The Citroen Ami electric city car has been revealed ahead of a public outing at the Geneva motor show.
Dimensionally, the Ami measures in at 2410mm long, 1520mm tall and 1390mm wide meaning a 7.2m turning circle, very handy for tight city streets.
Power comes from a 5.5kWh lithium-ion battery pack that offers just 70km of range when fully charged. Citroen says the Ami has a top speed of 45km/h.
Interestingly, in France, legislation sees the Ami classed as a light quadricycle, which means it does not require a driving licence. Therefore, it can be driven in France by 14-year-olds on the sole condition of having passed the road safety certificate.
Moving to the interior, it’s a very basic set-up with infotainment left to the owner’s smartphone. The Ami also goes without a proper boot, occupants need to make-do with a storage area behind the seats.
Citroen says it’s targeting urban buyers who currently purchase upmarket electric bikes or scooters.
The brand is also offering flexible purchasing arrangements, in Europe the Ami can be purchased outright for €6000 ($A10,000) or rented following a deposit of approximately 45 per cent. The Ami will also be rolled out across car sharing services.
Orders open at the end of March in France with deliveries to commence in June. Spain, Italy, Belgium, Portugal and Germany will also get the Ami following its French release.
The Ami is unlikely to make it to Oz as it’s only a left-hand drive proposition at this point.
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