“For the UK, we will make a final decision at the end of this year or early January at the latest.”

The Spring went on sale in France in early 2021, priced at €12,403 after that country’s generous EV incentives. A the commercial two-seat variant will be introduced in 2022.

This minimum price, equivalent to £10,630, positions the Spring alongside a mid-range conventionally powered Sandero in terms of cost.

The French government currently offers a subsidy to buyers of EVs under €45,000 amounting to 27% of the purchase cost, including taxes, and an additional €2,500 if the EV is purchased in exchange for scrapping the vehicle. an older ICE car.

Two trim levels are available: Comfort, which includes air conditioning, a 3.5-inch multimedia screen with Bluetooth, USB port and fabric upholstery as standard, and Comfort Plus, which adds a 7.0-inch infotainment screen. 0-inch with smartphone mirroring, a style pack orange themed interior and metallic exterior paint.

The Chinese-made Spring is initially offered across mainland Europe, with car-sharing company Zity as its main customer.

Previewed by a concept in 2019 and based on parent company Renault’s Chinese-market City K-ZE, the Spring was designed for use in urban areas as both passenger and freight – the latter for last mile deliveries. It uses an electric motor that produces 44 hp and 92 lb ft, powered by a 26.8 kWh battery.

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Source: www.autocar.co.uk
This notice was published: 2022-05-24 23:01:00

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