It is not an electric vehicle; it is a mobility gadget. This is how Citroen refers to the Ami, a light electric quadricycle that, because it is classified as a moped, may be driven with an AM permit. Sales began in April 2021, and let us just say it did very well in the Spanish market.
The market for light quadricycles, whether electric or diesel, is relatively modest in our nation. The Citroen Ami was the clear winner, with 524 units counted by the Institute of Automotive Studies and 522 units recorded by ANESDOR - a source we use by default since it allows for comparisons. Its dominance over all combustion alternatives in its category was already established in the second part of the year.
It outsold the Ligier JS50 dci (a comparable purpose and diesel vehicle) by 518 units. For comparison, other models in the category include:
- The Aixam City (380 units).
- Aixam Crossline (338 units).
- Microcar MGO dci (287 units).
- Microcar Due (283 units).
Citroen has done an excellent job positioning its mobility object compared to the others in its micro-segment that employ diesel engines.
The bulk of Ami clients obtained their vehicles via various physical distributors, including Citroen dealers, official services, and Eurorepar Car Service stations. Fifty-four percent of the Citroen Ami were granted in this manner, but it is important to note that the remaining 46 percent were won through the web channel and FNAC shops.
More than a third of purchases were for the base model, which was available for 2 euros each day with its concurrent entrance and final costs, for 7,200 euros. The Citroen Ami Orange is second, accounting for about one-fourth of all sales, with the Ami Pop and Ami Blue trailing in the distance.
The Citroen Ami electric car has a range of 75 kilometers, making it appropriate for routine journeys on typical roads within towns and their surroundings. It is priced similarly to alternatives with a diesel engine, making it a smart choice for the wallet if there is a place to plug it in. However, it is no longer simply the fuel savings required; it is also the pyrrhic maintenance needed, which is less visible at the design level.