Groupe PSA’s luxury arm DS Automobiles has confirmed that it will stop selling petrol and diesel cars by 2025, offering just electric and plug-in hybrid models.
The announcement follows the UK Government’s decision to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans in 2030, with hybrid and plug-in hybrid permitted until 2035.
DS already offers electrified powertrains on both of its current models. The DS3 Crossback is offered in fully electric E-Tense, alongside PureTech petrol and BlueHDI diesel.
The brand’s larger DS7 Crossback SUV is available with two E-Tense plug-in hybrid engines, as well as petrol and diesel options.
A third model, the DS9 saloon, will join the brand’s line-up next year. It will be powered by the same E-Tense plug-in hybrid petrol engine as the DS 7 Crossback – providing 225PS and a zero-emission range of 25-31 miles.
There will also be a 250PS version with a longer electric range and a range-topping 360PS version with all-wheel-drive.
This commitment to electrification and sustainability has made DS the only premium, multi-energy manufacturer to meet the current 95g/km CO2 average fleet emissions targets set by the European Commission.
Mark Blundell, UK marketing director at 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.”