The combination of petrol and electric on our E-TENSE rechargeable hybrid engines offers power and flexibility. Electric is synonymous with low or zero emissions and offers silent and dynamic start-up phases.

The advantages of a plug-in hybrid vehicle

Silent, comfortable driving

In our plug-in hybrid cars, you’ll enjoy a silent and totally flexible driving experience. When you’re driving with electric power, a blue LED lights up in the windscreen to show it’s activated.

E-TENSE only services

Enjoy DS Automobiles services from your smartphone or car to make everyday life easier: find charging points and plan your charging or have a charging point installed at home.


Our plug-in hybrids are efficient and versatile: zero emissions in 100% electric mode and low fuel consumption on the combined cycle. And all without compromising driving enjoyment.


Driving modes

Our plug-in hybrid vehicle have four drive modes:


HYBRID mode, sometimes enables you to drive using electric power, other times with the internal combustion engine. As useful around town as on the motorway, it delivers optimal use of electrical energy. 


Zero emission mode, selected by default, is perfect for urban journeys. You can cover more than 65km (EAER combined cylce WLTP, according to models) without consuming a single drop of petrol. Experience a new sensation: complete silence inside with remarkable responsiveness.


Activate SPORT mode to unleash the potential of your DS E-TENSE. The internal combustion engine will deliver all its power, assisted by the two electric motors. Accelerate and repeat: you’ll reach the peak of driver enjoyment. 


The 4x4 or 4WD mode (on the E-TENSE 4x4 300 version) will improve drivability on the road or over difficult terrain. The power of the motors is evenly distributed across all four wheels, greatly improving grip whether the road you’re on is winding, damp, muddy or snowy.

Regenerative breaking

Inspired by and tested in Formula E, regenerative braking transforms the kinetic energy generated when you decelerate into electricity, thereby extending the range of your battery. A simple push on the gear lever activates this function (indicated by a "B" on the display screen) which lets you increase the car's range by up to 20%. Even if you run out of battery, you can still use this function to improve your fuel economy.


The E-SAVE function saves electrical energy in the batteries for future use. This mode is especially useful when you’re expecting a restricted traffic zone, reserved solely for "clean" vehicles. 


The map that’s available through the touchscreen shows you in real time the limit of where you can drive in electric mode as well as charging points.


Incentives for plug-in driving

Road tax costs (Vehicle Excise Duty) are £0 and there are substantial tax incentives for business car drivers and businesses to make the switch to 100% electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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Range & charging

Charging is essential to take full advantage of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Fully charged, our E-TENSE hybrid models have a 100% electric range of up to 36 miles (WLTP cycle¹). We recommend that you charge your plug-in hybrid vehicle every day in order to enjoy sufficient electric range to complete the majority of your daily trips using only electricity.
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Benefit from a tailor-made installation

When you purchase an E-TENSE electric vehicle, you benefit from the expertise of our recommended charging partner, Pod Point, who will provide you with the best service for your charging solution. Your DS retailer will put you in touch with Pod Point once you have placed an order for your vehicle.

MyDS Application

Autonomy information

With the MyDS smartphone application, discover in real time the state of the charge or the estimated remaining autonomy. When your vehicle is plugged in, the speed and expected charging time are also mentioned.

Remote charge

With remote charge control, use the MyDS app to initiate a charge or switch to scheduled charge. This function allows you to recharge during more advantageous time slots.

Remote heating and air conditioning

The configuration of the thermal preconditioning of the passenger compartment allows you to program the heating or air conditioning of your car. Designed for your convenience, this feature also helps preserve your battery life if the vehicle is charging.

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¹ The fuel consumption or electric range achieved, and CO2 produced, in real world conditions will depend upon a number of factors including, but not limited to: the accessories fitted (pre and post registration); the starting charge of the battery (PHEV only); variations in weather; driving styles and vehicle load. The plug-in hybrid range requires mains electricity for charging. The WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure) is used to measure fuel consumption, electric range and CO2 figures. Figures shown are for comparison purposes and should only be compared to the fuel consumption, electric range and CO2 values of other cars tested to the same technical standard. The figures displayed for the plug-in hybrid range were obtained using a combination of battery power and fuel. Information correct at time of going to print. More details on WLTP can be found here.