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Citroen unveils an electric mobility 'object'

A car that isn’t a car!
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28 February 2020 / 13:56IST

Trust the French to do things differently and trust Citroen to make it innovative. In the middle of an empty stadium, Citroen unveiled their all-electric urban 'object' to cheering tree-huggers and journalists alike. They call it Ami and it’s available only in one shade of grey-blue called Ami Blue because it’s apparently gender neutral. But the engineers have spent more time on things other than the paint too. It features a 5.5kWh lithium-ion battery that will last for 70km and can be charged directly via the regular 220v AC wall outlet, along with your phone. A body made of ABS plastic with symmetrical door panels to save on tooling costs, staggered seats so you don’t jostle for shoulder room with your co-passenger and a price tag that is under €7000. You can share it or buy it online and it will be delivered to your doorstep, much like the phone you ordered from Amazon. To be made available only in France initially (from June 2020), with a few other European countries added to the list soon, Ami doesn’t require a driver’s license to explore its 45kmph top speed! Sadly, it isn’t coming to India anytime soon, but Citroen’s flagship SUV, the C5 AirCross is up for launch in the second half of 2020 in India.

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