DS confirms all cars will feature electric power by 2025
DS Automobiles has announced that its next-gen models will feature an electrified platform, with all DS cars set to be hybrid or electric by 2025.
We already knew the second generation of its models would be available as hybrid or electric vehicle, but it’s now confirmed that these platforms will feature exclusively – essentially ruling out further development of pure petrol and diesel cars post-2025.
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DS Automobiles CEO Yves Bonnefont said: "Our strategy is underway with the arrival of DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4x4, fitted with a hybrid (petrol-electric) drivetrain and boasting 300hp, will be followed soon with the presentation of the first 100% electric DS model.”
Set to arrive in 2019, the Crossback E-Tense should give us a better look at the hybrid drivetrains we can expect from the brand and its sister companies – Peugeot and Citroen – in the coming years.
The move to exclusively electrified platforms follows a similar announcement from Volvo, that has set out an ambitious 2019 target for all its vehicles to go electric. We should also get a look at a fully electric DS model at this year’s Paris Motor Show.