DS Automobiles, inspired by its success in the Formula E Championship, has announced that all future models would be available in an electrified version in hybird or electric guise.
Currently, the company’s plan to electrify its vehicles is already underway with the arrival of DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 4×4, fitted with a hybrid (petrol-electric) drivetrain. The car boasts 300hp, and is to be followed soon with the presentation of the first 100% electric DS model at the Paris Motor Show.
The DS 7 CROSSBACK is an SUV featuring Parisian-style innovation and savoir-faire. It ushers in the second generation of DS models. DS 7 CROSSBACK is available from dedicated network, in DS Stores and DS Salons.
It all started with Formula E
As a pioneer, DS Automobiles has been committed to Formula E since its formation as a Brand (in June 2014). An avant-gardist in this electrified motor sport, it now welcomes the arrival of new, competing brands in the coming seasons. With DS E-TENSE FE 19, its new-generation single-seater developed by the teams from DS PERFORMANCE – its Motor Sport Department, it is the only French brand to be an FIA-approved manufacturer for the 2018/2019 season.
Being a true test and development environment for DS Automobiles, Formula E plays a key role in the strategy for the electrification of its models: the knowledge and experience of electric technology gained is and will be used on its series cars, now and in the coming years.
The DS 7 CrossBack E-Tense
DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 4×4 will have its first official outing in the fall of 2019. It will offer four-wheel drive, 300hp and a 30-mile driving range in zero emission mode (WLTP drive cycle). Starting with DS 7 CROSSBACK, all future DS models will have electrified versions.
This is why DS Automobiles will be proud to present its first 100% electric DS model at the forthcoming 2018 Paris Motor Show. Following on from this momentum, starting in 2025, every new DS model will be available only in electrified versions (either hybrid or 100% electric, or both).
Edited: DS Automobiles