Dacia launches the most affordable electric car in EuropeOctober 16, 2020
Dacia, which belongs to Renault, has shown the production version of the compact cross-country Spring Electric, the debut in the history of the Romanian brand with an electric motor.
The novelty will be on the list of the cheapest electric vehicles in Europe. Europeans will be able to purchase the new model next spring. It is assumed that the cost of a standard modification will not exceed 10,000 euros
The car was equipped with the main components and assemblies from the small cross-country Renault City K-ZE, offered in the Chinese market. The novelty has received a length of 3734 mm, a width of 1622 mm, a height of 1516 mm, and the distance between the axles is 2423 mm. In turn, the ground clearance reached 150 mm.
The electric car is equipped with a 45-horsepower (125 Nm) motor, which is powered by a 26.8 kWh lithium-ion battery. The car can accelerate to a maximum of 125 km / h and travel on a single charge up to 225 km. In addition, the model has a special “Eco” mode, which increases the maximum mileage of the car by 10%. When activated, the vehicle’s performance is reduced to 31 hp and the top speed is reduced to 100 km / h.
It will take approximately 14 hours to fully recharge the battery from a standard outlet, and less than 5 hours using the special Wallbox system. The car, in particular, is equipped with electric power steering, central locking with remote control and power windows for all doors. Optionally, the car can be equipped with air conditioning and an infotainment system with a 7-inch screen, a navigator, and also support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
In addition, it was recently noted that a convertible based on the Dacia Duster was demonstrated on the Internet. It should be emphasized that the Romanian tuning specialists were engaged in the modernization of the car. 2.7 million rubles were spent on the transformation of the SUV.
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