Over the next decade, most carmakers will embrace electric propulsion and give up conventional, internal combustion engines. Dacia will do the same, but there are still some important questions related to the transformation.
Dacia is a Renault company, and the changes of direction come from France when we talk about the future of the Mioveni manufacturer. For this reason, it is interesting to note that the head of the French giant sees the transition to electrification as inevitable. At the same time, try to provide assurances that regardless of a few new or old models will embrace electric propulsion, the change will not be reflected in price increases, price changes.
Dacia electrification, after Renault
Renault’s plan is to sell electric cars exclusively in Europe by 2030. The statement was made by the group’s general manager, Luca de Meo, a few days ago. This carries forward the initial ambition to sell 90% of electric vehicles. “Dacia will follow, and the electrification will be done so that we will not increase the prices”, added the Renault boss.
As for the actual engines that we will see on Dacia, most likely, they will come from the Renault – Nissan – Mitsubishi alliance. As a reference, Renault and Nissan have had a partnership since 1999. This translates into Renault owning 44.3% of Nissan’s shares, while Nissan controls a 15% stake in French shares, even though it has no voting rights. within the group. The Renault-Nissan alliance was expanded in 2016 to include Mitsubishi, making it one of the world’s largest automakers.
Currently, most investments in the Renault – Nissan – Mitsubishi alliance are made for the joint development of electric vehicles. To this end, over € 20 billion will be invested over the next five years and five common platforms will be set up for around 30 battery-powered electric models.