Budget car manufacturer Dacia has said it will start selling electrified cars as soon as customers and legislation demands them.
Dacia currently produces some of the most affordable new cars on the market, and a low-cost electric vehicle would likely prove popular among customers who think such cars are too expensive.
Speaking to Autocar magazine, Dacia brand boss Jean-Christophe Kugler said that the “situation is moving fast”, adding that the firm was in a good position to adapt because of its place in the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.
“The advantage of being in a big industrial group is that we can move fast”Jean-Christophe Kugler
Dacia would most likely need to acquire a new platform to facilitate such a move, but Kugler claimed the company was in a position to adapt quickly to changing requirements.
He told the motoring magazine: “The advantage of being in a big industrial group is that we can move fast, because the technology we require already exists.
“Even in this changing situation, we are able to plan several years ahead – and for some situations we can update our plans even at six to 12 months’ notice.
“As a group, we see this change as a big opportunity, and I don’t think Dacia needs to think any differently to that.”