DS 3: Luxury goes 100% Electric

 Pure and intense, the driving of our electric model is distinguished by immediate accelerations and a soothing silence for incomparable comfort of use.



The electric vehicle without compromise

With the DS 3 E-TENSE, the electric car is entering a new era. An extended range combined with a special design: innovation from DS Automobiles awaits you. Thanks to its E-TENSE engine, which incorporates technologies responsible for DS Automobiles’ victories in Formula E in 2019 and 2020, you can enjoy a range of up to 404 km (in WLTP cycle). A combination of performance and elegance.


Find out all about the range of your electric vehicle

A new world is opening up for you

Numerous things can shape the range of your electric vehicle, among them weather conditions as well as your driving style. Find the factors that influence the effectiveness of an electric car’s battery.


Speed is the most impacting factor on the range of your electric vehicle. At a steady speed of 130 km/h, the driving range of a 100% electric vehicle is cut in half compared to the WLTP approved driving range.

Driving behaviour and geography

Driving behaviour and geography has a major influence on the range of your electric vehicle. Eco-driving is enhanced with electric mode on vehicles. Smooth accelerations and use of recuperative braking can save up to 20% of your autonomy.

Thermal comfort and heating

Extreme heat or freezing cold affect the chemical reactions of the batteries. It’s preferable to pre-warm or pre-cool the cockpit using your MyDS app while your DS 3 E-TENSE is still being charged.

Recharge your batteries

Our technology in aid of your range

Remote pre-warming

Remote pre-warming

When comfort goes hand in hand with range

Pre-warming your DS 3 enables you to maximise the range of its battery. This function can be programmed via the in-car touchscreen or remotely through your MyDS app. It means you’ll get into an electric car that’s at the perfect temperature (21° C) with a battery that’s also pre-warmed and therefore operating at its most efficient.

Remote pre-warming
Drive modes

Drive modes

Select the mode that suits you best

With DS 3 three drive modes are available drawing more or less energy from the battery:

Eco mode lets you conserve the range of your electric vehicle. Some functions such as cockpit temperature and recirculating air are slightly altered to reduce energy use.

Sport mode boosts driver enjoyment. When engaged it lets your DS 3 deliver maximum power and torque for a thrilling experience.

Normal mode controls the car’s various parameters to ensure maximum comfort on every journey.

Regenerative braking

Regenerative braking

Your vehicle charges itself while driving

Thanks to our participation in Formula E, we’ve developed several innovations such as regenerative braking. Like an engine brake, you can turn kinetic energy into electricity as you decelerate, thereby charging your electric car’s battery. Through energy recovery during braking you can increase the range of your DS 3 by up to 20% around town. This function can be engaged with a simple push on the gear lever.

Regenerative braking


It's always the right time for charging

There are different ways to charge your electric car’s battery. Depending on the means of charging you choose, charging time can be increased or decreased.

You can decide to charge in your usual parking places: overnight at home or during the day at work for example. On longer trips, stop for a short break at a rapid charging point. You’ll recover 80% of your range in 30 minutes.

Our solutions adapted to your needs

DS Automobiles will help you choose and install the recharging solution best suited to your needs: from a simple domestic electrical socket to the installation of a wall box.


Control your vehicle with your fingertips

Control your electric vehicle from your smartphone with the MyDS app.

Range information

Range information

With the MyDS smartphone app, you can see the vehicle’s current state of charge and approximate remaining range. When your vehicle is plugged in, the speed and expected remaining charging time are also shown.

Remote charging

Remote charging

With control of remote charging you can use the MyDS app to commence charging or initiate a programmed charge. A programmed charge enables you to use the most beneficial energy rates to replenish your battery.

Remote charging
Remote air-conditioning

Remote air-conditioning

Configuring the cockpit’s thermal pre-set function lets programme the heating or air conditioning of your vehicle. Designed for your comfort, this function also conserves the range of your batteries if the vehicle is charging.

Plan your trip and enjoy your journey

Plan your trip and enjoy your journey

Prepare your journey from on your smartphone through MyDS app with EV Trip Planner* included in the Connected Navigation Pack and follow your navigation step by step, even during battery charging stops. Choose your next destination and send it to your DS infotainment system using the Send2Nav function from MyDS app.
Also benefit throughout your journey, from a real-time update of traffic conditions, energy consumption, the level of the vehicle’s battery and various charging points available nearby.

*Only available on DS 3 E-TENSE versions.

Plan your trip and enjoy your journey


The advantages of an electric vehicle

A cleaner and more efficient car

DS 3 E-TENSE was designed from the start to be an electric vehicle: its combination of style and comfort gives unique driving enjoyment. Get ready to try something new with instantly available torque and remarkable efficiency.

Create a special relationship with your environment

Today, because of pollution, many towns are subject to traffic restrictions. DS 3 E-TENSE has a bright blue LED located at the top of the windscreen to indicate that this is an electric vehicle. Some restricted roads and locations will give you access.

Benefit from government incentives

An electric vehicle gives you the right to an environmental bonus. The major incentive of an electric vehicle is it may be exempt from car tax.*

*Depending on local tax laws.

Simplify your vehicle maintenance

With their uncomplicated motor, electric vehicles don’t need much servicing. Furthermore, electricity is one of the most efficient forms of energy, resulting in a longer lifespan for some components. And brake discs don’t wear out as quickly because of energy recovery during braking.

Legal notice ¹ Electric: the range and electric consumption values indicated are in accordance with the WLTP test procedure on the basis of which new vehicles have been approved since 1 September 2018. They may vary according to the actual conditions of use and various factors such as: speed, thermal comfort in the vehicle, driving style and outside temperature. The charging time depends on the power of the charger in the vehicle, the charging cable, and the type and power of the charging station used. Please contact your point of sale for more information. More information here. Hybrid: the fuel consumption, CO₂ emissions and range values shown comply with the WLTP test procedure on the basis of which new vehicles have been approved since 1 September 2018. This WLTP procedure replaces the European driving cycle (NEDC), which was the test procedure used previously. As the test conditions are more realistic, the fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions measured under the WLTP procedure are in many cases higher than those measured under the NEDC procedure. Fuel consumption, CO₂ emissions and range values may vary according to actual conditions of use and various factors such as: frequency of recharging, driving style, speed, specific equipment, options, tyre types, outside temperature and thermal comfort on board the vehicle. Please contact your point of sale for more information.