Citroën Is Invading the U.S. with Its Tiny, $6,000 Electric “Car”
Its not unusual for people in big cities to lease electric bikes or scooters. However have you ever rented an electrical car? Using a service called Free2Move, French automaker Citroën plans to rent out its small electric vehicle, called the Ami, in choose cities across the United States.
Wait, does this thing count as an electrical car? The Citroën Ami costs simply $6,000 thanks to insane cost-cutting procedures, like plastic seats and a mirrored style (the front and back ends of the automobile equal). Its a comically small automobile at just 8 feet long and 4.5 feet broad, and due to the fact that it just has a leading speed of 28 MPH, children as young as 14 can drive it through the streets of France.
After a soft launch in Washington DC and Portland, individuals across the United States can rent the Ami through the Free2Move service. However this service probably wont come in convenient exterior of some cities and downtown areas. The Ami is too slow for the highway, and it can only go 44 miles on a charge.
Free2Move hasnt revealed prices for its service, however the Ami just costs $6,000, so leasing one ought to be a lot cheaper than leasing a real cars and truck. Leasings with Free2Move also include upkeep and insurance, so youre not on the hook if something fails. Regrettably, you cant purchase a Citroën Ami in the United States right now, so youre stuck paying Free2Move a regular monthly charge if you wish to utilize one.
Source: Citroën through Electrek