Electric Dacia? Renault Boss Says It Could Happen

Romanian budget brand Dacia could offer an affordable electric vehicle in the near future if European demand for EVs keeps growing, said Renault boss Carlos Ghosn.
2013 Dacia Logan 1 photo
“When demand is ready for this, we will be there. Obviously we are helping with demand by lowering the cost of electric cars and by signing agreements with cities across the world for electric cars,” Ghosn told Auto Express.

“As cities get charging stations more people are going to come, and of course the cost of the cars will come down too. So there is nothing that forbids an electric Dacia car in the future. The day there is demand, of course, we will be able to produce it,” he added.

Ghosn also believes that each and every manufacturer will eventually offer electric and hybrid cars, which will account for ten percent of the European auto industry by 2020.

“Mark my words, in time they are all going to come to it. You cannot continue to prosper in this industry without electric cars and plug-in hybrids,. Yes I am bullish about electric cars. In 2020, in this market [Europe], I believe 10 per cent of the market will be electric cars,” he said.

Story via AutoExpress


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