Dacia will debut it's first $8,600 low cost electric car

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    Dacia will debut it's first $8,600 low cost electric car



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    February 19, 2020 08:49 AM

    PARIS -- Renault's budget brand, Dacia, will preview its first full-electric vehicle at the Geneva auto show on March 3.
    The Dacia "urban city car" will be launched in 2021-22, Renault told analysts on Feb. 14 when the automaker published its 2019 financial results.

    Dacia and Renault executives did not provide further details ahead of the show, but motoring press reports said it will be a version of the City K-ZE electric car that is produced and sold in China by Renault and its Chinese joint venture partners. The City K-ZE is sold in China for about 8,000 euros.

    Dacia does not currently have any electrified vehicles in its low-cost lineup, which is based on older technology from Renault Group. The brand is included in Renault's emissions pool, but its vehicles have relatively high CO2 emissions because the brand does not have hybrids or other expensive electrified drivetrains.

    A report from analyst Evercore ISI last year found that Dacia had the most ground to make up among mass-market brands to lower its 2018 emissions to 2020 European Union target levels.

    Dacia executives have said that any electric car in its lineup must be affordable and priced significantly less than the Renault Zoe electric car, former Renault CEO Thierry Bollore said at the 2019 Frankfurt auto show that Renault was working on an electric vehicle that would sell for 10,000 euros ($10,700) in Europe.
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    Not a bad price $10,700 for a bare bones Dacia EV base model in Europe that should sell very well when it arrives. Dacia assembled with the lowest cost base workforce in Europe based in Romania. A very reasonable priced electric car especially when you compare it to the Tesla Model 3 that sells for 57,900 Euros ($62,500) in Germany that was No3 best selling car in Europe in December.
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    Re: Dacia will debut it's first $8,600 low cost electric car

    Here's a tidbit to put it in perspective. My in-laws live in The Villages, FL where most people get around in golf carts. A new gas powered golf cart is ~$16k and I think the electric one's started near $20k

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    This is an impressive price, no doubt, How did they pull it off at that price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    This is an impressive price, no doubt, How did they pull it off at that price?
    when most EV batteries COST more then that

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    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    when most EV batteries COST more then that
    Exactly, it could be a loss leader to meet their carbon emissions credits now that you mention it, unless they are using old school batteries like EV1

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    Exactly, it could be a loss leader to meet their carbon emissions credits now that you mention it, unless they are using old school batteries like EV1
    or only 50 KM range because "its cheap"

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    Re: Dacia will debut it's first $8,600 low cost electric car

    It's Renault. Pull up the floorboards and you'll find a bunch of carbon D cells taped together.

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    Re: Dacia will debut it's first $8,600 low cost electric car

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    This is an impressive price, no doubt, How did they pull it off at that price?
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    Exactly, it could be a loss leader to meet their carbon emissions credits now that you mention it, unless they are using old school batteries like EV1
    Why not? The customers won't know the difference. If it has an 80 mile range, for nine grand (good luck with that, unless it's being built by detained Uighurs in a classic commie slave factory, that keeps costs down) that's good enough for nine large.

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    It's Renault. Pull up the floorboards and you'll find a bunch of carbon D cells taped together.
    Ha! With "Made in Chyynnnaaahhh!" stamped on each of them.
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