Citroën’s Ami, a small $6,000 electrical “automobile,” is seemingly coming to the US as a part of new electrical automobile subscription service.
Free2Move is a free-floating car-sharing and subscription service that the PSA group launched in Europe, and it’s now a part of the Stellantis Group following the merger with FCA.
For a month-to-month payment, you possibly can have entry to their fleet of autos, which incorporates a number of electrical autos from Peugeot and Citroën, throughout a number of cities.
In addition they supply an all-inclusive subscription service the place you possibly can hire month-to-month sure autos with insurance coverage and upkeep included.
After a delicate launch in Washington DC and Portland, Free2Move has now introduced that it’s increasing its service within the US:
“Already current with its carsharing service in Washington D.C (and shortly in Portland, Oregon), Free2Move has introduced plans to convey its unique Automotive On Demand subscription service to america. The service has been deployed in a number of European international locations since 2019 and has been developed by Free2Move to satisfy the sturdy demand for versatile automobile rental options. Free2move has constructed a completely digital resolution that enables prospects to expertise a seamless and versatile automobile subscription service. Clients can simply onboard, select their automobile and order companies.”
There are already some related companies within the US, however the attention-grabbing half is that Free2Move is hinting at additionally bringing the Citroën Ami within the US:
They shared this picture clearly displaying the profile of the Ami on LinkedIn with the caption: “One thing huge is coming to Washington DC.”
Citroën says that Ami is provided with a 5.5 kWh battery pack and a 6 kW motor enabling about 70 km (44 miles) of vary and a high pace of 45 km/h (28 mph), which limits its use inside cities or small communities.
It’s considerably of a major powertrain for the shape issue: Ami is 2.41m lengthy, 1.39m huge, 1.52m excessive, and sits on 14″ wheels.
Whereas it seems like a small electrical automobile, it matches a special class in France, and it may even be pushed by 14-year-olds as a lightweight electrical quadricycle:
Regardless of its small measurement, the Ami nonetheless supplies a number of attention-grabbing options like a glass roof and a heated inside cabin, and it will get you round city on electrical energy on a budget.
The Ami prices the equal of about $6,000 in Europe. With Free2Move, you in all probability received’t be capable of purchase it, however renting it by means of their subscription service needs to be actually low-cost.
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