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Citroen Ami to go on sale in 2022

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Citroen has confirmed its Ami electric city car will launch in the UK in Spring 2022, following strong demand for the niche model.

The car maker says it received more than 12,000 expressions of interest from UK customers for the Ami following its European debut.

Reservations are being accepted on Citroen's website now, for £250.

The two-seater is expected to cost between £5,000 and £6,000 when it arrives in showrooms, although subscription deals are likely to be offered too.

As the Ami was originally destined for France, the car is left-hand-drive and will remain so when in arrives on British roads. Drivers will require a full UK driving licence.

It is fitted with a 5.5kWh battery that provides a range of up to 46 miles and can be recharged in three hours. The car, which is largely made of plastic, can reach speeds of 28mph.

With a length of only 2.41 metres, the Ami is designed for used in urban areas. It has space for a driver, one passenger and a small item of luggage.

The car's interior is equipped with a heating system and a smartphone cradle, along with basic controls for the lights and wipers. A Type 2 charging plug will be fitted to UK-spec Amis.

Eurig Druce, managing director of Citroen UK, said: “With cities and urban areas introducing stricter limits for vehicles, and people demanding new mobility solutions, AMI shows once again how Citroen is adapting to meet the demands of the times. Citroen AMI is a new all-electric mobility solution for the UK that’s totally unique – fun, exciting and accessible to all."

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