Picture of the Week: My Ami Cargo – Cute Little Electric Delivery Van!

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The Ami family is expanding with the arrival of the LCV model, My Ami Cargo, an innovative economic solution on the market, fully electric, ultra-compact and designed to meet the new needs of professionals, from delivery of small packages over short distances in an urban setting, to travel between sites.

“My Ami Cargo offers an ingenious solution to the new challenges of professionals who are expressing a need to carry goods in a vehicle that is clever, functional, electric and economical. It features a convenient and modular cargo volume, while offering an electric mobility solution that is agile, safe and unique. It’s a vehicle that provides a concrete solution for last-mile delivery, particularly of small packages, the volume of which has increased exponentially in recent months. My Ami Cargo represents a true business potential, as the first promising contacts made with a variety of commercial partners have confirmed. This offer completes Citroën’s utility vehicle range, and each model now offers an electric version” – Laurence Hansen, Director of Citroën Strategy and Product

THE SOLUTION ADAPTED FOR NEW USES BY PROFESSIONALS

Restrictions related to urban driving, the need for a zero emission solution, and the very considerable growth in the need for package delivery are all elements that led Citroën to develop My Ami Cargo, a commercial version of the Ami model. It is the ideal solution, electric, easy to handle, practical and economical, offering professionals peace of mind as they organize their work, with a solution that did not exist before now.

In My Ami Cargo, Citroën has created a modular cargo space next to the driver’s seat, to transport packages, mail, tools and items of all kinds in complete safety. My Ami Cargo thus offers functional storage combined with the benefits of an electric vehicle. It offers greater protection than a two- or three-wheel vehicle and proves to be more agile than a LCV vehicle from a higher segment, thanks to its ultra-compact shape and its easy handling.

My Ami Cargo is suited for urban delivery services, which have multiplied, in particular with the growth of e-commerce and home food delivery. It’s also a useful solution for many other uses, including local service companies (plumbers, electricians and locksmiths), self-employed professionals such as nurses, or administrations, local authorities and associations. My Ami Cargo is also intended for industrial sites, where certain employees make multiple trips from one structure to another to deliver documents, tools, small equipment, etc., for leisure and tourism infrastructures, such as camp sites, which make a significant number of very short trips daily to inform or assist their customers.

MORE CAPACITY IN A VERY COMPACT SHAPE

The “individuals” version of Ami surprises everyone by its interior space. It’s still one of the essential features of My Ami Cargo, ingeniously “small on the outside and big on the inside”. My Ami Cargo retains the atypical appearance of Ami, which inspires liking at the very first glance. It’s on the inside that things change, with layout of the passenger area into a 260-litre storage space that can accommodate a payload of 140 kg, thanks to replacement of the passenger seat with a modular protected box made up of 7 polypropylene parts:

  • The vertical separating partition separates the driver area from the cargo area. It is positioned to provide sufficient space and ensure that the user is protected from the cargo, and can enjoy driving comfort, identical to that offered by the standard Ami version. Design was inspired by function. Design has been induced by functionality. A hollowed out shape in the separating partition gives the driver sufficient space to be able to operate the hand brake without obstruction. Its height has been calibrated to remain below the body line and thus preserve 360° visibility to ensure safety.
  • The modular shelf – serving as a cover and able to hold 40 kg in weight – is adapted on the upper side to form a real mobile desk. An A4-format cut-out has been created for placing documents such as delivery forms, an order book or a digital tablet. And a notch has been created at the rear to help hold items placed on this shelf. It is adjustable, and can be raised either towards the driver for better access to the storage area from the outside, or towards the passenger door in order to easily reach the contents of the box directly from the driver’s seat. The shelf is also removable, allowing you to store items that are higher than the height of the zone, and can then be placed easily behind the seat.
  • The flat floor can be adjusted to 2 levels. It can either be raised and locked vertically without obstructing the cargo zone, or can be lowered to a horizontal position flush with the rear floor of the vehicle. This latter position allows the user to carry longer objects with a useful length of 1.20 m. Pins are provided to hold tensioners or straps to secure more fragile items.
  • A closed storage box, in the rear area, has been designed to accommodate items that need to be secure, such as a smartphone or sunglasses. A button lets you open the upper portion.

Overall, My Ami Cargo has a useful volume of over 400 litres.

“Inspired by the version designed for individuals, My Ami Cargo retains the idea that guided the design of Ami (can be driven from age 14 up, economical, agile and suited for urban use, with peripheral visibility and electric engine). This is why we created an innovative interior space, allowing us to make an offer that’s unique on the market, while retaining the simplicity and clever design of Ami”. “- Richard Meyer – Stellantis Commercial Vehicles Strategy and New Mobilities Manager