HOT on the heels of Citroen's announcement that the diminutive Ami electric car will come to the UK in spring 2022, the company has revealed that a commercial version - the Ami Cargo Electric - will also launch in the UK during 2022.
The Ami Cargo will be adapted for the UK market, but will remain left-hand drive.
It is designed to allow fleet and business operators to deliver packages and run services in urban areas and features a 5.5kWh lithium battery pack, connected to a 6kW electric motor for 100 per cent emissions-free driving.
The vehicle can be fully charged in just three hours and is capable of up to 46 miles of range.
With zero CO2emissions the Ami Cargo is exempt from current and future congestion and ultra-low emissions zone charges.
The model is 2.41m long, 1.39m wide and 1.52m tall, and has a tight turning circle of just 7.20m, which Citroen says aid city driving, manoeuvres and parking.
The interior has been re-designed for even greater practicality. The passenger seat found in Ami has been replaced by a seven-part polypropylene module that can hold up to 260-litres and 140kg of cargo or goods. This extends the interior storage already available, giving Ami Cargo a total load capacity of 400-litres.
A vertical partition separates the driver and cargo area and is positioned to provide optimum space and protection.
The vehicle is also fitted with a secondary modular shelf unit capable of holding up to 40kg, which can be converted into a desk when parked. There is also a two-way adjustable floor allowing the vehicle to carry larger items.
The Ami Cargo Electric will join the Citroen's existing e-LCV line-up alongside the e-Berlingo Van, the e-Dispatch and the larger e-Relay.
Citroen says it will offer electrified variants across its entire model line-up by 2025.
Eurig Druce, managing director of CitroÃ«n UK, said: "With more cities across the UK introducing restrictions for conventional vehicles, Ami Cargo Electric will provide businesses and fleet customers with the opportunity to continue their urban and last-mile operations in a practical, sustainable and cost-efficient way."
Citroen says launch timings, pricing and more specification details will be announced in the coming months but the commercial version is likely to be cheaper than the regular Ami which is going to be priced from around £6,000.