Dacia is writing a new chapter in its long history, unveiling Dacia Spring Electric, its first electric model Dacia Spring Electric announced in March 2020 unveiling a show-car.
The Dacia Spring Electric is now available in its standard version with two new versions for new mobilities: a version adapted to car-sharing for shared electric urban mobility, and a cargo utility vehicle, for last-mile deliveries with no pollutant emissions.
The Spring is a revolution: as the lowest-priced electric city car on the market in Europe, it makes electric mobility even more accessible. With its disruptive SUV look, it boasts unprecedented roominess, a simple and reliable electric engine and a reassuring driving range. It is a versatile and practical city car.
The Spring is a small, spacious, robust electric car offered at an unbeatable price and the orders for the All-new New Dacia Spring Electric will open in spring 2021 with a simple range and commercial offer: a battery included in the purchase price and two trim levels.
The Spring Electric breaks the codes of the ‘conventional’ electric car. Its high ground clearance, wheel arches and roof bars give it the perfect adventurous look for braving the urban jungle.
Its assertive design features attributes from the world of SUVs, such as wider wheel arches, roof bars, reinforced front rocker panel, rear ski and raised ground clearance (150 mm unladen). With its broad shoulders and curved bonnet, the Spring boasts a sturdy look, while its reassuring stature suggests generous interior space. Yet despite all expectations, the Spring Electric is a true city car with modest dimensions: it is just 3.73 m long, 1.62 m wide (excluding wing mirrors) and 1.51 m high.
The Spring Electric front exudes a strong personality with tapered LED lights whose horizontal line is extended into the design of the grille, a ribbed bonnet and a large bumper. A distinctive sign of electric vehicles, the Spring’s front grille is total. It’s ultra-modern design with 3D elements stylishly concealing the charging socket which opens from the passenger compartment.
Interior design – Unprecedent roominess
The Dacia Spring offers inside spacious interior and boot. Welcoming and well-equipped, the cabin can comfortably accommodate four adults.
In the compact exterior dimensions of a five-door city car, the Spring Electric offers four genuine adult-sized seats.. The feeling of space also contributes to the overall comfort of the interior. Front passengers have 23.1 litres of storage space in the large glove compartment, door sills and centre console storage box. Rear passengers have chapel pockets behind the front seats.
A city car with big boot
The boot offers the best loading capacity in its category: 300 litres (not including the under-boot space for the optional spare wheel). A figure worthy of the upper segment. For greater modularity, the rear bench seat can be folded to provide a load capacity of around 600 litres.
With a turning radius pared down to just 4.8 m, the Spring Electric can easily zip around the city. Its optional parking assistance system provides visual and audio assistance with three ultrasound radar sensors on the rear bumper and a rear-view camera, with images displayed on the multimedia system screen with dynamic guidance lines.
Engine and charging
True to the philosophy of the Dacia models, the Spring Electric is economical to buy and use. Marketed at an unbeatable price with a driving range of 225 km (140 miles) WLTP, it promotes simplicity, reliability and robustness. These qualities perfectly match its all-electric engine.
The 33 kW (equivalent to 44 HP) all-electric engine is paired with a 26.8 kWh battery.
To give it greater independence, Spring offers a wide choice of charging options: on a 220 V home socket using the cable supplied as standard, on a Wallbox (with the available optional cable) or on a DC charging station (optional).
The charging time of the Lithium-ion battery is:
- less than one hour for 80% of charge on a 30 kW DC terminal
- less than 5 hours for 100% of charge on a 7,4 kW Wallbox
- less than 8h30 hours for 100% of charge on a 3.7 kW Wallbox
- less than 14 hours for 100% of charge on a 2.3 kW household socket
A practical App
The free MY Dacia app allows drivers to find out the battery level and remaining driving range in kilometres in real time via smartphone, to launch pre-conditioning of the passenger compartment (air conditioning), and also to locate the car in real time. When the Spring Electric is plugged in, the app informs the driver of the progress of the charge and enables them to switch it on or off.
Safety on board
The Spring Electric has many standard safety features: a speed limiter, ABS, ESP, electronic brakeforce distribution, six airbags, emergency call (SOS button), automatic headlight activation and automatic emergency braking. Active from 7 to 170 km/h (4 to 106 mph), this system detects, via the front radar, the distance to the vehicle in front (stationary or moving). If a risk of collision is detected, it alerts the driver visually and audibly, before amplifying the performance of the braking system if the driver brakes but the risk is still present or automatically applying the brakes or applying them more strongly if the driver does not brake or does not brake sufficiently.
A cargo utility version
Designed for tradespeople, the Spring Electric Cargo features a boot that extends where the back seat is usually located, a plastic lining on the floor and on the interior wheel arches, four anchor rings and a wire mesh partition separating the front passengers from the loading area. The loading length of this special version is 1,033 mm, with a volume of 800 litres and a payload of 325 kilos.
- Length: 3,734 mm
- Width: 1,622 mm (1,770 mm with mirrors)
- Height: 1,516 mm
- Wheelbase: 2,423 mm
- Empty ground clearance: 150 mm
- Electric engine 33 kW (44 HP)
- Battery 26.8 kWh
- AC charging up to 6.6 kW / DC charging up to 30 kW (optional)
- Driving range: 225 km/140 miles (WLTP) / 295 km/183 miles (WLTP City)
- Top speed: 125 kph (78 mph)