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    Dacia Spring Electric Previews Kwid EV

    by Saransh Goyal on Tuesday, Oct 20 2020

    Renault’s subsidiary Dacia has unveiled an electric car for the European market. Christened the Spring Electric, it is basically a rebadged version of the Renault City K-ZE, which is already on sale in the Chinese market.

     

    Dacia Spring Electric

    The Dacia Sprig Electric looks quite similar to the Renault Kwid. Upfront, it features LED DRLs positioned over the bumper-mounted headlamps. The front grille, however, has been replaced by a housing for the charging plug. Similarly, at the back, it gets split tail lamps and bumper-mounted reflectors.  

    The Spring Electric is quite similar to the Kwid on the dimensions front as well. Here is a comparison.

     

    Dacia Spring Electric

    Renault Kwid

    Length

    3734mm

    3731mm (-3mm)

    Width

    1622mm

    1579mm (-43mm)

    Height

    1516mm

    1490mm (-26mm)

    Wheelbase

    2423mm

    2422mm (-1mm)


    On the inside, the Spring Electric looks similar to the Kwid. It gets an instrument cluster with a digital screen, manual AC and a touchscreen infotainment system. It also gets a rotary selector to select between drive, neutral and reverse, similar to what we have seen on the Kwid AMT. 

    The Spring Electric is powered by the same powertrain as the K-ZE. It is powered an electric motor producing 44PS and 125Nm. Power is drawn from a 26.8kWh battery pack, which allows a claimed range of 225km (WLTP cycle). Dacia claims that the Spring Electric can be charged up to 80 per cent in less than an hour using a 30kW DC charger but it will take less than 5 hours to charge it to 100 per cent if charged using a 7.4kW wall box. If you choose to charge the Spring Electric by a 3.7kW and a 2.3kW charger, it will take up to 8.5 hours and 14 hours, respectively, to charge to 100 per cent. 

    The Spring Electric will go on sale in the European markets by March 2021. Renault is also expected to launch an electric version of the Kwid in India and it could be the rebadged version of the Dacia Spring Electric. The Kwid EV is expected to go on sale in India by 2022. 


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    He is an automobile engineer who likes to write. A born Tifosi, he follows Formula 1and likes to keep up with upcoming technologies in the world of cars. 

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