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Citroen Ami is a tiny two-seater compact car which is feature-packed yet budget-friendly
Citroen Ami is a tiny two-seater compact car which is feature-packed yet budget-friendly

Nano-sized Citroen Ami electric car gears up for police duty on this tiny island

  • Citroen has provided Greek island Chalki with a fleet of six emission-free vehicles including two nano Ami electric cars.

  • The nano car comes powered by a modest 6 kilowatt electric motor and a 5.5 kWh battery pack.

When one thinks of a police car, what comes to mind is a bulky SUV with flash lights but here is a nano-sized electric police car for the tiny 10-square-mile Greek island Chalki. As a part of the islands efforts to transform into a zero emission economy, Citroen has provided it with a fleet of six emission-free vehicles including two nano Ami electric cars.

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While one Ami will be used by the island's Police force, another will be used by Coast Guard. Apart from these, Citroen has provided two ë-C4 and 1 ë-Spacetourer to the Municipality of the island and 1 ë-Jumpy will be delivered to the Energy Community of Chalki.

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Citroen Ami is a tiny two-seater compact car which is feature-packed yet budget-friendly. While the car costs around $7,000 in Europe, it comes for a pocket-friendly monthly fee under subscription model. The tiny vehicle measures 2.41m in length, 1.39m in width, 1.52m in height and rides on tiny 14-inch wheels.

The nano car comes powered by a modest 6 kilowatt electric motor and a 5.5 kWh battery pack. Its bodywork is mostly plastic and it comes with a no-frills interior. The vehicle's top speed is 45 kmph and it can go up to 70 kilometres on single charge. 

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As per French legislation, the Ami falls into the category of a light electric quadricycle and can also be driven by 14-year-olds without the need of a driving licence. The vehicle's features will also likely appeal the tech-savvy Gen Y.

Recently, Citroen also turned the Ami into a delivery vehicle by removing one of the two seats, giving it a luggage space of 260 litres and a load capacity of 140 kgs. The mini cargo model can be used as a means of transportation for courier and service companies. 

  • First Published Date : 07 Nov 2021, 11:25 AM IST

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