Sales have started in France of the Citroën Ami, which is an all-electric quadricycle, no driving licence is required (depending on the country), and it costs from just €19.99 per month via a 4-year rental option (with an initial payment of €2,644). Rental can also be over 2 or 3 years.
The Ami is also available in car sharing for 1 minute, 1 hour or 1 day. Free2Move offers its subscribers a rate of €0.26 per minute. Free2Move is also the only service on the market that allows car sharing from 16 years old.
Following on from the AMI ONE Concept, which was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019, the production-ready Ami is a compact and affordable response to evolving mobility needs in cities and urban centres. The 100% zero emissions mobility ‘object’ – as Citroën refers to it – features a 5.5kWh battery, with a range of up to 43 miles, which can be fully charged in just three hours from a standard domestic electric socket.
With a top speed of 28mph, the Ami is unique in that it can be driven by anyone from 16 years of age and without a driving licence in some European countries (14 years of age in France), helping a younger generation to easily access electric mobility in urban areas.
With space for two inside, the Ami can be customised with six colour accessory packs – and even features asymmetric doors. Ami is 2.41m long, 1.39m wide and 1.52m high, and has a very small turning circle.
The Ami can be purchased entirely online from €6,000 and delivered direct to a customer’s home (by GEFCO in France). The delivery charge is €200. Axa offers insurance at €270 per year.
The Ami online website will be open in France from 11 May 2020. Sales will start in Italy and Spain at the end of 2020, and in other markets in 2021.