Dacia Spring EV improves specs prior to launch, still screams ‘affordable’
Dacia dealerships in Europe will be opening pre-order books for the Spring EV compact on May 20, 2021. In the meantime, the specs announced last October have been improved across the board.
The battery capacity now amounts to 27.4 kWh (up from 26.8 kWh), which extends WLTP-rated driving range from 225 to 230 kilometers (or from 295 to 305 kilometers, according to WLTP City). You can use an optional 30kW charging device to replenish 80% of the charge within an hour or less, and 100% within an hour and a half. Using a regular charger instead will necessitate waiting 14 hours for 100%.
The Spring uses a single electric motor rated at 44.8 PS (44.2 hp / 33 kW) and 125 Nm (92 lb-ft) of torque. Getting from zero to 100 km/h takes a sluggish 19.1 seconds, and you will not exceed 125 km/h (77.7 mph) in any situation.
The base spec includes four power windows, a remotely controlled central locking system, six airbags, an air conditioner, ESP, ABS, and speed limiter. Buyers can opt for sat-nav, a 7-inch display, DAB radio, and support for Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth.
Another version of the EV called Dacia Business is coming later this month as a ridesharing vehicle. It has an easily recognizable white or grey body with blue accents. The feature list mentions remotely controlled locks, rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, protective padding, rugged floor mats, and seats wrapped in imitation leather with blue stitching.
Finally, a minivan version called Dacia Spring Cargo will join the lineup in early 2022 with a large trunk replacing the second seat row.
Editor Andrew Raspopov