Romanian car manufacturer Dacia, part of the French Groupe Renault, has started the production of Dacia Spring, its first electric model. Pre-orders opened on March 20, the first day of spring.
Dacia has set the starting price at EUR 18,100 but when Romanian government incentives are taken into account (about EUR 10,400) the final price is EUR 7,700, making it the cheapest available commercial EV on the European market.
The Spring comes with a SUV look, record-breaking roominess with 4 real seats, and a simple electric engine that provides a driving range of 230 kilometers, according to Renault.
“By offering Spring, a 100% electric urban car with an SUV look, which meets most customer needs at an unbeatable price, Dacia is democratizing electric mobility” the company said.
The automaker received more than 1,500 orders for Dacia Spring in the first four hours after it made applications available, on March 20. For comparison, customers in Romania bought 2,900 electric cars in 2020, while sales increased by 30% in the first two months of 2021, y-o-y.
Dacia benefits from the unique know-how and experience acquired by the Renault Group and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, pioneers of electric mobility for over 10 years. In Europe, one electric car in five is produced by Groupe Renault. More than 30,000 employees are trained in the specifics of electric mobility.
Dacia is adapting electric mobility to its philosophy of offering a contemporary car that meets essential needs: The Spring is a small, spacious, robust electric car offered at an unbeatable price.