ami — a 1-of-a-type little electrical motor vehicle produced so obtainable, it can be driven by any one older than 14 several years previous, with or devoid of a driving license. The two-seat motor vehicle is 100% electric and will come with a battery that can be powered from a standard electrical socket in just 3 hours. As element of the brand’s mission to “unleash urban mobility for all,” the Citroën Ami is affordably priced at just 6,000 euros (about $6,600) or the extended-term rental rate of 19.99 euros ($22) for each month.
Named right after the French word for close friend, Ami is classified as an electrical quadricycle, a European Union car class for microcars that can typically be driven by a teen, even without a license. Light-weight and extremely-compact, the Citroën Ami measures just 2.41 meters (7.9 ft) in duration and weighs 485 kilograms (1,069 pounds) with a 5.5 kWh battery and 6 kW engine. The microcar has a assortment of 70 kilometers (43.5 miles) on a solitary cost.
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Inspite of its little size, the two-human being inside appears amazingly roomy thanks to expansive glazing that involves the windscreen, facet windows, rear windows and panoramic roof, all of which bathe the automobile in normal gentle. As a auto of the modern age, Ami can be seamlessly linked to a smartphone for easy obtain to necessary facts about the motor vehicle, from selection and charge position to servicing alerts and mileage. Ami is also obtainable in seven unique variations and presents a assortment of customization and shade alternatives.
“Ami – 100% ëlectric helps make each day city lifestyle much easier by drawing inspiration from new use patterns,” the organization spelled out. “Beyond the revolutionary mobility item, Citroën adopts a disruptive technique by supplying an electric mobility option at formerly unheard selling price degrees, by way of a variety of delivers tailor-made to the customer’s actual use.” Ami will be manufactured readily available for extended-term rental, vehicle sharing or buy. Product sales will start in France at the close of March and will be expanded to find European nations in the next months.
Photography by maison-vignaux at Continental Productions by means of Citroën