We’ve covered the Citroën AMI and its “friend”, the Opel Rocks-E, quite a bit here on CleanTechnica. These models are part of a new exciting series of very small and cute city electric cars. AMI has a 5.5 kWh battery, a 6 kW motor, a top speed of 45 km/h. The best thing about this little electric car is that you can get “un Ami pour seulement” (for only) £7,695!
The Citroën Ami is open for orders in the UK by popular demand, with over 14,000 takers 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. The purchase process for Ami 100% electric takes place entirely online and is handled by a dedicated Ami Expert Team before vehicles are handed over to customers. With a range of 46 miles (WMTC), Ami is a modern solution that lives up to Citroën’s promise of providing 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 charging points alongside. As part of the order opening, Citroën has also announced a comprehensive service package for Ami, My Ami Care, covering routine service and maintenance. It also has an extended vehicle warranty, battery warranty and extended breakdown cover depending on the package length chosen. Packages will be available with durations ranging from two to five years.
In their announcement, they say “the collaboration is an agreement between two like-minded brands with two amazing electric mobility-focused solutions; Citroën Ami and ubitricity’s lamppost charging points. These two solutions fit together beautifully, being minimalistic, space-saving and simple with a low carbon footprint, mindful of resources and affordable. The collaboration aims to offer a full-service package to electric drivers as well as local authorities.”
Eurig Druce, managing director of Citroën UK, said “Ami represents true innovation in urban transport. It’s an example of Citroën at its best – affordable electric mobility for everyone and I can’t wait to see customers out in them on roads in the UK. In addition, My Ami Care provides reassurance to customers and offers the flexibility to create a package that is tailored to each customer’s needs.”
Discussing the ubitricity collaboration, Druce said: “With this partnership, we want to provide our UK buyers with a hassle-free, affordable solution to charge their Ami. This is in line with Citroën’s philosophy of giving electric cars a customer-centric approach where the concept of care is very present. “
Ami also has a commercial “My Ami Cargo” version, an innovative solution for urban deliveries. With a payload of up to 140 kg, a maximum load capacity of 400 liters and a narrow 7.20 m turning circle, My Ami Cargo is designed for companies working in cities and urban areas and is also only available via the online platform.
I really like the idea of unlocking more value from existing infrastructure, such as using lampposts for EV charging. 3 months of free charging will really come in handy in this period of rising energy prices.
Images from Citroën UK
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