The electrification of the automotive industry seems inevitable at this point. Virtually every car manufacturer invests huge sums in new technologies. Even companies that sell cars in a single market want to move into battery-powered vehicles.
Lada is among the latest companies to join this trend. However, its first electric vehicle is not yet ready, but there is now a prototype that previews the future e-Largus, informs Motor1.com.
The old Dacia Logan MCV is transformed into the first Lada electric vehicle
Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, AvtoVAZ, the company that owns Lada, has had huge difficulties in producing and delivering new cars. Recently, the company resumed the production of the Granta model, although without ABS, airbags and other equipment.
For its new project, Lada is venturing into an area where it has virtually no experience, presenting what is believed to be a working electric prototype.
You will certainly recognize in the design of the e-Largus another model based on the previous generation Dacia Logan MCV. This vehicle is based on the B0 platform of the Renault-Dacia group, launched in 2004 and which is also on the first generation Dacia Duster, Nissan Kicks, Mahindra Verito Vibe and Lada Xray.
The Russians want to build a “new” electric car based on the Logan launched more than 15 years ago
The architecture is largely unchanged for the electric Largus, and the batteries are rumored to be installed inside the floor. It is also speculated that fast charging will be possible via a CCS port.
Unfortunately, Lada does not disclose e-Largus technical specifications. However, Russian media reports that it will be offered in five- and seven-seat passenger versions, as well as a cargo van. According to some sources, the autonomy could reach up to 400 kilometers.
Lada has officially confirmed that next year it will launch several prototypes for tests. For now, it is not known when the e-Largus will hit the assembly lines. Given the few details revealed by the brand, it wouldn’t be surprising if a market launch were scheduled for 2024 at the earliest.