Citroen has launched a modified version of its electrical Ami metropolis automobile, created precisely for use as a compact courier van for the city landscape.
It is called the Citroen My Ami Cargo and it’ll go on sale in France this June, with price ranges setting up from €6,490 (close to £5,600), including a €900 subsidy from the French authorities.
From the outdoors, the Ami Cargo looks identical to its passenger-carrying sibling, help you save for the business branding and some undecorated steel wheels for the most essential versions.
Inside of, Citroen has removed the typical Ami’s passenger seat and equipped a storage pod in its position, which is divided from the driver by a solid partition. The cargo compartment has a capacity of 260 litres and can have a payload of 140kg.
When coupled with the rest of the Ami’s new inside storage cubbies, Citroen states the Cargo has a most capacity of four hundred litres. That is a bit a lot more house than you get from the boot of the fourth-technology Skoda Fabia.
The cargo area also has a handful of tie-down points and a peak-adjustable flooring, which makes it possible for the driver to transportation products up to one.2 metres extensive. Mounted on best of the box is a modular hinged shelf, which can hold up to 40kg and double as a cellular desk.
Citroen has also included an added protected storage bin at the rear of the cabin, which it states is created to preserve valuables these as smartphones, sunglasses or wallets out of sight.
Buyers can also spec a handful of optional extras, these as doorway nets, branded flooring mats, added storage compartments and a smartphone mount for the dashboard.
Like the typical Ami, the Cargo uses a five.5kWh battery pack, which feeds an 8bhp electrical motor. Best velocity stands at 28mph, and Citroen states it’ll address 47 miles on a one cost.
Charging the battery can only be performed through a typical a few-pin plug. On the other hand, owing to the diminutive sizing of the battery pack, it only will take close to a few hrs to attain 100 per cent capacity.
Citroen is even now analyzing whether or not there’s enough desire for the Ami to be introduced to the Uk but, if it does ever make it throughout the Channel, there’s a chance this new Cargo variant will arrive with it. On the other hand, both equally would likely only be obtainable in remaining-hand generate.
Now check out our video evaluation of the Citroen Ami…