Dacia Spring Electric City Car Is Here To Electrify European Masses

Renault unveils first fully electric car under Dacia brand

The Dacia Spring Electric is guaranteed for three years and 100,000 km and its battery eight years and 120,000 km.

For weight optimisation reasons, this version does not have a spare wheel. The car's range is 140 miles in mixed driving and 183 miles in the city, according to the WLTP test, while the top speed is 78mph.

Launch edition versions get an orange colour pack to mark them out, which brightens some accents and trim pieces.

There's also quite a fair bit of standard safety features too, including a speed limiter, ABS, ESP, EBD, six airbags, an SOS button, automatic headlight activation and automatic emergency braking (operational from seven to 170 km/h). Folding the rear bench seat frees up 600 litres of luggage space. Users can use their phones to unlock the auto and for geolocation, while this version is quite well-equipped with smartphone mirroring, rear parking sensors and a reversing camera.

The electric motor produces 217 HP and 221 lb-ft (300 Nm) of torque, powering the front wheels and delivering a 0-62 miles per hour (100 km/h) in under eight seconds.

Powering the Megane eVision is an ultra-compact electric motor good for 218 PS (215 hp / 160 kW).


When you do eventually need to recharge the battery, the Spring has an onboard AC charger (Type 2 connector) that supports up to 6.6 kW.

To give it greater independence, Spring offers a wide choice of charging options: on a 220V home socket using the cable supplied as standard, on a Wallbox (with the available optional cable) or on a DC charging station (optional).

It also claims the electric powertrain is cheaper and more reliable to run compared to a traditional internal combustion engine, with the company going as far to say the Spring offers the lowest total cost of ownership on the market (electric and internal combustion vehicles combined).

The new auto will have a 140 mile range and will first launch with vehicle sharing services in Paris and Madrid as soon as January 2021, before going on general sale for private orders in spring next year, with first deliveries by autumn 2021.

The Cargo features a boot that extends where the back seat is usually located, with a plastic lining on the floor.

On the interior wheel arches, four anchor rings and a wire mesh partition separate the front passengers from the loading area.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

'Women's March' against Trump administration in Washington, other major cities
A similar number of people gathered in Brooklyn, Ginsburg's hometown, with one protester's sign reading: "Ruth Sent Us". The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on Barrett's confirmation on October 22.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris extend wishes on Dashain
I wasn't in close contact-as defined by the CDC--with either during the 2 days prior to their positive tests. May good once again triumph over evil - and usher in new beginnings and opportunity for all".

Patriots cancel practice after recording a positive COVID-19 test
Gordon then did not practice Wednesday following the arrest, practiced Thursday, but did not practice Friday when he became ill. In keeping with National Football League coronavirus protocol, he had to twice test negative before being allowed back.

Your blood type may determine how sick you get from COVID
People with blood group O positive can donate blood only to people with positive blood groups like A+, B+, O+, AB+. The researchers did not find any significant difference in the rate of infection between "A", "B", and "AB" types.

British Airways fined $25 million over massive data breach
The airline was accused of threatening a "fire and rehire" scheme which saw some employees facing pay cuts of up to 50 per cent. The ICO said "the economic impact of COVID-19" had been taken into account in issuing the fine.

Other news