There are board hints from Stellantis that the French brand Citroën will shortly make a comeback in North America, nevertheless that comeback will be limited… to Washington D.C.! It seems the Citroën Ami electrical town motor vehicle is destined to be made use of there by the Stellantis-owned Free2Move motor vehicle-sharing provider.
Messages posted on Free2Move USA’s Twitter and LinkedIn webpages this week propose that’s what is likely to come about. The information header saying “Something major is coming to Washington DC…” was accompanied by a really patriotic picture demonstrating the silhouette of an Ami in front of the American flag. The picture was superimposed with the terms, “New! From France with love”.
We can safely and securely presume from this that the Ami will shortly be element of the Free2Move fleet in the American capital. This subsidiary of Stellantis (the corporation fashioned this calendar year by the merger of Fiat-Chrysler Vehicles and PSA Group) has been current in Washington because October 2018. At the time of its launch, Free2Move supplied 600 autos available 24 several hours a working day there, parked on the streets of the eight District of Columbia boroughs.
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Free2Move is the mobility solutions brand created by the PSA Group in September 2016. The subsidiary features motor vehicle-sharing and connectivity solutions, as well as fleet management solutions and monetary solutions linked to car or truck buys.
Free2Move is also presently current in seven European nations (France, Spain, Italy, England, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands).
Citroën (one more Stellantis subsidiary) candidly describes the Ami as a non-conformist object! Released in 2020, this very small two-seater sedan with symmetrical shapes is barely 2.4 metres extensive. Which is appreciably shorter than a Fiat 500, which is 3.six metres. Its electrical motor is driven by a 5.5 kWh battery that gives it a utmost assortment of seventy five km.
The Ami’s top rated speed is limited to 45 km/h – not simply because of the smaller battery, but fairly simply because the Ami is intended to be made use of as a motor vehicle needing no driver’s allow. In France, a motor vehicle of this form can be driven from the age of 14 on ailment that the driver has obtained a highway security certificate, a obligatory education for folks born just after 1987.
Citroën features the Ami from €6,990 (about $ten,300). It is also available for extensive-term rental and, because March 2020, for motor vehicle-sharing in the larger Paris place.