A 0-100 km/h time of 15 seconds makes the Dacia Spring Electric one of the world’s slowest electric vehicles

Once upon a time, electric vehicles were incredibly slow, and many drivers avoided them simply because they took forever to accelerate from 0 to 60. Since then, Tesla and other automakers have proven that it’s not no need to give up speed to save the planet with an electric vehicle.

However, not all automakers have gotten the memo that electric cars can go fast, and there are electric vehicles on the road that are incredibly slow. The Dacia Spring Electric is perhaps the slowest of them all, and the time it takes to go from 0 to 60 is very depressing.

Dacia Spring Electric specs aren’t great

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The Dacia Spring Electric gets a total output of 33 kW (45 PS), according to the Electric vehicle database. Torque is rated at 125 nm or 92 lb-ft.

Speed ​​is nothing to brag about, as the Dacia Spring tops out at 125 km/h or 77 mph. Since Germany is famous for the autobahn, which has many stretches of autobahn without speed limits, you probably don’t want to drive the Dacia Spring EV there.

Fortunately, the charging time does not take long compared to other electric vehicles. It takes about 5 hours to go from a discharged battery to a fully charged Dacia Spring Electric. That’s largely thanks to a charging speed of 36 kilometers per hour of range.

While all of this isn’t exactly amazing, it isn’t terrible either. So why aren’t some reviewers really enthusiastic about the Dacia Spring?

You can’t follow the Dacia Spring

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So how fast can the Dacia Spring go? It will take you about 15 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph. Not only is it incredibly slow, but according to the Electric Vehicle Database, it’s literally the slowest EV on the market right now.

To put that into perspective, the Tesla Model S Plaid takes 2.1 seconds to do the same thing. The Porsche Taycan Turbo S takes 2.8 seconds, the Ford Mach-E takes 3.5 seconds if you opt for the GT Performance Edition and the Tesla Model 3 takes 6.1 seconds. The second slowest vehicle on the list is the Peugeot e-Traveller Long 75 kWh, which takes 14.3 seconds. It’s not exactly exhilarating levels of speed, but compared to the Dacia Spring Electric it might feel like it.

So why would you buy a Dacia Spring EV when it is so slow compared to other vehicles? It all comes down to how much you are willing to spend.

There are a few redeeming factors for the Spring Electric

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For some drivers, it’s not just about speed. Seriously. Sometimes it’s more about range, price and what’s currently available in a specific market. Although the Dacia Spring Electric is far from perfect, it manages to tick all three categories.

According Inside electric vehicles, the price is more than affordable for a new vehicle. In France, it can be purchased for €16,990 or $17,911.88. When you add government incentives to go electric, the price drops to €12,403 or $13,075.99.

The range is also very good for anyone living in the city. You can travel 305 km (189 miles) on a single charge. However, the weather will play a part in this range.

According to the Electric Vehicle Database, in cold weather you can expect 170 km or 105 miles. If the weather is mild, this increases to 265 km or 164 miles. It’s no wonder when you have vehicles that can go over 300 miles without having to stop to recharge, but given the price difference between the two, it makes the Dacia Spring EV very appealing to anyone who are on a budget and want to go green.

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