Citroën has launched a light commercial vehicle (LCV) version of its compact, zero emissions Ami electric vehicle (EV). The new My Ami Cargo is designed for last-mile delivery service providers and other business users operating in urban areas where speed limits are often restricted and space is at a premium.
With cities and urban areas introducing tougher emissions and congestion rules this bijou electric vehicle is the perfect practical solution. The My Ami Cargo measures 2.41m long, 1.39m wide and 1.52m tall, which sounds small but from our testing of the original Ami it feels much bigger inside.
The big difference with the cargo version is the removal of the passenger seat. This has been replaced by a seven-part polypropylene module that can hold up to 260-litres and 140kg of cargo or goods. Coupled with the interior storage already present on-board, the My Ami Cargo is able to offer a total load capacity of 400-litres.
Citroën’s cargo version of the Ami features all the same power features as the original. These include 5.5kWh lithium battery connected to a 6kW electric motor that delivers 47 mile (75km) range. It can be fully charged from a standard domestic socket in just three hours and is exempt from current access restrictions and congestion charges in many major towns and cities.
These features make My Ami Cargo perfect for inner-city delivery services, especially as e-commerce and home food delivery are on the rise. It is also a useful solution for many other urban operators, including local service companies like plumbers, electricians and locksmiths, along with local authorities and other public sector service providers.
This neat little zero-emissions utility vehicle will be ready to order from early June, with prices starting from only €6,490 (including French Government grant). At present, it’s still not confirmed for the UK. Citroën has launched a ‘Register Your Interest’ form for the Citroën AMI passenger vehicle to gauge public interest levels for potential introduction to the UK market.