DS 3 Crossback E Tense

DS 3 Crossback E Tense Car Insurance

The DS 3 Crossback E-Tense claims to be the first 100% electric premium B-SUV on the market.

A 100kW (136hp) electric motor with 260Nm of torque, linked to a 50kWh Lithium-ion battery and a system for recovering energy during deceleration and braking gives a range of 198 miles with acceleration from 0 to 30 mph in just 3.3 seconds.

Driving behaviour is improved by the compact battery being centrally located and low down under the floor with its weight being partially compensated by a weight saving of 50 kilograms in other components relative to an equivalent DS 3 Crossback.

Three drive modes are offered for the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense: ECO to maximise range, NORMAL, and SPORT with extra torque. They are complemented by two energy recovery options, inherited from Formula E, which can be controlled by the driver. Range is further maximised by the ability to pre-set cockpit and battery temperature before driving and a very efficient heating pump.

The 100kW rapid charging adds 5 miles of range every minute and will complete an 80% charge in 30 minutes. For charging the battery at home, DS is offering connected DS Smart Wall box for DS 3 Crossback E-Tense owners, the three-phase version of which will allow a complete charge in only 5 hours. Another version with single-phase offering enables a 100% battery charge in 8 hours.

The DS 3 Crossback E-Tense comes with satin chrome and includes unique E-Tense signatures. Other features, such as exclusive KYOTO 18 inch alloy wheels and the new Cristal Pearl paint are available. DS Automobiles has also launched a limited edition DS 3 Crossback E-Tense La Première offering a clear steering wheel, special mirror covers and unique roof decoration.

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