Dacia Logan Electric Pickup for the U.S.
However, one of Dacia’s current models have managed to draw our attention, one month before Geneva: the Dacia Logan Pickup has been converted to an electric vehicle and brought to the U.S. market by a third-party company, Envision Motor Co., as Des Moines Register writes.
Gene Gabus, owner of Des Moines Motors, a former Chrysler dealer which currently sells electric vehicles has decided to include the EMC pick up in its offer. He told the aforementioned source that a van and a station wagon will join the current pick-up model to complete the newly-developed line-up.
The Logan Pickup’s traditional powertrain has been replaced with an electric one, and the car has been rebranded as an Electric Motors Car, badging included.
According to Des Moines Register, the two-seater vehicle is currently assembled in Romania and it is shipped to the U.S. with hopes for a domestic production in sight. The EV uses “an American-designed motor”, is able to carry loads of up to 2,000 pounds, promises to offer a range of 260 miles and can be plugged into the home outlet for an overnight charge.
All these come with the price, as the car is expected to cost between $34,000 and $38,000. The European combustion-engine versions of the car retail for about $13,500.
Des Moines Motors is not only a dealer for these vehicles, but also a distributor: 100 units will be imported in the following months and a dealer partner network will be established by the company.
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