Dacia Spring was tested for moose. Surprisingly, the electric budget car was able to complete the tests at 77 km / h.
This was not a flawless endeavor because the Romanian small electric car tends to oversteer when pushed to its limits. However, once the driver learned how to do it, he managed to steer it between the cones without hitting a single one. An increase in the initial speed above 77 km / h made the car unmanageable.
The first electric car of the Romanian brand uses a 44 hp electric motor. and 125 Nm. It is powered by a 27.4 kWh battery, which gives it a range of 305 km in urban conditions in the WLTP test cycle.
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h can hardly be called a sprint, as it takes 19.1 seconds. The maximum speed is 125 km / h.
Have other electric vehicles passed the test? Some did, some didn’t. First off, the Honda e has a top muzzle speed of 75 km / h, which means it fell short of Km77 standards. The SEAT Mii Electric is not doing as well as the Tesla Model X, whose best attempt was recorded at 70 km / h.
The Porsche Taycan Turbo S also struggled with the test, but after several unsuccessful attempts, it passed it at a speed of 78 km / h. The evasion maneuver posed absolutely no threat to the Tesla Model 3 as it completed it with an initial speed of 83 km / h.
Read also that the updated Dacia Logan and Sandero Stepway received a “two” for crash tests in 2021. Updated foreign cars failed testing and earned only 2 stars.