Citroën will use subsequent month’s 2019 Geneva Worldwide Motor Present to current an idea that envisions a possible future for mobility in cities.
Unveiled on Tuesday, the idea is a small, electrical runabout referred to as the Ami One Idea, and its ethos just isn’t not like the Citroën 2CV from a century in the past: bringing private mobility to the lots.
Much like the Twizy from rival French automaker Renault, the car’s diminutive measurement and low energy score means a manufacturing model of the Ami One Idea may very well be categorised in a phase for autos that does not require a license to drive in some international locations. One benefit over the Twizy is the totally enclosed cabin that protects occupants in dangerous climate.
It is solely about eight toes in size and weighs a tick below 1,000 kilos, and whereas Citroën hasn’t revealed many efficiency specs we all know the car has a prime pace of 28 mph and sufficient battery capability for 62 miles of vary. A full cost will take about 2 hours.
Citroën Ami One Idea
Fundamental driving duties is dealt with by way of the “Drive-Pod” positioned in entrance of the motive force. Nevertheless, many car features will also be managed by way of a smartphone utilizing devoted apps, for instance for leisure or navigation. Relying on the app used, the display screen show is projected onto a reflective panel within the driver’s visual field, very like a head-up show.
The Ami One Idea makes an attempt to unravel the difficulty of youthful folks wanting entry to automobiles however with out the effort of possession. That is why Citroën additionally envisions an on-demand car-sharing service constructed across the car, with choices for minutes of use proper as much as a number of days if crucial.
Whereas the Ami One Idea won’t make a lot sense in the USA, it does in crowded European cities the place roads are sometimes shared with scooters and bicycles. Do not be stunned when you spot one thing just like the Ami One Idea in car-sharing fleets the subsequent time you are strolling down the streets of Paris.
The Geneva auto present begins March 5. To find out about among the different autos sure for the Swiss present, head to our devoted hub.