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The £15k electric supermini is HERE! – 2024 Dacia Spring FIRST LOOK |

The £15k electric supermini is HERE! - 2024 Dacia Spring FIRST LOOK |

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The Dacia Spring will become the most affordable electric car on sale in the UK and it’s great to see that it’s made a big leap forward in terms of design, desirability and quality.

The first-generation Dacia Spring was a car we wanted to love, but it came with some pretty big flaws in terms of quality and refinement which let it down. But Dacia seems to have fixed those flaws to come up with a fun, affordable electric car with a new look and a nicer interior. It will be the cheapest new electric car on sale in Britain when it arrives in the UK and while you aren’t getting the levels of equipment or space you’ll find in more expensive rivals, we think it should be on your list.

In the UK we’ll be getting just one battery size and at 26.8 kWh it’s about half the size of the Vauxhall Corsa Electric’s and quite a bit smaller than the 44 kWh battery you’ll find in the Citroen e-C3. As Dacia is focused on keeping the Spring as light as possible – it’s less than half the weight of a VW ID.3 – Dacia claims it will cover over 137 miles of official WLTP range on a full charge. That’s more than the Mazda MX-30, which has a larger battery pack. You’ll be able to get the most out of your range as the Spring is fitted with regenerative braking for the first time, which feeds precious energy normally lost through braking back into the car’s battery.

The Spring has a slow 7kW on-board charger, and a charge from a home wallbox will take four hours. Dacia says many owners will opt to use a three-pin socket to charge, which takes 11 hours; and in Europe there will be the option of a socket booster which uses a more robust three pin which can charge at 3.2kW rather than the usual 2.3 and sees the time cut to around 7 hours – expect to see a similar piece of kit on offer in the UK.

A 30 kW DC charger enables fast(ish) charging from 20% to 80% in 45 minutes, This is standard on the two more powerful models on sale in the UK, but won’t be on offer – even as an option – on the entry level 45 version. The charging flap is nicely located in the centre at the front of the car and a vehicle-to-load adaptor, which allows you to charge up other things from your car – like an e-bike, or vacuum cleaner (should you want to spring clean your Spring) – is fitted as standard on the top of the range Extreme spec.

Join Ginny as she takes a first look around the car that is set to set a new benchmark for affordability when it arrives later this year.


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