DS cleans up on

emissions

DS 3 Crossback, 2020, side

FRENCH luxury brand DS has achieved average fleet CO2 emissions of just 79.9g/km in the first half of 2020, the lowest out of all luxury car makers.

It makes the company the only premium brand to meet the current 95g/km emissions target set by the European Commission.

No other premium auto manufacturer achieved a fleet rating of below 110g/km in CO2 output and the result comes from the company's electrification strategy.

Since 2019, the DS 3 Crossback and DS 7 Crossback have been available with electrified versions, while the soon-to-arrive DS 9 saloon will be available with a range of plug-in powertrains.

The DS 3 Crossback E-Tense is DS's first fully electric vehicle and comes with a 200-mile range under WLTP testing.

The company, part of the PSA Group which also owns Peugeot, Citroen and Vauxhall, says that by 2025 it will only offer electrified powertrains.

From 2021, the EU fleet-wide average emissions target for new cars has been set at 95g/km by the European Commission.

This year, the same emissions target already applies for each manufacturer's 95 per cent least emitting cars, making DS Automobiles the only premium manufacturer to escape the â¬95 penalty for each g/km target exceeded per vehicle registered..

DS also has EV experience n Formula E racing championship with the DS Techeetah team, which won the Formula E Teams' Championship in the 2018-2019 season.

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