Dacia has confirmed that Europe’s most affordable new electric car will be launched in the UK in 2024.
The Dacia Spring could be a game-changer because it’s currently sold in France from just €20,800 (£17,773) before up to €5,000 in government grants are deducted.
The UK will launch an all-new version of the city EV which is already credited with making electric mobility widely accessible in Europe.
The current version of the Dacia Spring has a 26.8kWh battery and a single front-mounted electric motor producing 44bhp and 92lb ft of torque. Offering a range of around 140 miles, its top speed is limited to 62mph.
So far, there have been more than 120,000 customer orders since the Spring’s introduction in 2021.
Often purchased as a household’s second car, the Dacia Spring is the main means of transport during the week for 90% of multiple-vehicle households who own one.
Data collected from the Spring’s connected services has provided an insight into how the full four-seat hatchback has met European customers’ requirements.
On average, Spring drivers’ daily commutes last under 20 miles and are covered at 16mph, while in 75% of cases, the Spring is charged at home for an average duration of 3.5 hours.
“We are thrilled that Dacia Spring will come to the UK in 2024,” said Luke Broad, Dacia Brand Director for the UK.
“It will certainly be worth the wait! It will literally plug a gap in the UK electric car market for a highly usable, quality EV that won’t break the bank and which makes electric vehicle ownership more realistic than ever.
“With over 120,000 customers already sold on the Spring’s unbeatable, ‘no-nonsense’ blend of value, efficiency and durability, UK car buyers can look forward to an EV that’s perfectly aligned to their mobility requirements and, importantly, is done the Dacia way.”