Citroen will launch its Ami electric city car in the UK in Spring 2022, following strong demand for the niche model.
The two-seater is expected to cost between £5,000 and £6,000 when it goes on sale, although leasing, rental and subscription deals are likely to be offered too.
It is fitted with a 5.5kWh battery that provides a range of up to 46 miles and can be recharged in three hours. The car, which is largely made of plastic, can reach speeds of 28mph.
The Ami’s eye-catching looks may appeal to SMEs and businesses from a promotional standpoint, it could also suit inner-city businesses as a pool car.
As the Ami was originally destined for France, the car is left-hand-drive and will remain so when in arrives on British roads. Drivers will require a full UK driving licence.
Citroen says it received more than 12,000 expressions of interest from UK customers for the Ami and is already accepting reservations on its website.
With a length of only 2.41 metres, the Ami is designed for used in urban areas. It has space for a driver, one passenger and a small item of luggage.
The car's interior is equipped with a heating system and a smartphone cradle, along with basic controls for the lights and wipers. A Type 2 charging plug will be fitted to UK-spec Amis.
Eurig Druce, managing director of Citroen UK, said: “With cities and urban areas introducing stricter limits for vehicles, and people demanding new mobility solutions, AMI shows once again how Citroen is adapting to meet the demands of the times. Citroen AMI is a new all-electric mobility solution for the UK that’s totally unique – fun, exciting and accessible to all."
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