The new Dacia Spring might be coming to the UK sometime soon, but it is already on sale in mainland Europe. The small all electric city car is one of the cheapest full sized electric cars on sale in Europe, at €89 a month in France with a purchase price of around £10,500 when converted.

Range is 143 miles from the 26.8kWh battery pack and 44bhp and a top speed of 78mph. Inside is a 7-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support as well as Bluetooth and a USB port. 

The Dacia Spring is based on the Renault City K-ZE EV, which is a car marketed for the Chinese market, which itself is based on the Renault Kwid, which is a traditional combustion car sold in India.

Euro NCAP have tested the new Dacia Spring and the Renault Zoe for that matter and the Spring effectively failed the test, achieving a one star safety rating. Euro NCAP said that “its performance in crash tests is downright problematic”.

The car that Euro NCAP tested had six airbags, ABS and ISOFIX for the rear seats.