At the Paris Formula E Grand Prix, DS revealed all its production models will feature electrified powertrains from 2025 onwards. The announcement follows DS's recent unveiling of the all-electric DS X E-Tense concept, its vision of the car of 2035.
Each new DS model produced from 2025 onwards will be electrified to some extent, taking the form of either a hybrid or a full EV. The DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4x4 kicks off the French marque’s electric model offensive. It comprises a turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine and two electric motors that produce a total of 296bhp. DS claims a pure electric range of 30 miles for its flagship SUV.
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DS Automobiles, CEO, Yves Bonnefont revealed the first all-electric DS is on its way and is due to debut at the 2018 Paris motor show. DS’s experience in Formula E has and will continue to inform the development of its electrified powertrains, bringing about a firm tie-up between the firm’s road and race cars.
Commenting on the new strategy, Yves Bonnefont said: ‘Our strategy is underway with the arrival of DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4x4, fitted with a hybrid (petrol-electric) drivetrain and boasting 300hp, and is to be followed soon with the presentation of the first 100% electric DS model. See you at the Paris Motor Show!’