The New Citroen Ami

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I'm having difficulty remembering which member it is who has a Twizzy - Lighty, possibly.

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myglaren wrote:
17 Nov 2020, 17:07
That is going to be very useful ↑

Patient will have expired before they get there and there isn't any room to carry paramedic equipment.
They have Twizys as Paramedic vehicles at Nice airport, or at least they did the last couple of times I was there. I think they’d be great airside. I was driving airside at Heathrow only yesterday for work, and parts of it are quite tricky. A nippy little vehicle like that would be great, especially when I’ve no equipment or parts to carry.

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DHallworth wrote:
17 Nov 2020, 01:06

If they price them similarly to what they are in France, €6900 with a €900 contribution then I reckon they could appeal in the UK to people living in cities. A lot of cities are adopting a 20mph speed limit so the Ami wouldn't be holding up traffic.

It's not a looker, not by any stretch but I think it's quirky and different. Seeing as Andre Citroen once said "Different is everything" I guess it's very Citroen!

I know they won't be to everyones taste, however, if you think about the purpose they are designed for as a tiny city car, they're pretty good at it.
If they do bring it to the UK in a "heavy Quadricycle form" with the upper speed restriction of up to 50 mph, I fully expect Citroen will be wanting to pitch it at the same sort of level as the Twizy ie not far short of £12,000.

That appears to be the desired price level at the moment. Another Heavy Quadricycle (50mph limit) available in the UK is the Me. It is built in China where it is 4000 euros equivalent, whereas on sale in the UK it is again at £12,000 ish.

I put a bit info on them on the "Electric Vehicles What's Available? thread here

viewtopic.php?p=663877#p663877

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Did they go to Lego for a designer for the Ami?

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
18 Nov 2020, 15:16
Did they go to Lego for a designer for the Ami?

:lol: It's a bit of an acquired taste... It may grow on me in time but right now it looks a bit too avant-garde even for me...

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Ahhh... those rims ;) 8)

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I saw this on facebook earlier.
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The more pictures I see of them, the more I want one :D

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Not sure if this autocar article has been linked to....pretty much tellu us what you have already told us David..
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new ... i-city-car

In France this is how you get one....
"Acquiring an Ami is an entirely online process, in which the EV can be delivered to one’s home or collected from a pick-up point. It will also be available in traditional Citroën dealerships, as well as pop-up stands in shops, such as French department store chain Fnac."

There's one colour available: Blue Ami, which is a coloured material rather than a paint finish, and described as having "a huge impact" on cost-saving.
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The Ami looks like a great car. I was just searching if I could lease one in the UK and realised that so far the Ami is not in the UK. They are not bringing it to the UK unless there is demand, so please do like I just did and express your interest (by filling out the form on Citroen's website) otherwise we may not see it on the UK roads: https://forms.citroen.co.uk/citroen/reg ... erest-ami

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I refer you to comments I made earlier in this thread:

viewtopic.php?p=663730#p663730

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mickthemaverick wrote:
26 Jan 2021, 18:46
I refer you to comments I made earlier in this thread:

viewtopic.php?p=663730#p663730
Thanks for replying Mick. I hear what you are saying. My vision for the Ami is someone like my daughter, popping in the garage, unplugging it (or probably forgetting to unplug it :lol: ) and then driving it down the 30 mph roads to college. Never leaving the local area. Currently the range and max speed prohibits driving too far and too fast. Fingers crossed drivers will realise (or be told in their permit test) it is a local A-B car. I personally would use it just to drive to the shops which again are all 30mph roads. Leasing numbers I have read put it at around roughly £20 a month which compared to £200+ for normal cars which would do the same journey and mileage, for me it is a no brainer. I just need an A-B runabout. Of course, still love the idea of the open road, also been a truck driver, but I live somewhere those dream days went a long time ago now :-D .

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whoknows wrote:
27 Jan 2021, 18:02
Leasing numbers I have read put it at around roughly £20 a month . . .
Really? If so, yes, no brainer #-o

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white exec wrote:
27 Jan 2021, 18:46
whoknows wrote:
27 Jan 2021, 18:02
Leasing numbers I have read put it at around roughly £20 a month . . .
Really? If so, yes, no brainer #-o
From the horses mouth Chris in this video (Citroen not me!) France of Course €19.99/month leasing.
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
17 Nov 2020, 00:50
We had a thread on it a while back David, not sure the FCF faithful were ready for it then :-D

viewtopic.php?p=602426#p602426

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
07 Mar 2020, 23:40
This is the official Citroen Video



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Yes, the video confirms. That is extrordinarily cheap!
Perhaps a lengthy minimum contract?

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Upfront costs of £3,150 at the time of publishing and then a monthly fee - but with a claimed 43 mile range that would only be good enough for legging it to the local Spar and back.

https://www.buyacar.co.uk/cars/economic ... tric-range