Classed as a light quadricycle, the Ami is, Citroën says, an “urban mobility object”. All-electric, 2.4 metres long and 1.4m wide, with a top speed of 45km/h (28mph) and a range of 75km (46 miles), it can be driven in France without a full licence by anyone aged 14 or over. It can be recharged from a standard home socket in three hours and costs €6,000
Turn the key, select D for drive from the three buttons to the left of your seat, release the handbrake and depress the accelerator pedal – and off you go. In front of you is a monochrome display showing speed, battery level and kilometres remaining before the next charge. There’s a rudimentary heater, a solid tubular steel frame.
Ami, the tiny cube on wheels that French 14-year-olds can drive
Jon Henley . The Guardian