Since making its debut in 2020, Citroën AMI has been causing a stir around the world. The mini EV, designed for urban driving and licensed for 16 years olds in France, will now be available in the UK.

The first 12,000 customers who have already registered their interest can secure their AMI with a £250 refundable reservation fee. Deliveries will begin in Spring 2022.

UK lite

The AMI will remain left-hand drive. One significant benefit of this that drivers will exit kerbside on busy urban centres. However, unlike in France, anyone driving the AMI in the UK must posses a full UK driving licence.

Citroën’s Ami is a response to the challenges faced in today’s cities and urban environments. As a 100% electric vehicle, AMI emits zero-emissions in use and has a 5.5kWh battery that recharges in just three hours. It has a range of 46 miles and a top speed of 28mph, providing clean affordable driving in town. Unortunately, many young 16 year-old moped riders looking to follow their French counterparts will be disappointed by the UK licence ruling.

Popular and unique

First revealed in February 2020, Citroën AMI has received significant interest from the UK public and national media alike. It has taken home the ‘Microcar of the Year’ title in the GQ Car Awards 2021 and the ‘Technology Award’ in the Auto Express New Car Awards 2021.

Only 2.41m in length, it has an incredibly tight turning circle. This provides  great solution for navigating busy streets and narrow parking spaces. Quirky, it has space for the driver, a passenger and one small item if luggage. The heated interior is bathed in light thanks to the model’s panoramic glass sunroof. In a nostalgic nod the iconic Citroën 2CV, windows are opened by flipping the glass upwards. There are also a wide range of personalisation options.