If you are looking for a cheap and green way to get around the city, you might want to check out the Citroen Ami, a new electric vehicle from the French automaker that is not quite a car but a light quadricycle. The Citroen Ami is a tiny two-seater that can be driven by anyone over 16 years old without a license in some European countries. It has a top speed of 28 mph, a range of 43 miles, and a price tag of just $7,000.
What is a light quadricycle?
A light quadricycle is a vehicle category with lower safety and performance standards than regular cars. This means that the Ami does not have airbags, ABS brakes, or crash test ratings. It also means that it can be parked in spaces reserved for motorcycles and scooters and that it can be charged from a regular household socket in three hours.
The Ami is designed to be an affordable and eco-friendly alternative to public transportation, bicycles, and scooters for urban dwellers who need a personal and protected mobility solution. Citroen says that the Ami is aimed at young people who want to have their own vehicle without the hassle of insurance, maintenance, or parking fees. The Ami can also be rented by the minute or by the month through a car-sharing service called Free2Move.