Dacia Spring has its price revealed in France
In France the Dacia Spring will soon be available to pre-order in three versions. Moreover, the now final WLTP ratings have slightly improved from previous estimations, the range increased from 225 to 230 km.
- With the All-New Dacia Spring makes electric mobility accessible to all and for all uses.
- Mainly urban car with SUV look, Spring is a 100% electric car. With generous roominess for 4 adults, Dacia Spring has a driving range of 230 km WLTP (305 km WLTP City).
- Adapted to all-new urban mobilities, Dacia Spring is available in 3 versions: a retail car version, a Business version for companies and car-sharing usages, and from 2022, a N1 version, Cargo with a huge trunk volume.
- Dacia Spring is available in France from €12,403 (government bonus deducted) and from €89 / month* (government bonus deducted and €2,500 conversion bonus included). Pre-orders from 20 March 2021 for first deliveries in autumn.
- And because all great changes are born in the street, Dacia goes on campaign through 5 European capitals to take possession of the asphalt and loudly proclaim the democratisation of the electric vehicle.
Be connected from 18 March. Spring is coming…
Dacia Spring is available in 3 versions to suit all uses:
- All-New Dacia Spring, the 100% electric car that makes electric mobility accessible to all. Pre-orders from 20 March 2021 for first deliveries in autumn.
- All-New Dacia Spring Business, the solution for professionals and car-sharing fleets at an unbeatable price. Available from March 2021.
- All-New Dacia Spring Cargo, the N1-approved version of New Spring, without rear bench and with a huge boot volume of 1,100L and a payload of 325kg, ideal for craftsperson and last-mile deliveries. Available from 2022.
The All-New Dacia Spring is available in France from €12,403 for the private customers (government bonus deducted) or from €89 / month* (government bonus deducted and €2,500 conversion bonus included).
And because all great changes are born in the street, Dacia goes on campaign through 5 European capitals to take possession of the asphalt and loudly proclaim the democratisation of the electric vehicle.
Be connected from 18 March. Spring is coming…
The Dacia Spring in France can be pre-ordered from 20 March for first deliveries to start in autumn. The Confort Plus version combined with the DC fast charging option seems to be the best package and in most European countries will cost around 15.000 euros after government subsidies.
Anyway, the more expensive Renault Twingo Electric with its WLTP range of 190 km is currently the most direct alternative to the Dacia Spring. It seems that the Renault Group will easily dominate the affordable electric car segment in Europe since all other European automakers despise this segment.
This strategy of the Renault Group will definitely make it more appealing to younger generations, that like electric cars but don’t want or can spend much money on a car. Car sharing and rental services will also welcome the rise of this emerging segment.
Nonetheless, Chinese automakers eventually will also try to be successful in this segment, especially with the arrival of electric cars from ORA with LFP batteries to Europe.
Does anyone else skip the press release
and go straight to Pedro’s final summary?
If it doesn’t pass the Lima test then I’m not interested.
Right there with you James.
I do believe the MSRP is a tad high tho, but regardless, it will still sell to people looking for a no-fuss, no cost to maintain 2nd vehicle to run errands. I currently cant see any other vehicle filling that gap at this pricetag, as the VW triplets are on the exit and soon to be discontinued.
17k so, not that cheap for what it offers. I’ll wait to see if the Chinese can do better. The good cat actually looks nice.
Ora had over 10k sales last month
6k plus black cat
2k plus white cat
2k plus good cat
In the EU I think the Chinese automakers will do more than try to be successful when their completion looks like they will give that market to them…
In the US Trump is no longer their to protect US auto and it is only a matter of time till they come here and I welcome a brand like Ora to come as US auto has already exited the car market handing it to the Japanese and Koreans…
I guess they simply cannot compete or only want easy money with minimal work…
I think that the small electric cars from ORA are more aimed for European customers. Bigger electric cars from Xpeng and BYD have better chances of success in the USA.
It seems that Tesla is using most of LFP battery cell production from CATL, leaving ORA with little supply.
The bigger vehicles in the US is very true today but in the future I think more people will see global warming getting worse and change their line of thinking from the government should solve this to I should do something…
I also think as global warming gets worse raw material prices will rise…
These can spur a return to smaller more sensible vehicles…
Because they are needed as two and three ton high performance luxury BEVs are not exactly green…
Historically, the only times when trends have turned towards smaller vehicles have been when fuel prices rise… Not happening with EVs.
Hopefully some more CATL LFP factories come online or they can multi source??
I think that CATL will soon start producing LFP battery cells in Germany.
I think in the end this car will be a success. But it will be caused by environmental conditions, not parameters of car itself. First major condition is Covid situation which creates a huge demand for food(anything) delivery services. The second is that VW triplets has left the market and chinese small cars are still far away from entering the EU market. It seems that Dacia is aware of this and is focusing on “business” versions. From the view of personal use this concept (low power/small battery) will be forgoten very soon. The rule of 200 miles WLTP/EPA range and decent driving dynamics is valid for this segment as well.
Here in Switzerland, the low cost Chinese electric cars already arrived, it seems. The JAC e-S2 now costs just 10% more than the Spring probably will (I expect 19.9kCHF), but it is already available with very short delivery times. It is also a much more capable car in my opinion. Many buyers are not aware of JAC however and there is virtually no marketing. Dacia in comparison is very well known and has gained a reputation for reliable cars. Will be interesting to watch this race FR against CN the next two years.
In Czechia JAC offers only iEV7 model at the same price as Hyundai Kona or Nissan Leaf, all models with 40 kWh battery. If I look at the e-S2 price in Austria, it is in the same price level. So maybe JAC is low cost design but with mainstream price in EU.
I don’t know if the low iEV7 aka e-s2 price in Switzerland has to do with the absence of subsidies in Switzerland or if it is just a temporary price offensive to clear off stock before the new e-s4 60+ kWh model arrives. Pricing announced, that one will still be 25% less than a comparable Kona. It is to my knowledge the first time the official dealer prices are much lower for a car in Switzerland than in the surrounding EU countries. I hope the reason is not some funny tax evasion scheme… Anyway, considering the low current CHF-EUR exchange rate you might actually consider to buy in usually overpriced Switzerland.
Can you update the article “Comparison of different EV batteries in 2020 (update)” since we now know that MEB platform with 82kWh battery pack has a battery energy density of 175 Wh/kg (confirmed from Skoda)
Thanks for the heads up.
For countries with little to no subsidies, the base price is a bit high compared with the offer…. I would rather have a second hand slightly bigger car than this…. from A to B class cars, the difference in quality, safety, handling, space, etc…
Pedro, do you know if the Twingo (and eventually this Dacia), might have same quality issues as the Zoe?! I know Zoe’s that are very temperamental regarding charging/chargers…. and also some issues with inverter/motor/power eletronics…what’s your views on this?
That’s a good question.
Not sure about the Twingo Electric, but the Dacia should definitely be immune to those problems, since it uses a common 7,4 kW on-board charger, instead of a “special” 22 kW Caméléon charger.
Yes, I’ve read french reviews yesterday of both and seems the Twingo uses this caméléon (problematic) charger… form wise, I would rather have the Twingo than the Dacia (lower height, RWD, probably better platform….) but this charger is definitely a NO NO for now…. no rush as second family car has made less than 5kms in last 3 months…
The prices for Germany are out: 10.920/12.200€ After subsidies incl. taxes. Great deal but still only 4 seats 🙁
That’s a good price.
My worry is that the weak motor also means a very weak regenerative braking. Since this is an electric car to drive around city, regenerative braking is extremely important.
I need to see some reviews that mention how strong the regenerative braking is, before deciding to give it a thumbs up or not.
I’ll post a comment when I had the chance of a test ride.
It is me or the guy is gigantic and the car is very smal?
Is the car smaller than the Sandero?
Indeed, it’s a small A-segment electric car, just a bit bigger than the Renault Twingo Electric.
Length: 3.734 mm
Wheelbase: 2.423 mm
Width: 1.622 mm
Height: 1.516 mm
The Dacia Sandero is a bit over 4 meters long.