The Dacia Spring is Europe’s cheapest electric car. In France, starts at about €17,000, but after generous government grants, the price tag falls to about €12,500 (around CDN$18,000 or USD$14,200 or £10,500).
There is almost zero chance Renault will bring the Dacia Spring to North America. Shame, really. A cheap EV like this would be a hit here.
More than three-quarters – 78 percent – of UK drivers want in-car technology that they deem as being useful in making life easier and more comfortable on the road, instead of high-end features that cause confusion and inevitably increase the cost of their new car.
The research by Dacia, a brand of the Renault Group, has revealed that 76 percent of car users think that too much technology in a vehicle can be distracting, while 61 percent would rather have a more affordable car with just the technology they actually use, instead of paying for pricier extras found on more expensive models that are hardly utilized.
For drivers that have a long list of technological features on their own car, around a third think that there are too many fitted in the first place, while 69 percent think that in-car technology has become too complicated.