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French DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 225 hybrid car with autonomous battery reserve - 55 km (4 photos + video)


European automakers continue to activelyuse electric motors as alternative power plants for new cars, offering a variety of schemes for sharing various types of energy. The new hybrid rechargeable car from the French company DS Automobiles, part of the concern PSA Peugeot Citroen, is called the DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 225.

Previous crossover model launched on the marketDS Automobiles under the brand name DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4 × 4, had three engines: a gasoline turbo engine and two electric motors with a total capacity of 300 hp When traveling electrically, the all-wheel drive crossover received an autonomous driving radius of up to 58 km in WLTP mode, and gasoline consumption per 100 km was 1.4 liters.


New DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 225 withfront-wheel drive is a 225 hp hybrid car The gasoline engine has a power of 180 hp. and torque of 300 Nm. A 110 hp electric motor is integrated in an 8-speed gearbox.

DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 225 Hybrid Driving Patternassumes that at start-up, only an electric motor is always used, allowing it to reach speeds of up to 135 km / h. The car has numerous options for standard mobility schemes, allowing the use of a hybrid engine system to minimize emissions of combustion products. The maximum power of 225 hp (360 Nm) is achieved using a hybrid sports mode.

Autonomous work provides rechargeable13.2 kWh battery located at the bottom of the vehicle floor. In WLTP mode, the battery provides up to 55 km of autonomous driving, which can be increased up to 72 km with low-speed economical traffic.

The hybrid has a fuel consumption in the range from 1.4 to1.6 liters per 100 km with carbon dioxide emissions of 31-36 g / km in WLTP mode with periodic switching on of the gasoline engine. In high-speed mode, gasoline consumption is 6.1-6.5 liters per 100 km.


The vehicle uses a recovery systemallowing to recharge the battery during braking, which makes it possible to maintain a minimum installed battery charge reserve. As a result, during peak loads, for example, when overtaking, there is always the possibility of connecting an electric motor.

The DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 225 hasE-SAVE function, which ensures that the battery is charged to cover a distance of 10 to 20 km only when the motor is running. It is possible to recharge the battery using the supplied two cable options: for normal and for accelerated charging with a power of up to 7.4 kW (full battery charge in one hour 45 minutes).

As standard DS 7 Crossback carsThe E-Tense 225 comes with a DS Active Scan Suspension suspension system with a camera located at the top of the windshield, 4 car position sensors and three accelerometers that jointly evaluate road surface and driving conditions. Having received data from the sensors, the computer issues an individual command to independent shock absorbers for each wheel. This allows you to provide a smoother ride on various road surfaces.

The new car also uses improvedsecurity systems, including semi-autonomous movement of the second level (DS Connected Pilot), driver attention tracking (DS Driver Attention Monitoring), parking function (DS Park Pilot), night driving system (DS Night Vision) and some others.