DS E-Tense

Electric and Hybrid cars by DS

​Learn about the DS E-tense range which includes: the electric DS3 Crossback E-Tense and DS7 Crossback E-tense 4x4 plug-in hybrid.

Cars in the range 

DS 3 Crossback E-Tense

The E-Tense is an elegant and modern EV that offers and exhilarating performance.

This 100% electric DS 3 Crossback E-Tense is a refined and technically advanced car however this has no impact on the practicality and space in this car. With a driving range of up to 200 miles (according to the WLTP* cycle) and the ability to recharge the battery to 80% in 30 minutes.

In this 100% electric car, driving at a consistent speed maintains range. You can prioritise eco-driving with three drive modes accessed via the selector.

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DS 7 Crossback E-Tense

The DS 7 Crossback E-Tense is a Plug-in hybrid with 3 power units, a turbocharged petrol engine and two electric motors. This 4x4 plug-in hybrid elegantly stands out thanks to many individual design features that show it to be modern and high performance.

Perfect for a commute, This Plug-in Hybrid has a 36 miles range (WLTP).

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DS Electric and Hybrid FAQs

Which vehicles in the DS range are electrified?

Currently available in the DS Electric range is the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense and DS 7 Crossback E-Tense. However DS is committed to have all vehicles launched from 2019 to have a choice of an internal combustion engine, and either a full electric or plug-in Hybrid. From 2025 DS want to step away from conventional combustion engines and launch electric vehicles only.

What if electric isn’t right for me?

For every electric car in the DS Range there is also a Petrol and Diesel version of this car meaning if electric isn't for you you can still go for the car you love. You won't have to compromise on the size or style of vehicle you want in order to be more environmentally focused, and can select the drivetrain which works best for you.

What is the cost of charging an electric vehicle?

This all depends on where you choose to charge your electric vehicle. Some public charging point are free however some have variable prices.

Average UK electricity cost (according to google) is 12.5p per kWh
DS electric vehicles have a 50kW battery
A full charge would cost 12.5p x 50 = £6.25.
If drive your DS EV the WLTP range of 217 miles, this equates to 2.8p per mile.

Does battery performance degrade with age?

A little battery degradation is expected however it is minimal. DS cover the vehicle to 70% of its original capacity over 8 years. This is significantly better that the UK government Plug In Grant requirement of 70% over 5 years, so shows clear confidence in DS battery performance and longevity.

Can I rent a battery?

DS do not offer battery rental. The battery is included in the price of the DS EV vehicle purchased but you will have full confidence of an 8 year, 100,000 miles warranty.

Can DS EVs tow?

The current range of DS electric vehicles cannot tow.

What if something goes wrong? Aren’t batteries expensive to replace?

DS understand the cost of batteries which is why we offer exceptionally long battery warranty. For the first 8 years or 100,000 miles your battery will be covered by a manufacturer’s warranty subject to the standard Ts&Cs, such as having your vehicle serviced at the right time.The warranty stays with the vehicle which means its fully transferable to a new owner. The costs of batteries has also decreased very significantly over the past 8 years, and will continue to do so over time. This is due to reduced costs of raw materials and also because batteries no longer need to be recycled (at cost to the manufacturer) but can be repurposed for uses such energy storage.

What is the cost of an EV compared to a conventional vehicle?

The initial purchase of an electric vehicle is more expensive than buying a conventional car however the running costs of EVs is much lower. As well as this EV owners often receive tax benefits and other incentives. So for many peoples usage cycles this balances out over the period of ownership of the volume. Therefore it is encouraged that all customers assess the Total Cost of Ownership of vehicles, rather than initial purchase price.

Quick Charging Charging to 80% in 30 minutes
Electric and Hybrid 2 models in the range
EV Tax benefits Enjoy an environmental bonus