The Citroen Marmite is Happening!

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One puff of Welsh wind and bye bye motorised roller skate. The only redeeming feature is that it looks way better than the 'Marmite' (whoever dreamt that one up, obviously wasn't from the Bertone camp).

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Well I think it's wonderful - it's weird, what Citroën do best, & as it's electric it's important it looks like a joke - & if it's a bad joke, so much the better! Unfortunately, it's a prototype/design exercise - so will, undoubtedly, be sanitsied for production.

However, let's put it in perspective: it's smaller than a Smart, it's a cyclecar so built very much for the home market (where they enjoy various advantages/exemptions/priveleges) & that probably explains the top "speed" - which as a city car it will never be able to achieve within the environment for which it's been designed.

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If you look at the pictures in the following article you can see that the occupants are sitting quite a way back from the windscreen;

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/reviews/ ... BUAaqZ_1|1

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And how is that efficient use of space?

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 21:45
So the Ami-One isn't to everyone's taste. Anyone prefer the old fashioned Ami 6 Shooting Break! Probably equally as odd-looking and marmite-ey in its day :-D

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Citroën Ami 6 Break rear 20120816
Rudolf Stricker [Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons

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Now that looks f==k=== great. Had the same one many years ago in between my two ds super 5's.Those were Citroen's.

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Would've quite happily progressed from the 2CV to one of those (or a commerciale) but they go for silly money now.

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Re: The Citroen Marmite is Happening!

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Its happening, 14 year olds in France can drive it (16 year olds in UK)

If you can read/decipher French the full details are here with a range of pricing options. Its headline is from €19.99 per month......but if my French deciphering is correct that is for a years hire, and a deposit of €3,544.
(after a 1st rent of € 3,544 in Long Term Rental over 48 months for 10,000 km / year ecological bonus not deducted (900 €) google translate!)



Full details (in French) from the horses mouth ie Citroen here
If you want the story in English, try Autocar's take on it here

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new- ... A317-month

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Ideal for those who don't know whether they're coming or going.
Looking at the shape, could this be a PSA Tesselate?

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Is this category of vehicle (quadricycle??) legal in the UK?
I think not, or the petrol equivalents would already be killing their occupants.

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xantia_v6 wrote:
02 Mar 2020, 09:10
Is this category of vehicle (quadricycle??) legal in the UK?
Dont know the chapter and verse of the legal side of things but the Renault Twizzy (in the same category) is already on the roads of the UK. Citroen are launching it in France first, and with a big splash, so I reckon the legalities would have been one of the first things nailed down before the launch.

Autocar article
"Crucially, the Ami is classed as a quadricyle, like the Renault Twizy, which means it can be driven across Europe without a driving licence by those aged 16 or older." (In France 14 is the age restriction)

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The "without a licence" bit is
The ‘cars’ that can be legally driven by 16-year-olds

16-year-olds can now legally drive ‘car-like quadricycles’ on UK roads under pan-European legislation that came into force in January 2013 (MSN Cars).

The new rules were introduced following a reclassification of the moped licence category to include the new vehicle types. Any 16-year-old that passes the theory and practical Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) tests will now be eligible to both ride a moped and drive a ‘light quadricycle’.

The vehicles must not weigh more than 350kg ( edit exclusive of Batteries for Electric Vehicles) and have a maximum top speed of 28mph.
Gets a little more complicated there is a difference between a Light Quadricycle which can be driven on a "moped" licence (Category AM)
Category AM
You can drive 2-wheeled or 3-wheeled vehicles with a maximum design speed of over 25km/h (15.5mph) but not more than 45km/h (28mph).
This category also includes light quad bikes with:
unladen mass of not more than 350kg (not including batteries if it’s an electric vehicle)
maximum design speed of over 25km/h (15.5mph) but not more than 45km/h (28mph)
..and a Heavy Quadricyle which is Category B1.....and the Renault Twizy 80 version for the UK Market was in this category as it was the 80kmh/50mph version. The Twizy 45 was available in other european countries.
Category B1
You can drive motor vehicles with 4 wheels up to 400kg unladen or 550kg if they’re designed for carrying goods.
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C’est formidable :)

Supercarblondie’s done a video on it



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Not her usual fare.

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This is the official Citroen Video



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'so you this here in front of the steering wheel, (waving of hand in the cupholder shaped hole) it's for your Bluetooth speaker' as my work one is oblong. 😂

Mom, dad, I need "that"round speaker
Why round?
So the Ami you buy me will fit it!