The all-new Citroën Ami, a 100% electric vehicle that costs just over £5,000 to buy, has been named winner of ‘The Disruptor Award’ in the BBC Top Gear magazine Electric Awards 2020.
Following on from the AMI ONE Concept, which was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019, the production-ready Ami is seen as a compact and affordable response to evolving mobility needs in cities and urban centres. The 100% zero emissions mobility ‘object’ 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.
The BBC Top Gear magazine judges were also impressed with Ami’s “stylish design and modern looks”. 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 comes with an agile turning circle, making it ideal for the tightest city streets and parking spaces.
With a focus on the growing demand for e-commerce, Ami can be purchased entirely online and delivered direct to the customer’s front door. With a low purchase price from £5,400 (€6,000), Ami is also available on a short-term loan basis through car sharing schemes such as Free2Move, or longer-term rental options from just £18 (€19.99) per month.
Arnaud Belloni, Citroën’s Global Marketing & Communications Director, said: "Ami continues a long tradition of Citroën vehicles that have disrupted the market and introduced a whole new way of thinking – so to win the BBC Top Gear magazine Disruptor Award is great testament to the work we do to innovate, and bringing customers new and exciting mobility solutions.
“With Ami, we make urban mobility more affordable and accessible, with no licence requirements. With this 100% electric, compact and protective solution we will appeal to a whole new generation of electric vehicle buyers."
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