E-Leclerc does not keep its promises with the Dacia Spring


The official launch of the Dacia Spring rental offer at E-Leclerc was given on March 30 by Luca de Meo, CEO of Groupe Renault, and Michel-Edouard Leclerc, Chairman of the strategic committee of the E.Leclerc centers, within the Orly store (91) which exhibited on this occasion no less than 12 vehicles.

The two partners had planned the launch of this offer “exclusively, from March 1, 2021, at an accessibility price never before reached”, they asserted. The project is a little late, but it is not too late to do well.

The Spring, with 230 km (305 km in the city), is offered at 5 euros / day and 0.2 euros per km. It is more expensive than renting a Twingo (4 euros / day and 0.14 euro per km) or a Micra (5 euros / day and 0.15 euros per km)… However, the fuel consumption makes the difference: while the thermal vehicle must be returned with the same level of fuel, the electric vehicle must be returned to it with 60% of its charge (and not with an empty battery as other rental companies propose).

A day with 100 km traveled, fuel included (5 liters of gasoline), costs around 25 euros with the Twingo, or as much as with the Spring. If you exceed 100 km with the Spring, you will have to find a terminal and take the time to charge. The E-Leclerc store in Orly did not wish to inform us of the additional cost in the event of an empty battery, nor the E-Leclerc communication department.

The E.Leclerc centers have placed an order for 3,000 Dacia Spring (as well as 1,000 Zoé) which will gradually be offered in the brand’s 510 rental points. The Zoe is billed at 8 euros / day and 0.27 euros / km, or double a Spring.

Since the beginning of the year, Dacia has registered 350 Spring, divided between the E.Leclerc centers and its distribution network which offers it on trial since March 20, spring day (in homage to its English name). Customers can pre-order it before placing their firm order in early June for delivery in the fall. His first prize starts at 12,403 euros, bonus deducted (16,990 euros before bonus).

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