Citroën’s small $6,000 electric ‘car’ is coming to the US
By Fred Lambert
May 4, 2021
Citroën’s Ami, a small $6,000 electric “car,” is apparently coming to the US as part of new electric car subscription service.
Free2Move is a free-floating car-sharing and subscription service that the PSA group launched in Europe, and it is now part of the Stellantis Group following the merger with FCA.
Citroën says that Ami is equipped with a 5.5 kWh battery pack and a 6 kW motor enabling about 70 km (44 miles) of range and a top speed of 45 km/h (28 mph), which limits its use within cities or small communities.
A Tiny EV
It’s somewhat of a significant powertrain for the form factor: Ami is 2.41m long, 1.39m wide, 1.52m high, and sits on 14″ wheels. While it looks like a small electric car, it fits a different category in France, and it can even be driven by 14-year-olds as a light electric quadricycle.
Despite its small size, the Ami still provides a few interesting features like a glass roof and a heated interior cabin, and it gets you around town on electric power on the cheap.
The Ami costs the equivalent of about $6,000 in Europe. With Free2Move, you probably won’t be able to buy it, but renting it through their subscription service should be really cheap.