Small Citroen AMI Is Big Tech Winner

Mon 12th Jul 2021

Citroen’s pioneering super-mini has proven that big things can come from small packages after it picked up a major award for its ground-breaking technology.

The French brand have broken the mould once again with the AMI, a 100 per cent electric innovation which caught the eye of the judges in winning the Technology Award at the Auto Express New Car Awards.

The eye-catching AMI has already put two major trophies on the shelf with the BBC Top Gear magazine’s Electric Award and the GQ Car Awards, where it was named ‘Microcar of the Year’.

While the AMI may be ‘micro’ it has certainly built a big reputation and could be the future of urban-transport with zero emissions and a range of 43 miles.

"The Citroen Ami lands its killer blow in our Technology Award with some exceptionally clever, almost Alec Issigonis-levels of thinking,” said Steve Fowler, Editor of Auto Express. “Here, the Ami nails its brief perfectly. The smart design and engineering has a laser-like focus on simplicity and cost. It is perfect for congested city streets; a minute turning circle and wheel on each corner stance matter more here than its 28mph top speed. Most of all, though, the Ami is enormous fun."

With its ultra-compact 2.41m length and 7.20m turning diameter, city travel and parking are universally accessible. Officially classed as an electric quadricycle, AMI is accessible to everyone from the age of 14 in France, with no driver’s license needed. In the UK, this rises to 17 years of age, with licence requirements in line with a regular passenger vehicle. 

Eurig Druce, Managing Director of Citroën UK, said: "I was very pleased to hear the news that Auto Express has recognised Citroën AMI as the winner of its 'Technology Award' in this year's New Car Awards.

"Citroën AMI stands as testament to the hard work and dedication that our team puts into developing automotive technology and innovation, striving to provide people with mobility solutions to suit all needs. Since its reveal last year, Citroën AMI has received high praise from the public and judges alike."