In Europe, the production of cars with internal combustion engines (ICE) will stop by 2035. Dacia has hinted that they will produce low-cost cars with traditional engines for as long as European legislation allows. This was reported on September 22 by Autobild magazine.
The release of traditional cars under the brand name Dacia will be a kind of counterbalance to Renault’s all-electric strategy, the publication notes.
According to experts, starting from 2035, new cars with diesel or gasoline engines will no longer be registered in Europe. According to MEPs, even cars with neutral synthetic fuels (eFuels) have no future.
At the same time, inexpensive Dacia cars should be equipped with internal combustion engines for as long as possible, the company noted.
“Everyone has to play their part. Renault is aiming to become a champion in electric motors, which comes with risks,” said Denis Le Vot, CEO of Dacia. Dacia does not want to say goodbye to fossil fuels as a means of propulsion until 2035, while Renault wants to switch to fully electric cars in 2030.
On September 21, Mitsubishi introduced the second-generation ASX crossover. The car, with the exception of some nuances, is a copy of the Renault Captur crossover. The novelty will be produced at the Spanish plant Renault. From the “French” ASX differs only in a different grille and nameplates. For the sake of saving on development, the company’s engineers did not even begin to change the hood panel and front bumper. In terms of technology, ASX also repeats Captur, which means that the new model will not have all-wheel drive.