French carmaker Citroën unveils the world’s cheapest electric car called Ami. It can reach speeds of up to 45 km / h, and, according to CNN, “looks like a washing machine.”
To save money, Ami was designed using as few unique parts as possible. For example, the body parts used for the front are exactly the same as those at the rear. In addition, the right door is exactly the same as the left. This allows the company to set the lowest possible price on it.
At the same time, the electric car is powered by a 6-kilowatt electric motor. For this reason, Ami is officially considered an ATV, so it can be driven from the age of 14 years in France or from 16 years in many other European countries without a driver’s license.
Since it is a lightweight car with a small battery, mainly intended for use in cities, the maximum range of trips to Ami is only about 70 km. However, on the other hand, it can be fully charged in three hours using a conventional outlet.
Representatives of the French brand emphasized that the car is designed to operate in an urban environment. But some experts say that it is not yet clear how the electric car will behave during daily use.