The cheapest electric city car on the market
From € 16,900 excluding bonus
Up to 225 km of autonomy
With Dacia, the terms of the contract are simple and clear: to offer the best possible product at an unbeatable price. Missions perfectly accomplished with the Sandero, the best-selling car in France for private individuals, and Duster, a well-thought-out SUV and one of the top 15 sales in France.
The Dacia Spring at the Caradisiac 2021 show
Unsurprisingly, Dacia applies the same formula to the Spring, its electric city car just marketed. Posted from € 12,403 bonus deducted, it is quite simply the cheapest electric car on the market. Its first rival, the Renault Twingo, is priced at € 3,200 more.
The 3.73 m of the Spring is an asset in town, as is its turning circle of less than 10 meters. Its trunk has a volume of 290 liters, a very decent value for a vehicle of such a small size, and which can be doubled when the rear seat is tilted. It should be noted in passing that for the pros, Dacia will offer a Cargo version offering 800 liters of loading volume, with a payload of 325 kilos.
Of course, its 44 hp engine (125 Nm torque), its range of 225 km (WLTP cycle, the most realistic) and its 125 km / h maximum limit the ambitions of the car to peri-urban and rural areas.
The small batteries used on the Spring, on the other hand, have the advantage of being recharged quickly, since less than 14 hours is sufficient on a classic domestic socket, or 4:30 a.m. via a wallbox. But the car can also recover 80% of the charge in 50 minutes thanks to the 30 kW direct current charger.
Thus adorned, the Spring has enough to meet the expectations of an overwhelming majority of us, looking for a simple and particularly economical vehicle, since at a very low base price is added a maintenance plan. reduced to its simplest form. We have not finished crossing the Spring on the roads of France and elsewhere.
All our articles on the Dacia Spring
Video presentation – Dacia Spring, the low cost electric car
After the showcar, the production car. Here is the definitive version of the Spring, Dacia’s first electric car that is simple. The batteries are small and rechargeable on relatively low wattages, but the spirit is to contain the final price. Dacia thus hopes to redo the coup of the Logan in 2004. Read the article.
Test – Dacia Spring (2021): what is the cheapest electric on the market?
€ 16,990, this is the price of the entry-level Dacia Spring, or € 12,403 precisely once the bonus has been deducted. This makes it by far the cheapest electric car on the market, but is it still getting what you pay for? This is one of the answers we must answer with this first try. Read the article.
Electric Dacia Spring: the range, prices
Promise kept: this little Dacia is the cheapest electric car on the market! With the bonus, it starts for individuals at € 12,403. Read the article.
You will often see it written in this box, for many vehicles that we pass on the grill during this second Caradisiac show: “this vehicle is too recent to speak of reliability”. And it’s true, that’s why we’re only talking about foresight.
But that doesn’t mean it’s based on wind. Indeed, each brand has a level of reliability at a given moment that can give an indication, and the technologies used for a particular model can also guide our opinion.
And in this case, the reliability of the Dacia brand is quite good. It was excellent in the past, but this has declined a bit with the adoption of more modern, more fragile platforms and engines. But it remains at the top of the basket.
The Spring, as an electric model, will also benefit from the intrinsic reliability of this type of engine. Fewer moving parts, fewer parts prone to failure, that’s all to the benefit.
And the 8-year or 120,000 km warranty on the battery is reassuring.
Overall, even at a low price like here, the reliability of the Spring should be pretty decent.
A thousand times thank you to all Micheletty family who welcomed us in his cirque located in Villeneuve-la Garenne, very close to Paris. Their professionalism and availability made it possible for the first time to organize an auto show in a circus! Hats off to the artists!
Partner of the 1st Caradisiac show last year, the Prévost Group is by our side again in 2021 to manage the logistics of transporting the 120 cars exhibited during the Caradisiac Electric / Hybride 2021 Show. A decisive support for the success of the event.