DS begins its transition to all-electric, and announces that it will only launch zero-emission models from 2024.
If you follow the automotive news a little, you will know that our leaders are making the eradication of combustion engines their priority. And the more time passes, the more actions to ban these vehicles are numerous. Among them, we can cite, among other things, the traffic restrictions via the Crit’Air sticker, the increased penalty as well as the conversion bonus encouraging motorists to scrap their car. But the hunt for CO2 is far from over, while the major European authorities now simply wish to ban the sale of internal combustion vehicles within a few years. This therefore forces brands to find alternatives and to look even more seriously at the development of electric motors, which will soon be the only ones accepted on the roads. This is particularly why many manufacturers have announced their intention to offer only zero-emission models in their range in the coming years.
Among them are Volvo, Lotus, Ford and more recently Alfa Romeo. Other brands are not as radical, but they are also starting a shift towards alternatives considered “cleaner”. This is particularly the case of DS, which has just announced its intention to launch only electric models in the years to come. Without wishing to do away with all its thermal vehicles, the premium firm of the Stellantis group, however, wants all the new models to be launched from 2024 to be solely electric. A decision rather easy to understand, when we know that the European Union wishes to ban the sale of all combustion-engine and hybrid cars by 2035. But the brand is not the only one to have taken this step. decision, since Audi is taking a similar path, announcing that it wants to launch only electrics from 2026.
An electrified range
But DS is already starting with a certain advantage, since it is one of the few brands to offer a fully electrified range. Indeed, all the models currently available in the catalog are available in hybrid or electric version, whether it is the DS 7 and the DS 3 Crossback, or the new DS 9 and DS 4. Later, the firm should launch a large SUV, which is inspired by the Aero Sport Lounge concept unveiled at the beginning of last year. If all the information is not yet known for the moment, we know however that it will adopt the EMP2 platform, which already equips the current Peugeot 3008, which will also be available in electric for its next generation.
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