Many automakers are creating cars for the era beyond the concept of ownership of cars, but Citroen goes with this idea a step further. The company is thinking of a car that you will use instead of a bicycle and a scooter. The Ami One concept, which the company has just introduced, is compact (two and a half feet long), a fully electric “urban mobility vehicle” that you will use for short distances to the city center.
A two-seater car will have a range of only about 100 km and a maximum speed of 45 km / h, but it will be easy to access and drive with a QR code on the keychain handle. In some countries, you do not even need a driver’s license, Citroen says. It is not surprising that services play a vital role. You could use it in less than five minutes with the car hire application, rent it over the weekend, pay for a few months of “no obligation” access, or if you’re really thrilled, sign up for a multi-year subscription that includes charging a battery, maintenance and parking.
Through the application you could extend the use for longer intervals, and Ami One Counters would allow access to cars and even serve as an automatic distributor. Inside the vehicle you will find a wireless charging for your phone, a 5-inch screen instead of an instrument panel and a simple voice control interface. The Bluetooth speaker would replace the conventional stereo system.
The word “concept” in the name clearly shows that you probably will not see this vehicle on the streets in the near future. As it is now, Ami One will find it harder to go to North America and other regions where many people live outside the city center. However, the concept illustrates what Citroen is likely to do in the future. The French company provides a world where you can save the comfort of your car (such as personalized routes and a roof over your head) no matter how brief your trip is.