Installation & Charging


Recharge daily, drive 100% electric

Charging is an essential step to take full advantage of your 100% electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle. When you are not using your vehicle, it takes just a few seconds to plug it in and charge it. We recommend that you charge your plug-in hybrid vehicle every day in order to enjoy sufficient range to complete the majority of your daily trips using only electric energy.
How to charge your vehicle ?
You have several options for recharging your E-TENSE, each of which influences the charging time of your vehicle. With its many advantages, such as its charging speed and its safety, the DS Wall Box is the charging solution that we favor. Our electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are compatible with these charging methods. 

Domestic charging

In a single-family home or apartment block, charge your electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle: our charging solutions adapt to you.


From a simple household socket to the installation of a wall box, optimise the charging time of your E-TENSE vehicle.

Home Charging Pont
A dedicated home charging point allows safe and optimal charging of your DS and is the recommended method for charging any electrified vehicle. After you order your E-TENSE model, our recommended charging partner (Octopus Energy) will carry out an assessment of your home in order to determine the DS Wall Box most suited to your electrical installation and your usage. Depending on the type of domestic charging solution installed, recharging your DS 3 E-TENSE to 100% can be done in 5 hours 15 minutes with a 3-phase Mode 3 cablewith a 11kW on-board charger. . 
Domestic charging socket
Our E-TENSE models can be charged from a standard domestic socket, thanks to the Mode 2 cable supplied as an optional accessory. If you intend to use a domestic socket to charge your electric or plug-in hybrid car, we recommend that you get it checked by a qualified electrician before using it. 
Plug-in hybrid vehicles are equipped with a smaller battery than fully electric vehicles, which means their electric range is lower. As a result, the time it takes to charge the battery of a plug-in hybrid vehicle is a lot less when compared to a full electric vehicle. For example, it takes around 2 hours to charge the DS 7 E-TENSE on a 7.4kW installation using a DS Wall Box.

Easy installation in 4 steps

An advisor calls you to define the solution that best suits your needs. 
A technician analyses the needs for the installation of the solution in your home. 
Your advisor sends you a quote for the purchase and installation of your wall box. 
A technician delivers, installs and starts up your wall box at home 


There are several types of cables for recharging your electric or hybrid rechargeable car, to be adapted according to the charging solution chosen and the power of your vehicle's on-board charger. All our charging cables are available as accessories. Find out more at the nearest DS STORE to find out.
Mode 2 cable
This cable can deliver up to 1.8 kW of power. It is optimized for use on a household outlet. 
Single-phase Mode 3 cable
This cable can provide you with up to 7.4 kW of power. It is optimized for use on a 7.4 kW DS Wall Box or a public charging station. 
Three-phase Mode 3 cable
This cable can provide you with up to 22 kW of power. It is optimized for use on a DS Wall Box 11kW or 22kW or a public charging station. 

What is the charging time of my vehicle?

Calculate your recharge time according to your autonomy level

Public charging

Access a large network of charging Stations

You can charge your DS at over 300,000 chargers across the UK and Europe with the Electric Universe app from Octopus energy.

Electric Universe was created to simplify public charging, giving Electric vehicle drivers the power to charge with one simple tap with zero added costs or on-going fees.

You can register for a card for free.

Drive with complete peace of mind

Find all the charging stations along your route with availability, charging power and tariffs.
How do charging stations work?

Charging your electric vehicle requires two types of available energy: alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC). Alternating current, distributed by most public networks, allows you to charge your battery at home or Charging time then depends on the power (kW) of the charging cables combined with the capacity of the on-board charger in your DS.


Generally accessible on motorway service areas, other terminals convert alternating current into direct current. During a long journey, they allow you to benefit from rapid and optimized recharging of your battery. Please note, they are only compatible with 100% electric vehicles.

*Please note that 100 kW charging stations are only compatible with 100% electric vehicles (DS 3 ETENSE). Both 22 kW and 50kW charging stations are compatible with all E-TENSE models (both 100% electric and plug-in hybrids).