E-TENSE Electrified technology from DS Automobiles

Our E-TENSE technology for hybrid and electric cars is available across our entire model range. It embodies our desire to become a 100% electric brand by 2024.  E-TENSE technology is available in 100% electric form on the DS 3 CROSSBACK vehicle and  as a plug-in hybrid on DS 4, DS 7 CROSSBACK and DS 9 cars.

MODELS Discover our range of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles


Our 100% electric compact SUV, DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE is refined and technically advanced with no compromise on space and practicality. Enjoy a range of 191 - 206 miles* and the ability to charge up to 80% of the battery in 30 minutes with 100kW RAPID charging^.


With a 225 hp E-TENSE power unit as a technology, a latest generation plug-in hybrid that combines 180 hp petrol engine and 110 hp electric motor, DS 4 hybrid automobile provides remarkable performance and driving flexibility, offering up to 34 miles (WLTP) in combined cycle (AER combined) and up to 40 miles in city cycle (EAER city) of zero emissions range on the WLTP combines cycle without compromising either usability of boot space.


A plug-in hybrid SUV harnessing a new generation of electrified technology. With two power units available (E-TENSE 225 & E-TENSE 4x4 300), DS CROSSBACK becomes a new reference in terms of combining technology, refinement and performance. 


DS 9 E-TENSE 225 is equipped with a plug-in hybrid power unit comprising a turbo petrol engine and an electric motor with a combined 225hp, capable of covering an electric range (WLTP) of up to 37 miles in combined cycle (AER combined) and up to 43 miles in city cycle (EAER city) in Zero Emissions mode courtesy of an 11.9kWh battery.


From competition comes innovation

Thanks to our double championship winning credentials in Formula E, our electric and plug-in hybrid models feature technology developed from our experience in motor sport such as regenerative braking. Born out of performance, our E-TENSE models open up new horizons - in style.

ENERGY Discover the advantages of a plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle

Performance & pleasure

Our electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles offer a new driving experience: instantly available torque, zero emissions in 100% electric vehicles and reduced emissions from our plug-in hybrid cars.

Drive in town whenever you want

Choosing an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle means that you will be exempt from paying charges in low emissions zones that are being introduced in some areas. A bright blue LED located at the top of the windscreen indicates that you are driving with electric power, allowing you to save money when driving in restricted areas.

Taxation & Subsidies

Road tax (Vehicle Excise Duty) costs are currently £0 for electric vehicles and there are substantial tax incentives for business car drivers and business' to make the switch to pure electric or hybrid vehicles.

Simple & efficient

Electricity is one of most efficient forms of energy, particularly with regenerative braking which enables better energy management for your electric or plug-in car. This also means that some components, such as brake discs, wear more slowly saving you money on servicing and maintenance costs for your new hybrid or electric car.

*The electric range you achieve in real life conditions will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. Only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other cars tested to the same technical standard. ^The vehicle will rapid charge at a rate of up to 100kW, depending on the power of the rapid charging station used and will take longer to charge at a lower power. Rapid charging stations are available across the UK at various locations and their power rating varies, typically from 50kW and sometimes up to 350kW. For further information on public charging stations across the UK, please visit www.zap-map.com.