Major car brand releases laughable ‘sporty’ trim for EV with top speed of just 28mph | The Sun

A MAJOR car brand has released a 'sporty' version of a tiny EV that boasts a top speed of just 28mph.

Citroen’s quirky Ami, an incredibly small ‘quadricycle’ that's perfect for city-dwellers, has proven popular since it was launched two years ago – racking up an impressive 43,000 sales.

The micro EV – which was reviewed by us back in late 2020 – is a mere 2.4 metres long, 1.4m wide, 1.5m high, and can do around 47 miles non-stop on a single charge.

Packaged to road-users as cheap “urban mobility for all”, it delivers just 8bhp from a 5.5kWh battery pack and takes 10 seconds to reach its top speed.

What's more, it is legal to drive the Ami from the age of 16 in the UK on a moped licence – a whole year above the legal driving age of 17.

Citroen are now set to release a new sportier trim for their My Ami Pop, which adds alloy wheel trims, a black strip under the windshield, front and rear bumper sections, a set of graphics for the doors and even a rear spoiler.

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Antoine Gaillot-Drevon, Citroen's exterior designer, said: "With this new front end, we wanted to make the new My Ami Pop striking and recognisable to everyone, even from 100 metres away.

"With its rear spoiler, My Ami Pop already boasts a distinctive sporty silhouette.

"By bringing in new colours and graphics, these styling attributes have reinforced Ami's energetic character, while echoing the responsive and dynamic driving that customers enjoy in electric mode."

From the first quarter of 2024, the Ami Pop will also introduce some functional changes, with the the driving selector moved from the door sill to the centre console, placing it alongside the USB socket and ventilation controls.

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Elsewhere, the world's fastest EV has broken the Guinness World Record by reaching 171.34mph while driving in reverse.

The Croatian-built Rimac Nevera entered "uncharted territory" by clocking the eye-watering speed backwards at the Automotive Testing Papenburg Centre in Germany.

In more EV news, a Tesla owner has revealed a very unexpected problem that he's been suffering since driving his beloved Model 3.

Wally Nowinksi, co-founder of PerfectRec, told Business Insider: “The only downside I've found to owning a Tesla is that people occasionally want to talk to you about the latest Elon Musk controversy.”

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