Citroen has released a modified model of its electric powered Ami city auto, created exclusively for use as a compact courier van for the urban landscape.
It is named the Citroen My Ami Cargo and it’ll go on sale in France this June, with charges setting up from €6,490 (about £5,600), including a €900 subsidy from the French government.
From the outdoors, the Ami Cargo seems to be identical to its passenger-carrying sibling, preserve for the enterprise branding and some undecorated steel wheels for the most standard models.
Within, Citroen has removed the regular Ami’s passenger seat and equipped a storage pod in its spot, which is divided from the driver by a solid partition. The cargo compartment has a ability of 260 litres and can have a payload of 140kg.
When coupled with the rest of the Ami’s new interior storage cubbies, Citroen says the Cargo has a optimum ability of four hundred litres. Which is marginally much more room than you get from the boot of the fourth-era Skoda Fabia.
The cargo space also has a few tie-down factors and a height-adjustable ground, which lets the driver to transport things up to one.two metres lengthy. Mounted on best of the box is a modular hinged shelf, which can hold up to 40kg and double as a mobile desk.
Citroen has also added an extra secure storage bin at the rear of the cabin, which it says is created to hold valuables such as smartphones, sunglasses or wallets out of sight.
Purchasers can also spec a few optional extras, such as door nets, branded ground mats, extra storage compartments and a smartphone mount for the dashboard.
Like the regular Ami, the Cargo uses a five.5kWh battery pack, which feeds an 8bhp electric powered motor. Top rated speed stands at 28mph, and Citroen says it’ll include forty seven miles on a single cost.
Charging the battery can only be carried out via a regular a few-pin plug. Even so, owing to the diminutive measurement of the battery pack, it only usually takes about a few hours to achieve a hundred percent ability.
Citroen is still assessing no matter whether there is sufficient need for the Ami to be introduced to the Uk but, if it does ever make it across the Channel, there is a chance this new Cargo variant will appear with it. Even so, both equally would very likely only be offered in left-hand push.
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