The complete guide to the DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE (2020), from the car itself to running costs and charging.

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Range (WLTP):

34 miles

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Electric cost/mile:


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Rapid charge:


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EV type:

Plug-in hybrid


The DS 7 Crossback E-Tense is a truly striking PHEV SUV. Striking in its looks, both external (confident stance, dazzling headlights) and internal (tech rich interior with sleek, stitched dash) and striking in its 5.9 second 0-60 time. Like several contemporary PSA Groupe vehicles it can charge at 3.6kW single phase, or 7kW from three phase chargers. Useful range means the E-Tense earns its plug socket. Promising stuff from DS.

Charging Details

Charging time for a DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE from empty to full. For rapid charging, we show the time to charge from 20% - 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.

Charging method Typically found at Charging time* Range/hour**
Empty to full
3-pin plug Home 6 h 6 m/h
3.7kW Home / Work 4 h 9 m/h
7kW Home / Work / Public Locations 4 h 9 m/h
22kW Work / Public Locations 2 h 18 m/h
50kW Public Locations N/A N/A
150kW Public Locations N/A N/A

* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging rates can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate.
** Range per hour is the number of miles you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.

Connector type and charging rates

You can charge your DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point.

Slow / Fast: Type 2

Max AC 1-phase rate: 3.7kW
Max AC 3-phase rate: 7.4kW
Connector location: Left Side - Rear

Where you can charge a DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE

Place DS 7 CROSSBACK Benefits Solutions
At Home The most convenient way to charge your EV is at home overnight for a full battery each morning. Find out more
At Work Plug-in when you arrive at work and leave fully charged at the end of the day. Find out more
On Public Networks You can often top up for free when you are out and about at convenient locations including supermarkets and public car parks. Find out more

Cost to charge

Cost of charging a DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE

The cost of charging your car will vary between home, work and public chargepoints (below are our estimates). Charging on the Pod Point Network is usually free through the Pod Point App.

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile
Home (empty to full)* £1.66 5.76p
Public rapid chargers (20%-80%)** N/A N/A

* Assumes tariff of 14p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate.
** Assumes tariff of 26p/kWh applicable to most Pod Point rapid chargers.

Recommended chargers and prices

Place Product Price
Home 3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger From £449*
Workplace 7kW Solo or Twin Chargers** Speak to our team

* Price includes £350 OLEV grant, full price £799.
** Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.

Ds 7 Crossback Lifestyle

Vehicle Specs

Official range (WLTP*) 34 miles
Official range (NEDC*) N/A
Pod Point Confidence Range** 29 miles

* For more information on "WLTP", "NEDC" and more, please visit our Electric Vehicle Dictionary.
** Pod Point Confidence Range is the maximum distance we’d be confident driving on electric power between charges. Real range will depend on various factors including driving conditions, personal driving style, outside temperature, heating / air conditioning, etc.

0-62 mph 5.9 seconds
Top speed 148 mph
Engine power 300 bhp / 221 kW
Torque 300 Nm
EV type Plug-in hybrid
Battery size 13.2 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate) 12 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) N/A
Official battery efficiency (NEDC) N/A
Battery efficiency (Pod Point estimate) 411 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP) 166 mpg
Official MPG (NEDC) N/A
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP) 37 gCO2/km
Official CO2 emissions (NEDC) N/A
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)* 54 gCO2/km

Purchase,Tax & Grants

The DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE is only eligible for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grant, but you will benefit from £0 year 1 road tax and £0 London Congestion Charge.

OTR price £47,725
Vehicle warranty 3 years / 60,000 miles
Battery warranty 8 years / 100,000 miles
Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Amount
Year 1 £0
Years 2-5 £465
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax year BiK tax rate Annual BiK value
For cars registered after 6 April 2020
20/21 10% £4,787
21/22 11% £5,266
22/23 12% £5,744

* For further information including how to calculate personal BiK liabilities, please visit our Electric Car Tax guide.

Local taxes Amount
London Congestion Zone Charge* £0
Ultra Low Emission Zone Charge** £0

* A £10 annual registration fee will still apply to each vehicle.
** For further information on London's Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), please visit our ULEZ guide.

Insurance group 19-39
Grant name Eligibility Amount Benefit
OLEV EVHS Grant £350 Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OLEV Plug-in Car Grant £0 Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant £300 Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EVHS grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation

* Prices for vehicles and chargepoints are typically displayed with the Plug-in Car and EVHS grant discounts already applied.