DS 3 Crossback E-Tense (2020–)

Model History

July 2019

Orders open for DS3 Crossback E-Tense

Reservations are now open for the DS3 Crossback E-Tense - the 100% electric version of the DS3 Crossback - ahead of formal ordering and deliveries from January 2020.

The electric drivetrain of the DS3 Crossback E-Tense is made up of a 100kW (136PS) electric motor with 260Nm of torque, linked to a 50kWh Lithium-ion battery and a system for recovering energy during deceleration and braking. The range is 200 miles under WLTP tests (267 miles on the NEDC cycle).

The battery is located centrally and low down under the floor, while its weight is partially compensated by a saving of 50kg in other components compared to an equivalent DS3 Crossback.

Three driving modes are offered: Eco to maximise range, Normal, and Sport with extra torque. These are complemented by two energy recovery options which can be controlled by the driver: Normal to simulate the behaviour of an internal combustion engine and Brake which decelerates.

Range is maximised by the ability to pre-set cockpit temperature before driving and incorporates an efficient heat pump. The 100kW rapid charging adds 5.5 miles of range every minute and will complete an 80% charge in 30 minutes. DS drivers can purchase a connected smart wall box (single phase), enabling a 100% battery charge in 8 hours.

The first all-electric vehicle designed by Groupe PSA, the manufacturer says the DS3 Crossback E-Tense includes the same equipment and comfort as the petrol and diesel versions. With a 50kWh battery and an electric motor of 100kW, it can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 8.7 seconds (and from 0 to 30mph in 3.3 seconds).

At first glance, there is not much to differentiate the zero-emission version from other models. But on the outside, its exclusive Pearl Crystal paint finish, satin-chrome finishes, E-Tense signature emblems and special rear bumper (without an exhaust pipe), give the game away.

Inside, the dedicated information displayed on the digital instrumentation and its gear lever embossed with the ‘E-Tense’ emblem point to the fact that you are indeed in a 100% electric vehicle. With the batteries housed within the new multi-energy CMP architecture, the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense offers the same amount of practicality as the petrol and diesel models.

The complete battery pack - cells, cooling system, management and control intelligence - weighs 350kg. DS 3 Crossback E-Tense only weighs 300kg more than the petrol or diesel version. It was possible to reduce the overall weight (by 50kg) because an electric motor is lighter than an internal combustion engine, because the car does not need a fuel tank or an exhaust pipe. The DS 3 Crossback E-Tense is also fitted with a high-performance heat pump.

DS offers a battery warranty of eight years of 100,000 miles.

MODELS /OTR Prices

ELEGANCE

PERFORMANCE Line

PRESTIGE

ULTRA PRESTIGE

PureTech 100 Manual

£21,555

£22,955

£24,955

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PureTech 130 Automatic

£24,555

£25,955

£27,955

£30,955

PureTech 155 Automatic

-

£27,455

£29,455

£32,455

BlueHDi 100 Manual

£23,705

£25,105

£27,105

-

E-TENSE (including Government’s Plug-in car incentive grant)

£32,350* £35,350*

* E-TENSE qualifies for the UK Government’s £3,500 Plug-in car incentive grant

With UK Government’s Plug-In incentive Grant (of £3,500) for low emission vehicles included, and helped by strong predicted RVs, DS 3 Crossback E-Tense is being made available on PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) rentals at £436/M for the Prestige and £489 for the Ultra Prestige models with a 48 month, 10,000mile contract, a £4,000 customer deposit and an Annual Percentage Rate (APR) of 5.9%.

For Business users, ‘indicative’ monthly rentals via Free2Move Lease for business users (including maintenance, excluding VAT) are £377 per month on Prestige and £413 per month on Ultra Prestige and will include metallic paint choices.

For Personal Contract Hire the rentals including maintenance and VAT are £463 per month on Prestige and £506 per month on Ultra Prestige. All indicative F2ML rentals are based on a profile of 6+47 months, with projected 10,000 miles per year.

Reservations start in July and permit interested potential owners to secure a place on a priority listing with a £500 refundable deposit ahead of formal ordering and deliveries due to start from January 2020.

What does a DS 3 Crossback E-Tense (2020) cost?

List Price from £28,915
Buy new from £22,622
Contract hire from £195.88 per month