The Citroën Ami is not a car per se since it’s officially categorized as a quadricycle based on the European Union classification. Call it what you want, but it is certainly one of the most adorable means of transportation on four wheels without sipping any gasoline or diesel. The pint-sized French EV is now part of a fleet of six electric vehicles sent to the Greek island of Chalki where it takes part in a pioneering project to evolve the island into an area focused on mobility without any emissions.
A pair of Ami electric quadricycles is now being used by the local authorities, specifically by the Police and Coast Guard. Not only that, but Citroën sent two ë-C4 models to the Municipality of Chalki, which also took delivery of an ë-Spacetourer. The sixth and final vehicle is an ë-Jumpy that will be used by the Energy Community of Chalk.
The idea behind this project is to improve the lives of those inhabiting the island by not just cleaning up the air and reducing the noise made by combustion engines, but also by cutting down on the costs with energy.
According to the company with the double chevron logo, two of the vehicles will be offered as a free lease for a period of four years and then the Stellantis brand will buy them back and donate them to the local municipality. It’s unclear which two of the six cars will be donated at the end of the lease, but it’s always a great idea when an automaker encourages zero-emission mobility in any form.
The Citroën Ami is now available in many countries around Europe where it’s also available in a commercial version with just one seat. Alternatively, Opel – also part of Stellantis – has launched its own equivalent of the Ami and it goes by the name of Rocks-e, offering 47 miles (75 kilometers) of range and a mighty eight horsepower.