sixteen-year-olds can drive the all-electric citroen ami one without a licence
 

sixteen-year-olds can drive the all-electric citroen ami one without a licence

citroën unveiled its ami one concept, touting the mini car as a ‘disruptive all-electric object‘ that the company will present at the 2019 geneva motor show. the two-person NEV is designed as an alternative to public transport and can be driven by anyone 16 or older without a license.

sixteen-year-olds can drive the citroen ami one without a licence

images courtesy of citroën

 

 

the two-seater concept vehicle is compact at 8.2ft long and has a 62-mile (100km) range with a top speed of 28 mph (45 km/h). citroën positions the EV as an alternative to public transport (bus, tramway, metro) and other individual, two-wheeler means of transport such as bikes, scooters and kick scooters. accessible for anyone from the age of 16 in european countries (according to the legislation), it is intended for urban customers with or without a driver’s licence.

sixteen-year-olds can drive the citroen ami one without a licence

 

 

along with the concept the company envisions ‘new consumption modes’ involving carsharing, rental, or purchase agreements. after unlocking the door through a QR code scanner on the handle, via mobile app customers can choose to use the mini car for as little as five minutes or as much as five hours. there are also leasing options available ranging from five days to five years.

sixteen-year-olds can drive the citroen ami one without a licence

 

 

the 425-kg (936 lb) ami one features a cube-shaped body and ultra-compact dimensions. four-spoke 18-inch wheels sit at the base as if sculpted from the cabin which measures 2.5m long and 1.5m high. once inside, drivers will find wireless charging for their phone and a 5-inch screen for an instrument cluster. the interface is controlled using two buttons mounted on the steering wheel, a voice command to call the assistant and a drop-down menu for browsing apps. to the right of the ‘drive-pod’, a cylinder houses the start button, warning button, automatic gearbox selector and a Bluetooth speaker with a volume control.

sixteen-year-olds can drive the citroen ami one without a licence

 

 

citroën imagines the concept zipping around cities in the future but it first has to present the vehicle at the geneva motor show when it kicks off on march 7. in the mean time check out the vast amount of EV’s taking over the market at the moment including renaults ‘mobile lounge‘, BMW’s four-by-four and a classic MINI.

 

project info

 

manufacturer: citroën

model: ami one concept

  • Boy, that is a cute little box! Some excellent design work. citroën seems to be able to pull a rabbit out the hat about every 30 years.

    Jim

    Jimmy Xi says:
  • Basically a cute, enclosed golf cart. But is it the 21st century 2CV?

    Mort d'Urban says:
  • Good luck for handling that “steering wheel”.

    Paul says:
  • 16 YOs … people with no drivers license …. top speed 28 MPH …. will kill a lot of pedestrians … just saying

    Leonardo Sideri says:
  • I agree with Paul about the steering wheel. The peddles are also positioned awkwardly as if you’re supposed to operate it with both feet.

    The no license thing is a bit odd too. I realize it is basically a golf cart, but golf carts aren’t street legal. Maybe things will change after the first crash or pedestrian gets run over.

    b johnson says:
  • l gotta cool idea let’s all get high and get a bunch of these and play bumper cars So many unintended consequences.

    Earl Simmins says:
  • We have to think ahead… At this point we will all have to use a device (smart watch a mobile phone or even an internal chip underneath the skin) to warn the automobile that we are on your way… And so avoid accidents… Here come the “smart” cities .. Attention, be advised 🙂

    Nuno Caeiro says:

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