Electricity for everyone: first electric car from dacia

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With the show car “Spring Electric”, Dacia presents a preview of the brand’s first electric car. The “Spring Eelectric” is designed as a crossover SUV and is externally reminiscent of the Duster.

Electricity for everyone: First electric car from Dacia

With the Spring Electric concept, Dacia is now entering e-mobility

With the show car “Spring Electric”, Dacia presents a preview of the brand’s first electric car. The “Spring Eelectric” is designed as a crossover SUV and is externally reminiscent of the Duster. According to the manufacturer, we will still see the design of the taillights in the form of a double “Y” on some upcoming models.

With a range of 200 km according to the WLTP cycle, the compact SUV will be more suitable for the city than for long distances. Dacia promises agile driving characteristics and a high level of user-friendliness when charging the “city car”. The manufacturer can draw on the know-how of the parent company Renault, which has been on the market with purely electric cars like the Zoe for seven years. The first electric Dacia should also be particularly low-maintenance and therefore cheap to run.

Electro a la Dacia

The Dacia concept could also prove itself in electromobility. Even with the Duster, many appreciate the low entry-level price and the simple but robust technology: in Switzerland alone, the SUV has been registered more than 3,000 times in the last two years. According to Dacia, the company has already won 6.5 million customers since its launch in Western Europe 15 years ago.

One of the biggest reservations about electric cars remains their comparatively high price. That should change with the Dacia: prices are not yet known, but with a view to the Renault K-ZE, which is already available exclusively for the Chinese market and which has strong similarities to the Dacia concept, a forecast can be made: The Renault currently costs the equivalent of 8,400 francs in China, which is significantly cheaper than a Renault Zoe or a Dacia Duster. In this country we will hardly be able to enjoy such low prices, but one thing is certain: the electric Dacia will be a comparatively cheap electric car.

In addition, there are probably, as is usual with Renault, monthly rental costs for the battery, which make the low purchase price possible in the first place. These currently amount to 104 francs per month for the Zoe.

In addition to private buyers who are looking for a cheap entry into e-mobility, the new electric SUV from Dacia is also aimed at use in car sharing. The market launch is planned for 2021.

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