Boosted by experience gained in Formula E since 2015 and supported by Jean-Éric Vergne, defending champion with DS TECHEETAH, electrification is continuing to expand into the DS Automobiles range.
DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 225 has a 180 horsepower petrol engine (Euro 6.3 emissions standard) with 300Nm of torque, backed up by a 110 horsepower electric motor fitted straight to the eight-speed automatic gearbox.
At start-up only the electric motor is used, enabling zero emissions mode driving up to 84mph. The driver can then choose hybrid mode which optimises energy use, or sport mode which summons all the available power (225 horsepower and 360Nm combined).
The 13.2kWh battery, located beneath the floor has a range of up to 34 miles (WLTP standard) or up to 45 miles (WLTP low speed standard) in electric mode. CO2 emissions are between 31 and 36g/km and fuel consumption is between 176.6 – 201.8 mpg (WLTP). Using the petrol engine only, fuel consumption is between 43.5 – 46.3 mpg (WLTP).
The battery is charged while driving thanks to a system that benefits from the developments and experience that DS has acquired in Formula E. An operating reserve enables the battery to continue supplying the electric motor if it’s required. The petrol engine is also used to charge the battery. DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 225 generates electrical energy during deceleration and braking in order to increase its range. Another function, called “E-SAVE” meanwhile enables it to keep enough energy for 100% electric driving over the final 12 miles of a journey, or to have a battery that’s fully charged.
As with other DS Automobiles electric models, DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 225 comes with two charging cables (a domestic cable for occasional charging using a 3-pin socket, and 7.4kW Accelerated charging cable (Type 2) for charging the battery from 0 to 100% in just 1h45 at a wall box). All this can be controlled through an app or on the 12-inch screen in the middle of the dashboard. It is also possible to program or start pre-warming remotely.
To upgrade drivability, the Advanced Traction Control option is available.