Citroën is adding to its light van line-up next year with the UK launch of the Ami Cargo Electric. Already on sale in some European countries, the company has been assessing potential demand before committing to sales here. Citroën has already registered more than 1,400 customers for the passenger version which, like the LCV, will still be left-hand drive.
The Ami Cargo comes with a seven-part cargo module in place of the car version’s passenger set. This allows the driver to stack a range of goods, materials or tools for use in an urban operation. The maximum load capacity is up to 400 litres, with a potential payload of 140kg.
The compact Ami Cargo, which is just 2.41m long, 1.39m wide and 1.52m tall, has a turning circle of just 7.2m, making it ideal for congested urban access. The van is powered by a 5.5kWh battery pack, driving a 6kW electric motor. Capable of up to 46 miles of driving range, the battery can be fully charged in just three hours.
The Ami Cargo has a vertical partition between the driver and cargo area, to provide maximum space behind the wheel, while protecting the driver if the load moves. There is also a secondary modular shelf available, holding up to 40kg, that can be converted into a desk when the vehicle is parked.
“I am incredibly excited to see the Ami Cargo arrive in the UK next year,” said Eurig Druce, managing director of Citroën UK.
“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.”
Businesses can secure an Ami Cargo Electric with a £250 refundable reservation fee, though Citroën has yet to confirm actual pricing or launch timings.