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Dacia Spring

Dacia Spring EV priced from just £14,995

The Dacia Spring will have a launch price from just £14,995, making it the UK’s most affordable new electric car by a margin of thousands of pounds.

The price also places Dacia’s all-electric supermini comfortably inside the UK’s top 10 most affordable new cars, regardless of how they are powered.

The five-door supermini debuts in the UK with a choice of mid-range Expression or top-of-the-range Extreme trim levels and offers a range of up to 137 miles (WLTP mixed cycle) or 186 miles (WLTP urban cycle).

The Spring comes with a choice of a 45 hp, or a more powerful 65 hp motor, which, coupled with its lightweight design that makes it the only fully electric car in Europe under one tonne, ensures good performance around town and on the open road. Using its 7kW charger, the compact 26.8 kWh battery can be charged from 20% to 100% on a suitable domestic outlet in less than 11 hours, or in just four hours on a 7kW wall box.

Starting from Expression trim, available with the Electric 45 or 65 powertrain, standard equipment includes a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, height-adjustable 3-spoke steering wheel, Media Control system with USB port, speed limiter, cruise control, steering wheel mounted controls, central locking with remote control, electric front windows, rear parking sensors, 12V socket, manual air conditioning and 15-inch wheels (only on Electric 65).

The Extreme trim, exclusively paired to the Electric 65 powertrain, adds copper interior and exterior finishes, electric mirrors and rear windows, the Media Nav Live multimedia system with 10-inch centre screen, two USB ports and wireless connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus a bi-directional charger allowing you to use the Spring as a power source for external appliances.

The standard specification is further bolstered with the addition of new ADAS which meet the latest European Global Safety Regulation 2 (GSR2) safety standards. These include an advanced emergency braking system (with vehicle, pedestrian, cyclist, and motorcycle detection), traffic sign recognition with speed alert, rear park assist, emergency stop signal, lane change alert, lane keep assist, driver attention warning, and emergency call (eCall). Dacia has included a ‘My Safety’ button for rapid access to their preferred and personalised ADAS settings.

The Spring offers the best storage volume in its class and betters the segment standard. In fact, such is its luggage carrying capability – up to 1,004 litres with the rear seats folded down – it offers space on par with many vehicles in the segment above, with nearly 31 litres of storage space throughout the cabin.

Prices for the Dacia Spring are £14,995 for the Expression Electric 45, £15,995 for the Expression Electric 65, and £16,995 for the Extreme Electric 65.

Customers pre-ordering the Spring can choose from a complimentary £250 charge pass or the same amount towards accessories or a home charger.

The Dacia Spring will arrive in the UK in October. 

Since the original Dacia Spring was introduced in 2021, it has already found homes with more than 140,000 customers. It is widely credited with democratising EV ownership throughout Europe. Following its success in other markets – it was the third most sold electric car to retail customers in 2022 and 2023 – Spring was confirmed for the UK last year, arriving in 2024 as an all-new, enhanced version with significant improvements in design and equipment.