Following the Government announcement to bring forward the end date on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars to 2030, DS Automobiles has confirmed that it will meet the new guidelines five years ahead of time.
DS Automobiles will be electrified by 2025, offering an electric variant across its entire model range. The company says that electrification sits at the heart of DS Automobiles, from being a pioneer in Formula E to offering an electrified option across its entire range since 2019. By 2025, DS Automobiles will exclusively offer plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) and fully electric vehicles (EV) to its customers.
DS says this commitment to electrification and sustainability has made it the only “premium, multi-energy manufacturer” to meet the current 95g/km CO2 average fleet emissions targets set by the European Commission.
DS Automobiles has competed in the all-electric Formula E series since the championship started in 2014, and it is the first-ever team to win the championship twice. DS Automobiles says it has used the expertise from its six seasons in Formula E to develop its growing range of electric vehicles – making them more exciting and thrilling to drive.
Mark Blundell, UK Marketing Director, DS Automobiles, said: “The ambitious transition to Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicles (ULEVs) by the Government must be met with equally ambitious work from the industry. DS Automobiles has been a pioneering force for electric and plug-in vehicles since the beginning and is in a strong position to meet the new guidelines five years ahead of time, through its continued investment in and development of pioneering electrified vehicles.”