Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Groupe PSA Electrifies
Groupe PSA Electrifies


Groupe PSA Says 15 New Models Will Be Electrified

Groupe PSA, which includes Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Vauxhall, and now Opel, says it will offer 15 electrified versions of all of its new cars as of 2019.

Groupe PSA, which includes Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Vauxhall, and now Opel, says it will offer 15 electrified versions of all of its new cars designed as of 2019.

Groupe PSA Electrifies

Groupe PSA Electrifies New Cars

Groupe PSA ElectrifiesGroupe PSA has gone through a few shaky decades but seems to have found some peace and reprieve these past few years, especially now thanks to Vauxhall and Opel. Although Groupe PSA previously offered electric vehicles via its Peugeot iOn and Citroen C-Zero, rebadged versions of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, it also had a diesel plug-in hybrid (PHEV) minivan. Unfortunately, the vehicle never received the development it needed and Peugeot eventually abandoned it.

Yesterday, Groupe PSA announced its electric future strategy, which includes that each new PSA vehicle designed as of 2019 will either have to include a fully electric or hybrid/plug-in hybrid (PHEV) option. This is similar to plans already reported by Volvo, BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar, and others.

Groupe PSA Electrifies

According the to the press release: “The Groupe PSA’s five brands will offer clean mobility solutions in the form of all-electric, zero-emission vehicles or plug-in hybrid emitting less than 49g/km of CO2.”

Concretely, Groupe PSA says it will launch 15 new electrified vehicles in just two years. Eight will be new PHEVs, including the DS 7 Crossback E-tense 4×4, Peugeot 3008, Peugeot 508 and 508 SW, Citroën C5 Aircross, Vauxhall Grandland X, Opel Grandland X. Additionally, seven new electric models are expected. One of those will be the DS 3 Crossback E-tense, the first vehicle of the new electric generation that was just revealed.

Groupe PSA Electrifies

A new line of PHEV engines for the PHEVs using four-wheel and four-drive mode, including the company’s HYBRID4, was also introduced. The PHEV uses 300V lithium-ion battery packs (11.8 to 13.2 kWh), giving the vehicles an estimated 30 miles range on electricity.

The Groupe PSA unveiled four vehicles in Paris last week, with reservations available for the DS 3 Crossback La Première Limited Edition.

  • DS 3 Crossback SUV, with the 100% electric version being the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense;
  • DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4×4 — equipped with a highly-versatile PHEV powertrain;
  • DS E-Tense FE 19 — 100% electric single-seat race car from the FIA Formula E championship, displayed in its new 2018/2019 livery;
  • DS X E-Tense — the brand’s fully electric “dream car,” the vision of luxury for 2035.

Groupe PSA ElectrifiesAs far as the pure electrics, the unveiling of the fully electric DS 3 Crossback E-Tense is the most promising. It will go on sale by the second half of 2019, but the price wasn’t quoted in the release. So far, the group has revealed the EV will have a potential range of 200 miles (320 km), or on the European cycle 265 miles (430 km). Groupe PSA said it focused particularly on regenerative braking recouping up to 20% of the lost momentum.

DS 3 Crossback E-Tense Quick Specs:

  • Electric motor: 100 kW/136 hp
  • Torque: 260 Nm (~192 Lb. Ft.)
  • 50kWh lithium-ion battery
  • New climate control heat pump generation for optimal cabin and battery life
  • 0 to 30 mph (0 to 50 km/h) in 3 seconds
  • 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) in 8.7 seconds

You can read the rest of the vehicles in the press release here.

So Steve, yes, the Groupe PSA DS electric SUV IS coming the the US at some point!

Groupe PSA Electrifies Groupe PSA Electrifies

Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.
Written By

Nicolas was born and raised around classic cars of the 1920s, but it wasn't until he drove an AC Propulsion eBox and a Tesla Roadster that the light went on. Ever since he has produced green mobility content on various CleanTech outlets since 2007 and found his home on CleanTechnica. He grew up in an international environment and his communication passion led to cover electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, renewable energy, test drives, podcasts, shoot pictures, and film for various international outlets in print and online. Nicolas offers an in-depth look at the e-mobility world through interviews and the many contacts he has forged in those industries. His favorite taglines are: "There are more solutions than obstacles." and "Yesterday's Future Now"


#1 most loved electric vehicle, solar energy, and battery news & analysis site in the world.


Support our work today!


Power CleanTechnica: $3/Month

Tesla News Solar News EV News Data Reports


EV Sales Charts, Graphs, & Stats


Our Electric Car Driver Report

30 Electric Car Benefits

Tesla Model 3 Video

Renewable Energy 101 In Depth

solar power facts

Tesla News

EV Reviews

Home Efficiency

You May Also Like


France, Europe’s second largest auto market, saw 14.8% plugin electric vehicle share in April 2021, up 2× from 7.8% share in April 2020. Overall...


Volkswagen has announced the dual motor ID.4 GTX and the sleeker ID.5.


Toyota's first car in its new Beyond Zero brand will be the bZ4X electric SUV. Look for it before the end of 2022.


In a red hot market in which fully electric vehicles (BEVs) jumped 183% year over year (YoY) and plugin hybrids (PHEVs) shot up 6-fold...

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.