However, new reports from the company suggest that conventional hybrids will no longer be included in the plans. According to DS, from 2025 it will “exclusively offer plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) and fully electric vehicles (EV)”. With just rechargeable models expected from 2025, it could be a push towards solely battery-electric vehicles in the future.
“DS Automobiles will be exclusively electrified by 2025, offering an electric variant across its entire model range. Electrification sits at the heart of DS Automobiles, from being a pioneer in Formula E to offering an electrified option across its entire range since 2019. By 2025, DS Automobiles will exclusively offer plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) and fully electric vehicles (EV) to its customers.”
The company currently offers its first all-electric vehicle, the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense. A luxury compact SUV with a powertrain that consists of a 50kWh lithium-ion battery, located under the floor, and a 100kW (136hp) electric motor with 260Nm. DS also currently offers the plug-in hybrid DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4×4. It combines a 197bhp 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol turbo that drives the front wheels with a 108bhp electric motor on the rear axle for a total of 296bhp and e-four-wheel drive. The next plug-in hybrid expected from the company is the DS 9 E-Tense.