The sub-brand Dacia, owned by Renault, plans to introduce electric versions of their popular models until 2023. According to the head of the brand Philippe Bureau, by that time the cost of electrical components will decrease, which will allow Dacia to offer hybrids at competitive prices.
Moderate and rechargeable hybrids Dacia “inherit” technology-electric Renault models. Philip the Bureau stressed that the transition to gasoline-electric powertrain should not deter the target audience of the brand, so between the Dacia and Renault will be at least twenty percent difference in price.
Top Manager Dacia believes that the electrification of the budget models imminent, but today the hybrid “appendage” cost to the consumer, 1000-1500 Euro, and for clients of the firm this increase may become critical. Therefore, the Romanian company will switch to electrified engines as late as possible.
Probably the first “pure” electric vehicles Dacia is Renault, the European analogue of the K-ZE for the Chinese market. In China eco-friendly subcompact crossover valued at 61 800 yuan, and in terms of the single European currency price starts at 8,000 euros.
In an interview with Automotive News Europe Philip, the Bureau noted that in the near future, the Dacia should not wait for Autonomous driving technologies, system lane control or adaptive cruise control. The specialist said that these options will be included in the list of equipment as soon as it becomes mandatory for European safety standards.