Citroën teams up with ubitricity to celebrate UK launch of ‘Ami’

To celebrate the launch of the Ami in the UK, Citroën has partnered with ubitricity to make EVs accessible to those with off-street parking.

Citroën has opened orders for Ami 100% ëlectric, with the revolutionary urban mobility solution available to order through a new, bespoke, online buying platform. To mark the start of sales in the UK, Citroën has partnered with charging provider ubitricity to offer the first 2,000 UK customers three months of free charging across ubitricity’s network of more than 5,400 kerbside charge points.

Daniel Kunkel, CEO of ubitricity, said: “The visions of Citroën’s Ami and ubitricity’s lamp post charge points align neatly – they are minimalistic, space-saving and simple, with a low footprint, mindful of resources and affordable for everyone. In many of Europe’s cities, space is at a premium and for EV drivers without private parking, ubitricity’s lamp post charging solution offers convenient and affordable access to on-street charging right at their doorstep.”

Laurent Barria, Global Director of Marketing and Communications Citroën, said: “We are very happy to be partnering with ubitricity on this venture. Ami offers a comprehensive solution for urban mobility, our aim is to make freedom of movement easier and suited to the greatest number of people”.

In Europe, the partnership is focusing on making the switch to electric easier as more ubitricity chargers are becoming available in a growing number of countries across Europe for Citroën’s growing EV fleet, and the partnership will aim to accelerate this growth further.

ubitricity’s network is focused on installing electric vehicle chargers in existing infrastructure such as street lights. This offers a quick and easy way for urban areas to roll out a dense charging network without long planning phases. On-street EV charging makes it easier for those without access to off-street parking to make the switch to electric. Users can start a charging session either by scanning a QR code on the lamppost or by using a designated app.