Grey DS 9
The benefits Discover more about the benefits of electric motoring Plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles not only produce low or even zero CO2 emissions, they’re more cost-effective to run than regular combustion-engined cars.
Charging port on DS vehicle
How to charge Learn how to charge your electric or hybrid vehicle An electric vehicle (EV) or a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) requires manual charging, which means connecting it to a standard mains supply, a dedicated domestic wallbox or a public charger.


If you have any queries, please check out our FAQs – and don’t hesitate to contact us if you still require answers.

How long does it take to charge an EV?


​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%).

Why are EVs/PHEVs more affordable to run than ordinary cars?


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.

Why is an EV cheaper to maintain than other types of cars?


An EV’s drivetrain consists of fewer working parts than are present in a combustion engine, which means it’s less likely to malfunction.