Dacia Spring Claims the Cheapest EV Spot Having A 26 KWh Battery

Finally, the UK pricing details for the all-new Dacia Spring have been unveiled, positioning it as Britain’s most affordable electric car with a starting price of just £14,995. This places the Spring among the top 10 cheapest cars of any type available in the UK.

To put this into perspective, the MG4, recognized as the Affordable Electric Car of the Year in 2023, starts at £26,995, while the Vauxhall Corsa Electric begins at £26,895. Even against petrol-powered superminis like the Hyundai i10, the Spring’s starting price of £14,995 stands out.

The only electric vehicle currently priced lower than the Spring is the Citroen Ami at approximately £8,000, but it’s worth noting that the Ami is classified as a two-seat quadricycle rather than a conventional car.

Pre-orders for the Dacia Spring are now open with a deposit of £99. Early adopters will not only be among the first to receive their Spring in the UK but will also receive £250 to spend on accessories, public charging, or a home wallbox charger through Mobilize Power Solutions. The first deliveries are expected in October.

In terms of powertrains, the Spring offers two options: Electric 45 and Electric 65, producing 44bhp and 64bhp respectively. Both variants are equipped with a 26.8kWh battery, delivering up to 137 miles of range or 186 miles in city driving conditions.

Charging from 20 to 100 percent takes four hours using a standard 7kW charger or 11 hours with a domestic plug socket. DC charging is available for top-spec models, allowing for a 20 to 80 percent charge in just 45 minutes.

The Spring is offered in two trim levels: Expression and Extreme. The entry-level Expression trim includes features such as a seven-inch digital instrument panel, manual air conditioning, cruise control, speed limiter, smartphone holder with USB charge port, and rear parking sensors.

The range-topping Extreme model, priced from £16,995, adds the Electric 65 motor, a 10-inch central touchscreen, wireless smartphone connectivity, electric mirrors and windows, copper accents, and a bi-directional charger.

Additionally, the new Spring boasts enhanced driver assistance features to meet the latest safety standards, including emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, lane assist, and driver attention warning. Dacia has also introduced a ‘My Safety’ button for quick access to driver assistance settings.

Unveiled at the 2024 Geneva Motor Show, the Spring inherits styling cues from the Mk3 Dacia Duster, along with the innovative YouClip system for attaching various accessories inside the cabin.

With 31 liters of interior storage and 308 liters of boot space (expandable to 1,004 liters with the rear seats folded), the Spring offers practicality alongside affordability. Additionally, Dacia offers a flexible ‘frunk’ accessory, providing an extra 30 liters of storage space under the bonnet.

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