Citroen Ami: UK prices and specs confirmed as order books open

Passenger and cargo variants of a small electric vehicle are now on sale with a free charging offer for the first 2,000 customers

The “scalable urban mobility solution” – or the electric quadricycle for you and me – is available exclusively through Citroën’s online Ami showroom. Pricing starts at £7,695 or from £19.99 on a PCP finance package.

With just two seats, a range of 46 miles and a top speed of 28mph, the 2.4m-long Ami is explicitly designed for urban use and Citroën wants it to be a safer alternative and more convenient to scooters and mopeds.

Buyers can choose from three passenger versions – My Ami Color (available with grey, orange or white highlights), My Ami Pop, My Ami Tonic – plus a single-seat My Ami Cargo for business deliveries.

A Basic Friend is also available exclusively on a PCP finance deal from £19.99 per month over two years.

All passenger versions of the Ami come with a digital speedometer, LED front and rear lights, panoramic glass sunroof and USB charging port. The Colour, Pop and Tonic models benefit from dashboard storage pockets, a smartphone holder and connection as well as interior and exterior styling packs. UK cars will be left-hand drive and will feature hinged doors at opposite ends of the car.

The Ami Cargo has 400 liters of cargo space and a payload of 140 kg. Instead of a passenger seat, it gets a 250-litre modular lidded storage box with adjustable floor height and “mobile office” top surface.

To mark the start of UK sales, Citroën has teamed up with charging provider ubitricity to offer the first 2,000 UK customers three months of free charging on the ubitricity network of over 5,400 curbside charging stations. . The Ami’s 5.5 kWh battery takes about three hours to fully charge.

The British Citroën boss has also hinted that the French company could bring its surprise hit Ami Buggy to the UK after selling all 50 of its first French run in just 18 minutes.

Citroën UK managing director Eurig Druce told the PA news agency: “I would say [there is an urge to bring Ami Buggy to the UK] in small volumes.

“I always have a smile on my face when I drive Ami, and Ami Buggy takes it to that extra level in that if we did manage to bring it to the UK it would definitely be in my garage.”

He added: “It’s a debate now because 50 were sold out in less than 18 minutes which is crazy and I think there are opportunities for something in the UK but it will be a battle.”

The Buggy features a khaki color scheme and 14-inch gold wheels, as well as a removable soft top reminiscent of the classic Citroën 2CV.

The doors were also removed and replaced with hinged metal tubes, and all 50 cars received a special commemorative plaque on the dashboard.

Citroën UK boss would love to bring the Ami Buggy to these shores

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