Weight is “enemy number one” for electric vehicles, says Valeo

Valeo Powertrain’s Chief Technical Officer believes automakers must offer lightweight alternatives if city drivers are to go electric. By Freddie Holmes

In February 2020, Citroen revealed the Ami, a tiny electric city car with just two seats and a 5.5kWh battery that is good for 45 miles of range. The Ami is so small in fact that it is technically classed as a quadricycle, and is leagues apart from most other electric vehicles (EVs) today.

It is not the first time an automaker has launched a pint-sized EV. The…

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