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They'd have to pay me a lot more that $8.50 an hour to contemplate any form of autonomous driving!!! As far as I'm concerned that would be worse than employing a robot to satisfy the wife!! :-D

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No, no, Mick. They're proposing that you pay... :?

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If you live in Germany you can walk out of a virtual showroom with a Dacia Spring Comfort Plus for €12,220 after a bit of German State assistance. Orders being taken now for the higher spec model which is a pretty disappointing price point in Germany without the grant at €21,790. Likely to be delivered from Autumn 2021 in Germany.

Previously announced Prices for France here

All new DACIA Spring: Prices (France)


Should suck up most of the production before anyone else gets a go.

If it does wash up in the UK That would be a price point of £18,700 ish and UK Plug in grant is currently £2,500 so likely around £16,200 after UK incentives. Slightly disruptive if there is enough of them, but no Great wall Ora or Wuling Hongguang Mini EV.

https://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/ ... ra#p683129

https://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/ ... 69#p682869

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Stellantis really getting into gear 3 New Electric Vehicles, and wrestling their disparate stable of brands into a cohesive whole...(or not)

Citroen e-Belingo
Peugeot Rifter
Opel e-combo

No need for 3 pictures though just imagine a different badge.
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Anyone for a Prius? Needs a T-Cut and some new tyres! :-D
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Interesting two-tone.

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Try this SAIC/GM colaboration. First test drive from Fully Charged.

It also has nice simple things like a key to open the door and an old school handbrake. It has a lower range than a TESLA, and would take a very long time to get from Lands end to John O'Groats. It only has a slow charger, 6 hours to recharge...but yes you would do that at home and it is a City car. The 13.8 kWh Larger battery option gives 170 miles range. It does an impressive 8.1kWh/100km (7.6miles/kWh) better than virtually any EV you care to name.

The version now does have airbags and air conditioning.



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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
18 Jun 2021, 10:17
Try this SAIC/GM colaboration. First test drive from Fully Charged.

It also has nice simple things like a key to open the door and an old school handbrake. It has a lower range than a TESLA, and would take a very long time to get from Lands end to John O'Groats. It only has a slow charger, 6 hours to recharge...but yes you would do that at home and it is a City car. The 1.8 kWh Larger battery option gives 170 miles range. It does an impressive 8.1kWh/100km (7.6miles/kWh) better than virtually any EV you care to name.

The version now does have airbags and air conditioning.



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I think you've missed a critical "3" out there Neil!! :-D
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That's better! :-D

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mickthemaverick wrote:
18 Jun 2021, 10:42
I think you've missed a critical "3" out there Neil!! :-D
Yes I've corrected it now. The Version driven has the larger 13.8kWh battery :-D

Couldn't agree more with the comments of the presenter.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
18 Jun 2021, 10:50

Couldn't agree more with the comments of the presenter.

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Nor me, it looks like a cracking entry to the leccy car market. I don't mind the plastic from aestetic viewpoint, admittedly not great environmentally but no real issue. The only thing I'd like added is central locking because I am so used to it I would probably end up leaving the passenger door and hatch unlocked!! I'd definitely go for one if I could fit that!! :-D

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I have a feeling that we could get two of them in the garage, so one on charge and one on the road would be the way to go at that price!! :-D

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mickthemaverick wrote:
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Anyone for a Prius? Needs a T-Cut and some new tyres! :-D
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Our local Toyota dealer had several of those parked up a year or so back, looking just like that, the result of battery fires.

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