Free2Move, a worldwide mobility firm owned by Stellantis, is bringing the cute Citroen Ami to its car-sharing fleet in the US.
Earlier than you get too excited, notice that solely 5 of the electrical minicars are being introduced over for use in a trial in Washington, D.C., the place Free2Move currently operates a fleet of Chevrolets. The corporate plans to broaden its U.S. fleet to Portland, Oregon, however hasn’t confirmed a date.
Free2Move is dedicated to electrifying its fleet and can use the Citroen Ami trial to assemble suggestions on usability and drivability for such a tiny automotive on U.S. roads, the corporate stated on Monday. In case you’ve got forgotten, the Ami measures simply 7.9 ft in size, tops out at 28 mph, and has a 5.5-kilowatt-hour battery good for under about 43 miles of vary.
2020 Citroen Ami
Free2Move prospects guide vehicles by way of a devoted app. Parking, fuel, and insurance coverage are included in the price of every automobile rental. Rental charges are based mostly on how lengthy a buyer has a automobile, on a per minute, per hour, or per day foundation.
Affirmation of the Ami’s arrival within the U.S. coincides with the reveal of a business model of the Ami. Known as the Ami Cargo, the automobile matches a lot of the specs of the usual Ami however has a storage space as a substitute of a passenger seat. The utmost payload score is 308 kilos and there is over 14 cubic ft if you embrace the usual storage space within the rear.
The Ami Cargo begins gross sales in Europe this June with a price ticket of 6,490 (roughly $7,800), or 410 euros lower than the usual Ami.