The Dacia Spring electric version was released in 2020 and was the smallest car Dacia ever made.
For the cargo version of the mini SUV, Dacia decided to remove the rear bench, thus increasing the load area from 300 L to 800 L.
The exterior design of the Spring was pretty much the Renault Kwid’s, with narrow headlamps, a big grille with chrome accents and the Dacia logo. From the back, the Spring was similar to the Dacia’s Sandero released in the same year, with a redesigned rear bumper.
The only exterior paint color for the cargo version was white.
The standard features included air conditioning, bluetooth connection and an USB port, 14-inch wheels and black exterior door handles and rear mirrors. A spare tire was not available for the model, Dacia deciding to use the space for cargo.
The Spring had an electric engine that developed 45 hp paired with a 26.8 kW battery.
The autonomy was estimated at around 220 km and possibly 295 km in urban traffic with constant speed and weather conditions close to ideal.
Inside the Spring we could find a simple, well-put together cabin, the interior design not being very different from the Sandero’s older versions.
The users could connect their mobile devices through either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, using the Dacia’s media-nav system.
Dacia also released a mobile application called “My Dacia”, through which users could see the battery percentage left, the car’s location, the ETA for charging and could turn on the climate control.
The small vehicle had a warranty of 3 years or 100.000 km and Dacia also provided customers with an 8 year warranty for the battery.
The Dacia Spring was expected to be a hit as it was a budget car that offered great advantages.
ENGINE SPECS - 26.8 KWh (44 HP)
|Electrical motor power:||32.4 kw (44 hp)|
|Electrical motor torque:||92.2 lb-ft (125 Nm)|
|Top Speed:||78 mph (126 km/h)|
|Top speed (electrical):||78 mph (126 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||19.1 s|
|Drive Type:||Front Wheel Drive|
|Length:||147 in (3734 mm)|
|Width:||63.9 in (1623 mm)|
|Height:||59.7 in (1516 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||54.5/53.7 in (1,384/1,364 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||95.4 in (2423 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||5.9 in (150 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||10.2 cuFT (289 L)|
|Turning circle (curb to curb):||31.5 ft (9.6 m)|
POWER SYSTEM SPECS
|Nominal Capacity:||26.8 kWh|
|Range:||139.8 miles (225.0 km)|
|The charging time of the Lithium-ion battery is:|
Prise domestique 2,3 kW (single-phase 10A) (0-100%): 13h32 min
3,7 kW Green Up / Wallbox (single-phase 16A) (0-100%): 8h28 min
7,4 kW Wallbox (single-phase 32A) (0-100%): 4h51
DC Fast charge 125A (0-80%): 0h56 min