The French group Renault, that in 1999 took over the biggest Romanian car manufacturer, Dacia, on Thursday presented in Paris the Dacia Spring electric car model to be produced serially. The launch was part of the event devoted to electric mobility ‘Renault eWays’ which takes places 7 months after the presentation of the first car concept images.
Opening the event was Luca de Meo, CEO of Groupe Renault, who unveiled the company’s hybrid and 100% electric innovations. Among them will be a show car previewing the future electric crossover of the Renault brand (based on the new CMF-EV platform dedicated to electric vehicles); Spring – the electric vehicle accessible to all, which embodies the new Dacia revolution, as well as an extensive range of electric or electrified models, including the Arkana E-TECH Hybrid, the new hybrid coupe SUV that will be available in Europe.
Dacia Spring, the first 100% electric model in the range, is designed for the mini segment, coming out with 5 doors and 4 seats that will be available from 2021, according to Mioveni-based Dacia carmaker quoted by Agerpres.
Light and compact, the Dacia Spring factory-standard model will have a top range of over 200 km in WLTP guaranteeing versatility for stress free urban and suburban use.
According to the data sheet, Dacia Spring will come out in grey with fluorescent orange decorative elements, side and shield protections integrated in the front and rear bars.
At the same time, Dacia officials claim that Spring is an ideal solution for new mobility services, such as car-sharing vehicle fleets, and the production version will aim for that market, where the Renault Group is already operating the largest fleet of car-sharing vehicles in Europe, namely 7,800 Zoe, Kangoo ZE Twi and Twizy units.
Dacia Spring is going to be the cheapest 100% electric car on the European car market, with a difference of 3 up to 4 thousand Euros from the competitors’ price. The starting price for Dacia Spring is 14- 16 thousand Euros, likely to drop under 10 thousand Euros after applying subsidies.