Citroën AMI electric vehicle (EV) gets green light for UK sales in 2022
Could the AMI be the ultimate electric town vehicle that opens up zero-emissions driving to the masses thanks to its £6,000 expected price tag?
Since making its debut in 2020, the Citroën AMI has been turning heads around the world, not least in the UK. Much to the delight of a large and growing number of UK customers, the Citroën brand is now able to announce that the zero-emissions AMI will officially launch in Britain in the spring of 2022.
The first 12,000 customers who have already registered their interest online are invited to join the queue to secure their AMI with a £250 refundable reservation fee. From Monday 27 September the reservation system will be open to everyone.
All customers are reminded that the AMI will be adapted for the UK market but will remain left-hand drive. One significant benefit of AMIs left-hand drive configuration when being driven in the UK, is that it allows for a kerbside exit from the vehicle for the driver when parking at the roadside in a city centre.
A true breakthrough from Citroën, the AMI is a daring response to the challenges faced in today’s cities and urban environments. As a 100 percent electric vehicle (EV), 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 (74km) with a top speed of 28mph (45kph).
Having driven the AMI, we think it is not only fun and great to drive, but offers a modern solution that delivers an affordable and clean mobility solution for all. This could change the way people drive in urban areas and help to speed up the adoption of electric vehicles because of the low price tag.
The price has not been officially released but is expected to be around £6,000. This could make it game-changer not only for personal use but for small businesses too.
AMI’s zero-emission credentials ensure it is exempt from Congestion and Ultra-low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) charges. With London’s ULEZ due to be extended in October 2021, and other cities looking to introduce similar measures, AMI is a future-proof solution to mobility concerns in many UK cities.
Being small, just 2.41m in length, it has an incredibly tight turning circle making the AMI compact and agile. This makes it an easy solution for navigating busy streets and fitting into narrow parking spaces.
The undeniably quirky Citroën AMI has space for the driver, a passenger and one small item of luggage, with the heated interior bathed in light thanks to the model’s panoramic glass sunroof.
In a nostalgic nod to the iconic Citroën 2CV, the manual side windows of AMI can be opened by flipping the glass upwards into a fixed raised position. Buyers have access to a wide range of personalisation options, thanks to colourful accessory packs and additions that allow each owner to make their Citroën AMI truly unique.
Eurig Druce, Citroën UK managing director, said: “I am absolutely delighted to announce that Citroën AMI is launching in the UK. With cities and urban areas introducing stricter limits for vehicles, and people demanding new mobility solutions, AMI shows once again how Citroën is adapting to meet the demands of the times.
Citroën AMI is a new all-electric mobility solution for the UK that’s totally unique – fun, exciting and accessible to all. After thousands of UK buyers have already registered their interest in Citroën AMI, we are very excited to confirm that the AMI will arrive in the country in spring 2022.”
For anyone driving AMI in the UK, a full UK driving licence is required as with a traditional passenger car. Citroën AMI will launch in the UK during spring 2022, with UK pricing and supply arrangements being announced in due course.