Dacia have taken the covers off for what will be their most affordable product in the electric space in the European markets. Christened the Dacia Spring EV, it will be coming to the Indian market soon, albeit with a Renault badge. This will form the base for the Renault Kwid EV, slated to come here next year.
Dacia, which is the low cost brand of Renault, will be introducing the Dacia Spring to markets across Europe in 2021. The electric version of the hatchback will also launch there shortly afterwards. This will be a major milestone for the Kwid, which has been manufactured keeping developing markets such as India in mind.
The introduction of the Kwid to European markets will be a major first for Renault globally. Now coming to the Dacia Spring EV, the hatchback will come with features such as a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, power windows, LED headlamps and tail-lamps, reverse parking camera and remote locking to name a few. The charging port is noticeably located under the moving grille of the car.
It was unveiled during Renault’s recently held EWays event in Europe. Dacia went on to further say that the hatchback will first be available through a car sharing service across Europe. The individual customers can book the car or get access to it from next year onwards.
It has been revealed that Dacia will provide a Wallbox charger on the car, which will go on to charge itself into full capacity in a time of 4 hours and 27 minutes. Another option comes from the use of a DC charger, which is said to charge about 80 percent of the given battery in a time span taking just 50 minutes. However, Dacia claims that the Dacia Spring EV can be charged using any of the conventional domestic sockets.
The Dacia Spring EV will source its power from a 33KW electric motor. It also comes with the option of a 28.6 kWh battery, which has a range of 295 km, according to the WLTP driving cycle. We can expect a similar configuration on the Renault Kwid EV, which is not far away from its launch here.
The Kwid EV is touted to be priced at around Rs.8-10 lakh by the time it gets launched. It will be taking on some very promising competition like the Maruti Suzuki WagonR EV, Tata HBX EV, Citroen eCC21 and the Mahindra eKUV100. All of them will be coming here soon, putting them in intense competition with each other which will be benefitting the EV space here overall.
To read more on Renault India, Click here
GALLERY: 2022 Dacia Spring EV