Discover how different types of electric and hybrid vehicles work
Electric, plug-in hybrid, hybrid… If you’re perplexed by these terms, don’t worry, we’re here to explain what they are and how they work.
As well as being an official DS partner in the North East, Croxdale Group also represents Citroën and MG. Each of the aforementioned marques manufactures a variety of electric and hybrid vehicles, with DS producing the following…
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At home, the new DS 3 E-TENSE takes about 7.1 hours to fully charge (zero to 100%) using a 7 kW wallbox. With a rapid-charging (50 kW) public connector, the vehicle takes roughly an hour to completely charge (zero to 100%).
Relatively speaking, electricity is cheaper than petrol/diesel. For instance, it costs about 20.6p per mile to run the regular diesel-powered DS 7 while the PHEV variant costs roughly 12.4p per mile.
An EV’s drivetrain consists of fewer working parts than are present in a combustion engine, which means it’s less likely to malfunction.