We have covered the Citroën AMI and its “friend,” the Opel Rocks-E, quite a lot here on CleanTechnica. These models are part an exciting new range of cute and small urban electric vehicles. AMI’s 5.5-kWh battery and 6 kW motor have a top speed 45 km/h. The best thing about this little EV is that you can get “un Ami pour seulement” (for only) £7,695!
The Citroën Ami is open for orders in the UK following huge public demand, with over 14,000 hand-raisers and 2,000 early reservists. Citroën Ami is available in the UK exclusively online via the new Ami Showroom. The online showroom features a 360° visualizer, a digital brochure, and a quick and easy process for customers to book test drives and place their order. Ami 100% Electric is purchased online by an Ami Expert Team. Vehicles are then handed to customers. With a range of 46 miles (WMTC), the Ami is a modern solution that delivers on Citroën’s promise to provide affordable and clean mobility solutions for all.
In an exciting development, to mark the start of sales in the UK, Citroën has partnered with charging provider ubitricity to offer the first 2,000 UK customers 3 months of free charging across ubitricity’s network of more than 5,400 curbside charge points. As part of orders opening, Citroën has also announced a comprehensive service package for the Ami, My Ami Care, covering routine servicing and maintenance. The chosen package length will determine the extent of the extended warranty and battery warranty as well as extended breakdown coverage. You can choose from packages with a duration of two to five years.
In their announcement, they say “the collaboration is an agreement between two similarly minded brands with two fantastic electric mobility focused solutions; Citroën Ami and ubitricity’s lamppost charge points. Both solutions are minimalistic, space-saving, simple, low-carbon, resource-conscious, affordable, and easy to use. The collaboration aims to offer a full-service package for EV drivers as well as local authorities.”
Eurig Druce, Managing Director of Citroën UK, said “Ami represents genuine innovation in urban transport. It is an example of Citroën at its best – affordable electric mobility for all and I can’t wait to see customers out in them on UK roads. In addition, My Ami Care provides peace of mind to customers and offers the flexibility to create a package tailored to each customer’s need.”
Discussing the ubitricity collaboration, Druce said: “With this partnership, we wish to provide our UK buyers with a hassle-free, affordable solution to charge their Ami. This is in line with Citroën’s philosophy of providing electric vehicles with a customer-centric approach where the notion of care is very present.”
The Ami also has a commercial “My Ami Cargo” version, an innovative solution to urban last-mile deliveries. My Ami Cargo can carry up to 140kg and has a maximum weight capacity of 400lb. It also has a 7.20m turning circle. This product is only available via the internet.
I love the idea of maximizing existing infrastructure, such as using lampposts to charge EVs. In this time of rising energy prices, 3 months of charging for free will be very useful.
Images from Citroën UK
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