Citroen Ami One

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POSTED: March 10, 2020

Citroen has unveiled a new “object” (don’t call it a car, whatever you do) called the Ami One Concept. It has done this because

Since 1919, Citroën’s history has reflected its ability to move with the times by creating non-conformist and revolutionary vehicles that have gone on to become icons. At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Citroën is unveiling its approach to urban mobility, which it intends to be accessible to everyone.

Citroën Ami One Concept is Citroën’s take on freedom in the city: #LibertyElectriCityMobility! It combines all the advantages of 100% electric technology with a bold and colourful design and complete ease of use. It also scores top marks on comfort and practicality.

Following in the footsteps of 2 CV, Ami One Concept is adaptable to all types of uses “à la carte”, from car sharing to rental. Ami One Concept preaches freedom of movement for all and has the potential to become an urban and popular icon.

If you want facts, then:

  1. Ami One Concept boasts a cube-shaped body and compact dimensions (2.50 m long, 1.50 m wide and 1.50 m high)
  2. It has identical doors on both the right and left, resulting in different opening directions, which are hinged on the driver’s side for easier access and on the passenger side for greater safety. There are identical bumpers, identical wings set diagonally against the buffers on both front and rear; identical rocker panels on the right and left; reversible Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and rear lights on the left and right.
  3. 100% electric it charges easily in two hours. It reaches a top speed of 30mph without emitting CO2 and has a range of 60 miles.

Even better, Citroen don’t want you to buy it (although you can, for 6,000€). They want you to rent it for 20€ per month.

And, technically it counts as a quad bike so you do not need a driving licence to drive it. Which explains why they insist on referring to it as a “transport object”…