An electric car for 7,695 pounds appeared in the UK
Citroen Ami electric car becomes the cheapest new car in the UK
French brand Citroen is launching its Ami compact car in the UK. The novelty is estimated by the manufacturer at 7,695 pounds, which makes it the cheapest new car in the country.
Citroen Ami. Citroen Photos
Although the Citroen Ami is more expensive than originally thought (a price tag of £6,000 was expected), it still became the most affordable new car on the British market. Interestingly, the novelty will not be sold through classic “offline” dealers – it will be possible to order it only on the official Citroen website, making a refundable deposit of £250 to reserve a car. The manufacturer claims that to date it has already received 2,000 pre-orders for a new compact model.
The Citroen Ami electric car is offered in three versions, as well as in the commercial version of My Ami Cargo for the so-called “last mile” delivery services, that is, to customers. As standard, a vehicle classified as a quadricycle has LED headlights, a sunroof, a digital speedometer and a USB port.
Citroen Ami is equipped with an 8 hp electric motor, which means it is suitable for use only within the city. The electric motor is complemented by a 5.5 kW battery, which provides the car with a range of up to 74 km. The maximum speed that the car is able to develop is 45 km / h. A full charge takes about three hours.
It should also be noted that this is a two-seater car without a trunk. It weighs just 485kg, half the weight of a regular Ford Fiesta. The body length is slightly less than 2.5 meters, and the turning radius is only 7.2 meters, which makes it easy to maneuver on narrow city streets.