Duster manufacturer, Dacia may venture into low cost EV market
Renault‘s Romanian budget brand, Dacia, who is credited with the Duster, (Renault’s best selling car in 2013) could introduce an affordable electric vehicle provided demand for electric vehicles continues to grow. This future development was announced by Renault CEO, Carlos Ghosn who also says that EVs will account for about 10% of new car sales in Europe by 2020.
Ghosn also expects the EV market to grow notably which will bring down prices of batteries while prices of cars will also be reduced. The Volkswagen e-Up!, e-Golf and BMW’s new i3 electric vehicles are expected to play a major part to initiate further development in this area while also at the same time raising interest of buyers to this segment of vehicles in the future.