DS AUTOMOBILES, PSA Groupe’s premium brand, is supplying 300 all-electric DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE models to electric vehicle subscription service provider Onto, with the cars available to book now.  

Onto has placed an order for both DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE Performance Line and Ultra Prestige models, with prices starting from £499 a month for the Performance Line version. Onto users get up to 1,000 miles a month, with insurance, vehicle excise duty, roadside recovery and charging fees all included in the package. 


Martin Gurney, Fleet Director for Groupe PSA said: “We’re very excited to supply 300 DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE to Onto. The demand for electric vehicles continues to accelerate and customers are enjoying driving our E-TENSE technology whilst experiencing the attention to detail and craftsmanship of the car’s interior. Having only being available to Onto customers for a short period, we’re pleased to report that early demand is really strong.”  


The DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE is the first all-electric model from DS AUTOMOBILES and is powered by a 100kW (136hp) electric motor with 260Nm of torque, linked to a 50kWh lithium-ion battery to deliver a WLTP driving range of  up to 206 miles. Charging to 80% takes just 30 minutes via a 100kW rapid charger.


Onto aims to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and provides customers with a fully flexible alternative to vehicle ownership for a monthly payment with no deposit. The single monthly rental covers all the costs of motoring - Insurance, roadside recovery, wear and tear, servicing and repairs, charging and vehicle excise duty are all included.   


Rob Jolly, CEO of Onto, said: “The DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE offers our subscribers advanced technology with a sophisticated and elegant design, while also providing excellent range and charging capabilities. We are already seeing our customers appreciate the many charms of the DS Brand.”


To find out more about the DS range visit: https://www.dsautomobiles.co.uk 





Kristian Cholmondeley – 07831 315892 – kristian.cholmondeley@dsautomobiles.com – Head of Communications – DS Automobiles.

Jeremy Townsend – 07827 896480 – jeremy.townsend@mpsa.com – UK Communications Director – Groupe PSA





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 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 400 DS STORES and DS SALONS throughout the world.

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