While Dacia currently only offers one electric model, namely the Spring, the Romanian brand and subsidiary of Renault has just confirmed the arrival of two new electric vehicles. In fact, the Duster and Sandero will also go through the electrification box, but you’ll have to be patient, very patient, before boarding.
While Renault just unveiled the electric version of the mythical 4L at the 2022 Paris Motor Show, we know more about it the projects of Dacia, a subsidiary of Renault since 1999, in the field of electricity.
As you may know, Dacia currently only has one electric vehicle in the range: the Dacia Spring. With more than 50,000 units sold since it went on sale in March 2021, the Romanian manufacturer’s electric SUV has become one of the bestsellers in France and Europe. It must be said that its starting price, currently set at 19,290 euros, is a compelling argument.
We also know that a new version of the Dacia Spring is due to arrive in 2024. Renault Group CEO Luca de Meo confirmed this in February 2022. Well, Imagine that it will soon no longer be the brand’s only electric car.
The Sandero will return in an electric version around 2028
In fact, our colleagues from the British AutoCar site were able to speak to Denis Le Vot, the head of Dacia. First mentioned the manager the manufacturer’s desire to bring a large electric model onto the market (Remember that the Spring is only available in certain European countries). According to his words the best candidate for the position remains the Sandero.
“We can make a multi-energy car (hybrid and electric) for Dacia if needed. We are well prepared. Sooner or later we know that we need multi-energy and we can do it without any problem. There is no date yet, but the next Sandero is an ideal candidate for it.” he explains.
Dacia will use Renault technologies for its electric cars
According to him, this new version of the electric city car should not arrive the market before 2028 or 2029 at the latest. In addition, the CEO of Dacia wants to “exploit”the assets of the Renault group more broadly’ to launch this electric Sandero. In other words, The electric Sandero will be based on the Renault-Nissan CMF-BEV platform, which can already be found on the Mégane E-Tech. By using the technologies and architectures developed by Renault for its electric cars, Dacia is hoping for significant savings in development and production costs.
Finally, Denis Le Vot is also mentioned the introduction of an electric version of the Duster in 2033. We still know very little about this Mounidèle, except that it is produced in the Dacia plant in Mioveni, In Romania. From 2035, all of the brand’s vehicles will be electric to comply with the European Union’s ban on the sale of new thermal cars.
Source : Coach