The Renault Group is increasingly committed to spreading electric mobility around the world.
To this end, the French conglomerate is holding a special event this week to present its new models, technologies and strategies that will help pave the way.
One of the highlights presented by the company was the Dacia Spring Electric, an urban compact that refers to the Renault Kwid.
Developed by the French group’s low-cost subsidiary, Dacia Spring Electric aims to achieve the same feat among electric cars of the trio Logan, Duster and Sandero among mass models, that is, to allow access for a greater number of consumers to the model thanks to the affordable price.
Although it has not yet revealed the cost of the Dacia Spring Electric to end customers, the Renault Group says it will be the cheapest electric car in Europe when it hits the market in 2021.
Like the Chinese Renault City K-ZE, the Dacia Spring Electric has a 45 hp engine and 12.7 kgfm of torque, which reinforces its application for use in the city. The model can reach 125 km / h of maximum speed and the autonomy is 295 km in the urban cycle WLTP, the new global test standard.
The Dacia tram will also feature an Eco function, which can extend the range by about 10%, but the maximum power is reduced to 31 hp and the maximum speed is 100 km / h with the driven functionality. Charging the Dacia Spring Electric takes 14h in a 220 V residential outlet or can be done in 5 hours with a wallbox of 7.4 kW.
With 3.73 m in length, the Dacia Spring Electric can carry 4 people and its trunk is similar to that of the national Kwid, being able to accommodate 300 liters of luggage. The model has a multimedia center, parking sensor, reverse camera, among other items.
A Renault adds that by 2022 all its new models will have an electric or electrified version. In Europe, adds the company, in 5 years the region will have 50% of new vehicles sold powered by electric or hybrid propulsion. The company is also committed to achieving zero CO2 impact by 2050 in Europe. By 2030, Renault aims to reduce its CO2 emissions by 50% compared to 2010.