Are DS's Electric Vehicles on the Motability Scheme in 2022?

We offer a wide range of vehicles on the Motability scheme with petrol, diesel, and even electric and hybrid models included. Electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles from our E-TENSE range are part of the Motability scheme,including the 100% electric DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE, alongside our DS 4 E-TENSE plug-in hybrid. 


Read on to discover why you should make the switch to electric or hybrid for your next Motability car.


Why choose an Electric car on the Motability Scheme?

There are plenty of reasons why you should choose an electric Motability car over a traditional engine vehicle. One of the biggest draws of an EV is that it has lower running and maintenance costs. It’s estimated electric drivers can save up to £1,000 a year in fuel. Additional electric car advantages include:

 - A more environmentally friendly choice as they have zero tailpipe emissions.

 - Simpler to drive as they're automatic.

 - Instant torque and acceleration for a smoother driving experience.

 - Exemption from road tax (VED). 

 - A wall box charger is supplied and installed at home at no extra cost with the Motability Scheme.


Is the DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE right for me?

After reading the above benefits of an electric Motability car, you may be wondering if the 100% electric DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE is a suitable Motability car. The DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE  has proved to be a popular choice for Motability customers. Not only is the car incredibly stylish with premium seats and modern design, but it’s packed with innovative and practical features too, such as:

 - An electric range of 191-206 miles (WLTP cycle).

 - Rapid charging - taking just 30 minutes to charge 80% of the battery with a 100kW charger.

 - Roomy interior and boot space thanks to clever integration of the battery.

 - Easy to get in and out of with 17 inch alloy wheels and a raised car height.

 - Front and rear parking sensors.

 - Semi-autonomous DS 3 technology, DS DRIVE ASSIST, to help with steering and speed.

 - A range of infotainment features, such as sat-nav included as standard equipment on some versions (optional on others).


For those looking for a smaller advance fere, this EV could be an ideal choice

Why choose a plug-in hybrid on the Motability Scheme?

Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) are a good option for Motability as the electric battery will allow you to cut down on fuel costs, whilst the addition of the petrol engine provides a backup for longer journeys. You can typically save more on running costs with a plug-in hybrid rather than a self-charging hybrid. This is because electric batteries are larger in a PHEV and can be charged by plugging in, giving the car a higher electric only range.


PHEVs are particularly beneficial for those who take mainly shorter journeys, such as 25 – 40-mile trips as this will allow you to travel on electric power only, saving on running costs. For those that live in cities, or often stop-and-start drive, plug-in hybrids can be a good choice too. Using the brakes often will help recharge the electric battery (usingregenerative braking technology) so you can cover more miles on electric.


Is the DS 4 E-TENSE Right for me?

The DS 4 E-TENSE hatchback is a powerful plug-in hybrid that combines innovative Formula E technology with award-winning style. The DS 4 has been voted the most beautiful car of 2022 at the 37th Festival Automobile International jury. The car can cover up to 34 miles (WLTP) in full electric mode. After that, you have the backup of the turbocharged petrol PureTech 180hp engine, so you will never be caught short.

The car has plenty of other features that Motability customers will find useful, such as:

  • No compromise on boot space due to inventine housing of the batteries beneath the floor.
  • Takes less than two hours to recharge the battery using a 7kW wallbox. Using a three-pin socket you can recharge in around 8 hours - perfect for overnight charges.
  • The E-SAVE function allows you to store energy for driving in 100% electric mode over the last 10 or 20   miles of your journey. This means you can save electric-only power for use around town such as low-emission zones. 
  • 360 vision camera* - safely manoeuvre with full visibility around you and ultrasonic sensors.
  • Lane-keeping assist - automatically keeps you in the lane by identifying if you cross the white line. Can be easily deactivated by gripping the steering wheel firmly. 
  • 10-inch HD touchscreen and six speakers.


*Available as starndard or optional extra depending on version

How to get your Motability vehicle

To be eligible for the DS Motability Scheme, you must receive one of these disability allowances and have at least 12 months remaining of the allowance:


  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Enhanced rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)



Now that you know you’re suitable, you can register your interest and find a DS Motability dealership, alternatively, you can look on the Motability website to find a retailer. Once you have found a retailer, you'll need to bring the following to your appointment:

  • Your ID, such as a driving licence if you're driving the vehicle or a passport.
  • Certificate of the disability allowance from the Department of Work and Pensions.
  • Proof of address.


If you have a wheelchair or mobility aid, bring this with you when you visit to check it fits in the car. Our DS Motability retailers will be able to reommend adaptation specialisits and give advice on vehicle modifications should you need to adjust the car.




Still want to know more about DS Motability? Discover the latest offers, find retailers and adaption specialists, on our Motability page. Or if you have any questions about electric and plug-in hybrids, check out our Electric FAQs