Various types of passenger and cargo mini electric cars are now available for sale with free shipping offer for the first 2,000 customers
An “evolutionary urban mobility solution” – or an electric quad bike for you and me – is available exclusively through Citroen’s online Ami showroom. Prices start from £7,695 or from £19.99 on the PCP finance package.
With just two seats, a range of 46 miles and a top speed of 28 miles per hour, the 2.4-meter Ami is designed expressly for urban use, and Citroen intends it to be a safer and more practical alternative to motorcycles and scooters.
Buyers can choose from three passenger versions – My Ami Color (available in grey, orange or white), My Ami Pop, My Ami Tonic – plus a single seat My Ami Cargo for business delivery.
The basic Ami is also available exclusively on a PCP financing deal that costs from £19.99 per month over two years.
All passenger versions of the Ami feature a digital accelerometer, front and rear LED lights, a panoramic glass sunroof, and a USB charging port. Color, Pop and Tonic models get dashboard storage pockets, a smartphone holder and hub as well as interior and exterior styling packages. The UK cars will be left-hand drive and feature hinged doors on opposite sides of the vehicle.
Ami Cargo has a cargo area of 400 liters and a payload of 140 kg. Instead of a passenger seat, you get a 250-liter lidded storage bin with adjustable floor height and a “mobile desk” top surface.
To celebrate the start of sales in the UK, Citroen has partnered with the shipping provider to offer free shipping to the first 2,000 UK customers for three months through Ubitricity’s network of more than 5,400 charging points. The 5.5 kWh Amy battery takes about three hours to fully charge.
The head of Citroen in the UK has also hinted that the French company may bring its surprise hit Ami Buggy to the UK after selling all 50 of its French cars in just 18 minutes..
Jörg Dross, managing director of Citroen UK, told the Palestinian Authority News Agency: “I would like to say [there is an urge to bring Ami Buggy to the UK] in small quantities.
“I always have a smile on my face when I drive an Ami, and Ami Buggy takes that extra level that if we manage to bring her to the UK, she’ll be in my garage for sure.”
“It’s a discussion now because 50 of them were sold out in less than 18 minutes, which is crazy, and I think there are chances of something in the UK but it will be a fight,” he added.
The Buggy features a khaki color scheme and 14-inch gold wheels, along with a removable soft-top roof reminiscent of the classic Citroen 2CV.
The doors were also removed and replaced with hinged metal tubes, and all 50 cars got a special commemorative plaque on the dashboard.