THE all-electric DS 3 Crossback E-Tense is now capable of travelling up to 212 miles on a full charge as a result of changes to its heating system.
The updates to the car's heat pump have reduced energy consumption resulting in an increase in range of around seven per cent.
DS has also used technology developed by its Formula E racing team to improve the car's gear ratio to further improve the efficiency.
The range gain in real-life usage has been further helped with the adoption of new 17-inch A-rated tyres, developed by Continental to improve rolling resistance and reduce noise emissions.
DS says it has seen 40 per cent of its customers buy either a fully electric or plug-in -hybrid car in 2021, in the UK.
This strategy is accelerating and from 2024 every new DS Automobiles model will be exclusively 100 per cent electric.
The DS 3 Crossback E-Tense is available from £31,500, including the government plug-in grant.