Citroen has introduced a serial city electric car called Ami. It is classified as a quadricycle, so in Europe it can be driven without a driver's license from the age of 16, and in France even earlier - from the age of 14.
Citroen Ami has the shape of a cube, and its doors with lifting vents open in different directions: the driver's - against the course, and the passenger - as usual, in the direction of travel. In terms of dimensions, the electric car turned out to be even more compact than the Smart Fortwo. The length of the novelty is only 2410 mm (versus 2695 mm for Smart), width - 1390 mm (1663 mm for Smart), height - 1520 mm versus 1555 mm. The Ami needs 7.2 meters to turn, while the Smart Fortwo needs 7.3 meters.
- In the cabin, the non-adjustable passenger seat is shifted into the interior for the convenience of boarding tall passengers. They can place their things at the feet. Instead of a multimedia system, a smartphone holder is installed, and the inner door handles are replaced with fabric hinges (like on track Porsche). There are no airbags in the car.
- The power of the Citroen Ami electric motor is not named, but the battery capacity is known - 5.5 kWh. The maximum speed is only 45 km / h and the range is 70 kilometers. It takes three hours to fully charge from a household outlet.
- The creators claim that Ami will be an alternative to urban public transport, bicycles and electric scooters.
In France, Citroen Ami costs 6,000 euros (435 thousand rubles). It can also be rented on a long-term basis with an initial payment of 2,644 euros (192 thousand rubles) and a monthly payment of only 19.99 euros (1,448 rubles). Later, the electric car will appear in the Free2Move branded car sharing with a tariff of 26 euro cents (19 rubles) per minute.