The one thing Dacia is missing in its line-up of ‘shockingly’ affordable new cars is an all-electric (EV) model, but this Spring Electric concept previews the Romanian brand’s forthcoming 2021 EV.
200km EV range
Utilising the tie-in with parent company Renault, which has ten years’ worth of experience as an EV manufacturer with vehicles like the Zoe, the Dacia Spring Electric is a city car due to go on sale in the first half of next year, where it will have an electric range of more than 200km.
The exterior of the Pastel Grey show car is highlighted by splashes of matte-effect fluorescent orange, and while it has an SUV style it is a compact vehicle, as it only measures 3,730mm long. Up front are LED headlights, housed in a two-piece arrangement, while at the back the typical Dacia ‘four-cube’ lamp signatures have morphed into ‘double-Y’ shapes here. This will be seen on all future Dacias and is bound to invite some waggish comparisons with Lamborghini, which uses the same motif.
Dacia gives no more detail on the Spring Electric as yet, such as its power outputs, performance or charging times, but in broad-stroke terms the marque says that its ‘all-electric powertrain and battery are adapted for everyday use, [to] meet the practical needs of urban and suburban mobility.’ Dacia is targeting both private and fleet users with the Spring Electric, on the promises of low running costs, ease of driving, silent operation, zero emissions, simple charging and straightforward maintenance.