DS AUTOMOBILES IS THE ONLY MULTI-ENERGY PREMIUM BRAND TO MEET EUROPE’S AMBITIOUS CO2 TARGETS

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Wed, 08/07/2020 - 14:15
  • DS Automobiles achieved an average fleet CO2 emissions of just 79.9g/km – making it the only luxury carmaker to meet the European Commission target of 95g/km CO2
  • Emissions figures confirmed by JATO show DS is the only multi-energy premium brand to avoid the €95 fine for each g/km exceeded for every vehicle registered*
  • DS has committed to a strategy of electrification, with its latest DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE its first 100% electric vehicle with a 200-mile range under WLTP testing


DS Automobiles has achieved average fleet CO2 emissions of just 79.9g/km in the first half of 2020, the lowest out of all luxury carmakers, making it the only multi-energy premium brand to meet the current 95g/km CO2 emissions target set by the European Commission. The average fleet emissions of DS were well below rivals, with no other premium manufacturer achieving a fleet rating of below 110g/km CO2. †

The result comes from DS’s ongoing commitment to electrification. Since 2019, the DS 3 CROSSBACK and DS 7 CROSSBACK have been available with electrified versions, while the DS 9 saloon will be available with a range of plug-in powertrains. The DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE is DS’s first 100% electric vehicle and comes with a 200-mile range under WLTP testing. As a clear sign of DS’s desire to further reduce CO2 emissions, by 2025, DS will only offer electrified powertrains.

From 2021, the EU fleet-wide average emissions target for new cars has been set at 95g/km CO2 by the European Commission. This year, the same emissions target already applies for each manufacturer’s 95% least emitting cars, making DS Automobiles the only premium manufacturer to escape the €95 penalty for each g/km target exceeded per vehicle registered*.

DS has also relied on experience gained in Formula E with the DS TECHEETAH team, which won the Formula E Teams’ Championship in the 2018-2019 season, to build its class-leading electric and hybrid powertrains.

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*https://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/transport/vehicles/cars_en#:~:text=A%20phase%2Din%20period%20will,to%20be%20below%20the%20target.

†PSA Groupe data, confirmed by JATO

PRESS CONTACTS
Kristian Cholmondeley – 07831 315892 – kristian.cholmondeley@dsautomobiles.com
Jeremy Townsend – 07827 896480 – jeremy.townsend@mpsa.com

ABOUT DS AUTOMOBILES
Driven by the spirit of the avant-garde and backed by an exceptional heritage - that of the 1955 DS, the DS brand, launched in 2015, aims to embody French luxury savoir-faire in the automotive industry. DS Automobiles is Groupe PSA's Premium brand.

Designed for a customer base looking for personal expression and eager for new technologies, the second generation of DS models combines refinement and cutting-edge technology. With DS 7 CROSSBACK, DS 3 CROSSBACK and DS 9, the DS brand is launching a range of six vehicles worldwide, all offered in an electrified version under the E-TENSE label.

DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE, 100% electric, DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 225 and DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 4x4, a plug-in hybrid with 300 horsepower and 4-wheel drive for only 30 grams of CO2 per km, benefit from DS savoir-faire acquired with the Formula E Drivers and Teams Championship titles in 2018/2019.

For its discerning customers, DS Automobiles has created "ONLY YOU, the DS Experience", its exclusive service programme for a unique brand experience.

With a presence in 39 countries, the DS brand has created and is developing an exclusive distribution network that includes 427 DS STORES and DS SALONS throughout the world.

Follow all the news from DS on www.DSautomobiles.co.uk @DS_UK

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