The Dacia Sandero is one of the most affordable cars in Europe, offering a spacious interior, a comfortable ride, and a reliable performance for a low price. But what if you want to save even more money on fuel and reduce your carbon footprint? Well, you might be in luck because Dacia plans to release an electric version of the Sandero in five years.
According to a report by Electrive.com, Dacia's parent company Renault has confirmed that it is working on an electric platform for its low-cost brand, which will be used to produce an electric Sandero by 2027. The platform will be based on the CMF-B architecture that underpins the current Sandero but with modifications to accommodate an electric powertrain.
The Dacia Sandero electric car is expected to have a range of around 200 km (124 miles) on a single charge, which is enough for most urban and suburban drivers. It will also benefit from the same features and equipment that make the Sandero a popular choice among value-conscious customers, such as LED headlights, a touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, and various safety systems.
The best part is that the electric Sandero will not break the bank. Dacia is known for its low prices, and the electric Sandero will be no exception. According to Autocar, Dacia's CEO Denis Le Vot has said that the Dacia Sandero electric car will cost around 15,000 euros ($17,250) in Europe, which is significantly cheaper than most electric cars on the market. For comparison, the Renault Zoe, which is also based on the CMF-B platform, costs around 23,000 euros ($26,450) in Europe.
The Dacia Sandero electric car will also be cheaper to run than a conventional petrol or diesel car, thanks to lower maintenance costs and tax incentives. Moreover, it will help drivers reduce their environmental impact by emitting zero tailpipe emissions and using less energy than a combustion engine.