we have some great news for french car enthusiasts in our nation's capital. free2move, a ride-sharing and rental service, may soon be offering the citroën ami, a tiny electric two-seat hatchback sold in europe, to customers in the washington, d.c., area.
free2move has published a teaser on linkedin showing a silhouette of the ami along with the phrase "from france with love," along with the caption, "something big is coming to washington, d.c.," suggesting it plans to introduce the ami into its lineup of available shared cars sometime soon. sounds promising.
the ami is already in use by free2move on the other side of the pond and, as you can probably already tell, barely qualifies as a car. according to carscoops, it's technically considered a quadricycle in europe, being shorter and narrower than even a smart fortwo. thanks to a 5.5-kwh battery pack mounted in the floor, it's able to reach a top speed of 28 mph, with a range of up to 44 miles.
there's no word yet on when exactly the ami might be available to drive in d.c., or how much it'll cost to rent. considering the car can be purchased for as low as around $7250 in europe, we suspect it won't be too pricey.