How he looks: in Natura much smaller than it suggests. These show a seemingly veritable mini-SUV, whose actual brevity of 3.73 meters, but at best, justifies the classification “micro”. A Renault Twingo hardly measures less. So you have to do it with an electric power car that sees its field of application especially in the city. Sympathetic and chic, Dacias Electric Cityindians looks all, especially if the “Comfort Plus” standard “look” package for the better variant of “Comfort Plus” accents on the roof rail, the outside mirrors and the flanks are pinselt.

Incidentally, the Spring was originally developed for the Indian market, where he means “kwid” and drives with fuel. The electrification took place in China, the production takes over Dongfeng.

As it is set up: Premium ambience is not expected for as little money, a lot of hard plastic should hardly surprise him, just as little as the fact that the inside of the tailgate shows the pure sheet metal. But a certain homeliness produce the seats related seats and the decorative elements in orange, which – look – look – the look package – in the interior.

Simple and functional it goes to the spring, the digital driver instructor provides clearly the most important basics loading level, range, mileage and speed. A scale with the cute name “Econometer” also clarifies the question of whether the battery – when delayed – is loaded or whether it supplies power to the drive. For technology package – at “Comfort Plus” also as standard – the infotainment “Media Nav Evolution” with 7-inch touchscreen, smartphone connection, rear view camera and a rather easy-knitted Navi. After all, it helps finding charging stations, on the info on their fast chargers you should not necessarily leave.

To start, the key according to the old custom must be rotated in the “ignition lock”, a start button does not exist. The engagement of the driving steps, however, takes place in modern manner via a round knob – more later. With a lighting for the glove compartment, the spring can not serve, not with a height adjustment and heating option for steering wheel and seats. At the same time, seat and steering wheel heating at the electric car are anything but decadent luxury – they ensure heat without being able to be filled for consumption intensive interior temporary.

Cockpit in Spring: The basics are on board. Manufacturer

How much space he has: The Spring is a small car, its dimensions set appropriate limits to the room offer, especially in the rear area, which is at best for children a reasonable place of residence. The two-seat back seat can only be folded up one piece, but creates more space in (unlit) trunk, which grows from 270 to 1100 liters. Speaking of trunk: In the case of our test trolley, the tailgate has repeatedly hooked when unlocking and so worshiped for annoyance – until we have learned to simultaneously press the buttons and to grasp the recess provided for opening.

What drives him: An electric motor with just 33 kW / 44 hp. Even with the battery, Dacia leaves modesty, its capacity is limited to narrow 27.4 kWh. On the other hand, the saving kilos – with 1045 kilograms, the Spring occurs as a veritable featherweight, especially for e-auto ratios.

Where is “P”? The park stage is not intended. When parking in “n”, the handbrake must be tightened. Manufacturer

The starting process is done, as described, via rotation in the “ignition lock”. However, the liberating green “OK” light lights up in the display if at the same time the automatic regulator is “N” and the handbrake is tightened. What we are already at the driving steps: “P” for parking is not available, and also the letter “B” as an indication for a recuperation mode is awarded.

As he moves: The immediate, extra powerful start, which novels many e-cars does not conveys the spring, accordingly long – 19.1 seconds – takes the standard sprint from 0 to 100. Nevertheless: because the herd The 44-horse does not have to put much weight in motion, the little Dacia must come from the spot, in city traffic, he has always effortlessly with and tailors themselves with his mini-turning circle (9.5 meters) are also in small parklasses. On the highway is 125 km / h. What is called a full throwing in the burning world forbids the worried view of the reach but otherwise. If the same is in a questionable extent, the eco-driving mode should help, he throttles the engine power on 31 hp, but has only five potential kilometers from our test car. In case of doubt, that can be crucial, of course, to get to the saving charging station.

A miracle of driving comfort is not the spring, rather bumpy, he takes impurities such as channel cover under the narrow wheels, and also the word “driving dynamics” you do not really tap into the keyboard, especially as the steering acts smoothly and later windows with the small stromer lightweight Game has.

Driving assistant Saves the Spring largely – one sees once of a speed limiter and a emergency brake assistant. That the only cars, not pedestrians or cyclists recognizes, has been one of the reasons for poor performance at the Euro NCAP crash test – only one of five possible stars has brought the Spring there.

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In the city at home: With a practical range of about 160 kilometers, the Spring is not a stromer for the long distance. Dacia

How far he comes: The small battery does not allow high expectations to reach. 230 kilometers, the datasheet faces views, in winter cold around freezing and up to a maximum of seven degrees, we made only about 150 to 160 kilometers in real life. A little more is in pure city traffic. And probably even with milder temperatures.

How much he consumes: on average 18.2 kWh / 100 km. Analogous to the range, this is significantly more than the standard (13.9 kWh) identifies.

How to load: Dacia also drives a savings program during the store. On the AC charging station or -wallbox, the Spring uses only single-phase and with up to 3.7 kW – this is otherwise with the only part-time plug-in hybrids standard. Once “full refinements” therefore relatively long for eight and a half hours. In parallel, Dacia offers the option of a CCS quick loader. The 700 Euro Extra should take the customer in hand – 30 kW speed-current charging power are not the world, but at least the loading time can be shortened to a narrow hour.

Charging connection: He sits in front, but charging columns can thus be driven conveniently frontally. Manufacturer

The charging port is seated behind the barbecue, which is unlocked over a train grip in the driver’s footwell. In the absence of lighting, this is connected in the dark with some fumb.

What he offers: That’s explained quickly. The basic model “Comfort” includes radio with Bluetooth handsfree, speed limiter, air conditioning, electric windows and electrically adjustable exterior mirrors as standard, in the trunk is a fashion 3 charging cable for the wallbox. The Spring on “Comfort Plus” level dives Dacia in Metalliclack and gives it in addition to the mentioned technical and look packages seat pads in black leather optics and a full spare wheel. The CCS charging port is only available in conjunction with the better equipment variant.

What he costs: The Dacia Spring is advertised as Germany’s most favorable electric car. From 20,490 euros he stands in the price list, minus the environmental premium remain 10,920 euros. The Comfort Plus drives from 21,790 euros, subsidized from 12,220 euros.

The battery gives Dacia eight years or 120,000 kilometers warranty.

What we mean: What the Dacia Spring is what he can and what not – this all has to be evaluated against the background of the almost unbeatable low price. So if you do not seek electric car for the long distances, but a seasonal short distance strainer; Who is also ready to engage in one or the other weakness, which is well served with the electrical micro-SUV and above all very favorable.

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The data of the Dacia Spring

Performance 33 kW / 44 HP at 3000 – 8200 / min, max. Torque 125 nm at 500 – 2500 / min. Battery type Lithium ions, Capacity 27.4 kW / h. Charging connection Type 2 (single-phase, up to 3.7 kW) and CCS (up to 30 kW). Lace 125 km / h, Acceleration 0 to 100 km / h in 19.1 sec. Range WLTP 230 km. Standard consumption 13.9 kWh / 100 km, Test consumption 18.2 kWh. CO2 emission 0 g / km, Energy efficiency class A +. length 3.73 m, width 1.58 m without, 1.77 with outside mirrors, height 1.51 m, trunk 290 – 1100 l. Empty weight 1045 kg, Permissible total weight 1300 kg. Automatic 1-speed gearbox, front drive. Price from 20,490 euros.