In the coming years, leading automakersintend to bring to the market electric cars for mass use, offered at an affordable price. Dacia, a subsidiary of Renault, has announced a conceptual crossover with a Dacia Spring electric motor, positioned as the most affordable electric car in Europe. The serial production of cars on the roads of Europe is expected in 2021.
During the presentation, the new Dacia Springcompared in comfort and level of functionality with a Logan sedan and a Duster crossover, which also have a low price for their class. The five-door Dacia Spring will combine quite high functional qualities with an affordable cost with an autonomous driving radius of 200 km on the WLTP cycle.
The basis of the new car designers Daciatook a small crossover Renault City K-ZE, designed for the Chinese market. The exterior design has undergone only minimal changes, acquiring the Dacia-style contours. When introducing Dacia Spring, the developers presented the only technical characteristic - the range of autonomous driving on a single battery charge of 200 km.
Assuming Dacia Spring ProductionSince the model will be based on the Renault City K-ZE model, it can be expected that the novelty will use the same kinematic layout of the engine on the front axle. The electric motor power will be 33 kW (44 hp) with a torque of 125 Nm, which will achieve a maximum speed of 105 km / h.
In the car Renault City K-ZE useda battery capacity of 26.8 kWh, which allows charging in AC modes (4 hours, Type 2, power 6.6 kW) and DC - accelerated charging GB / T, allowing recharging from 30 to 80% in 30 minutes.
In the Chinese auto market, Renault City K-ZEIt is offered in three versions at prices of $ 8700, $ 9400 and $ 10,000. It is expected that the price in the European market of the new Dacia Spring will be slightly higher, but will not exceed the cost of competitive electric vehicles.