NEW CITROËN AMI - 100% ËLECTRIC WINS DISRUPTOR AWARD IN BBC TOP GEAR MAGAZINE ELECTRIC AWARDS 2020

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Mon, 27/04/2020 - 10:00

All-new Citroën Ami - 100% ëlectric has been named winner of ‘The Disruptor Award’ in the BBC Top Gear magazine Electric Awards 2020. Ami is inspired by the desire to make urban mobility accessible and easy for everyone – no driving licence required (depending on the country) – with car -sharing via Free2Move or rental options from just €19.99 per month. Ami represents an innovative take on the future of urban mobility, which clearly impressed the Top Gear magazine judges.



Just weeks after its unveiling in Paris at the end of February, Citroën Ami - 100% ëlectric has been presented with         ‘The Disruptor Award’ in BBC Top Gear magazine’s ‘The Electric Awards’ 2020. This is the very first award for Ami anywhere in the world. Ami - 100% ëlectric impressed the panel of Top Gear magazine judges with its unique and innovative take on the future of electric urban mobility. 

Following on from the AMI ONE Concept, which was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019, the production-ready Ami is a compact and affordable response to evolving mobility needs in cities and urban centres. The 100% zero emissions mobility ‘object’ features a 5.5kWh battery, with a range of up to 43 miles, which can be fully charged in just three hours from a standard domestic electric socket.

With a top speed of 28mph, Ami - 100% ëlectric is unique in that it can be driven by anyone from 16 years of age and without a driving licence in some European countries (14 years of age in France), helping a younger generation to easily access electric mobility in urban areas.

The BBC Top Gear magazine judges were also impressed with Ami’s stylish design and modern looks. With space for two inside, Ami can be customised with six colour accessory packs – and even features asymmetric doors.         Ami is 2.41m long, 1.39m wide and 1.52m high, and comes with an agile turning circle, making it ideal for the tightest city streets and parking spaces.

With a focus on the growing demand for e-commerce, Ami can be purchased entirely online and delivered direct to the customer’s front door. With a low purchase price from €6,000, Ami is also available on a short-term loan basis through car sharing schemes such as Free2Move, or longer-term rental options from just €19.99 per month.

Arnaud Belloni, Citroën’s Global Marketing & Communications Director, said: "Ami continues a long tradition of Citroën vehicles that have disrupted the market and introduced a whole new way of thinking – so to win the BBC Top Gear magazine Disruptor Award is great testament to the work we do to innovate, and bringing customers new and exciting mobility solutions. With Ami, we make urban mobility more affordable and accessible, with no licence requirements. With this 100% electric, compact and protective solution we will appeal to a whole new generation of electric vehicle buyers."

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The Citroën Brand

At the heart of the automotive market, Citroën has asserted itself since 1919 as a popular brand in the true sense of the word, making people and their lifestyles its first source of inspiration. This spirit is underlined by the ‘Inspired by You’ brand signature and is embodied by cars combining unique design and benchmark comfort. Within the sector of mainstream brands, Citroën also stands out with a unique customer experience (Citroën Advisor, ‘La Maison Citroën’, etc.). In 2019, the Citroën sold one million vehicles in over 90 countries.

The Citroën Brand in the UK

The UK is the 4th largest market for Citroën globally, with 80,000 vehicles sold in 2019. Based in Coventry, Citroën UK’s range of hatchbacks includes C1 (city car), C3 (supermini) and C4 Cactus (compact family car). The UK SUV line-up consists of C3 Aircross (compact SUV) and C5 Aircross (mid-size SUV). The UK MPV range features Berlingo (5 or 7-seats), Grand C4 SpaceTourer (7-seats) and SpaceTourer (up to 9-seats). Citroën UK’s Light Commercial Vehicle offering covers all sectors of the market with Berlingo Van, Dispatch and Relay. Citroën has a clearly defined electrification strategy with all models across the range offering an electrified version by 2025. In the UK, 2020 sees the launch of New C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid (PHEV), plus the introduction of Dispatch and Relay battery electric vehicles (BEV).

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