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DS 3: Practical information / Charging the traction battery (Electric)

DS 3 2016-2023 Owners Manual

To recharge, connect the vehicle to a domestic electricity supply (domestic or accelerated charging) or to a fast public charger (superfast charging).

For a full charge, follow the desired charging procedure without pausing it, until it ends automatically. Charging can be either immediate or deferred (except fast public charger, mode 4).

You can stop domestic or accelerated charging at any time by unlocking the vehicle and removing the nozzle. For superfast charging, refer to the fast public charger.

For more information on the charging displays on the Instrument panel and the Touch screen, refer to the corresponding section.

DS 3. Charging the traction battery (Electric) An LED, located below the interior rear view mirror and visible from outside the vehicle, flashes blue for a few minutes to confirm that charging has started.

It is also possible to monitor the charging progress using the MyDS application.

For more information on Remote functions, refer to the corresponding section.

DS 3. Charging the traction battery (Electric) As a safety measure, the engine will not start if the charging cable is plugged into the connector on the vehicle. A warning is displayed on the instrument panel.

DS 3. Charging the traction battery (Electric) Cooling the traction battery

The cooling fan in the engine compartment comes on during charging to cool the on-board charger and the traction battery.

DS 3. Charging the traction battery (Electric) Vehicle immobilised for 1 to 12 months

Discharge the traction battery down to 2 or 3 bars on the charge level indicator on the instrument panel.

Do not connect the charging cable. Always park the vehicle in a place with temperatures between -10°C and 30°C (parking in a place with extreme temperatures can damage the traction battery).

Disconnect the cable from the (+) terminal of the accessory battery in the engine compartment.

Connect a 12 V battery charger to the (+) and (-) terminals of the accessory battery about every 3 months in order to recharge the accessory battery and maintain an operating voltage.

Charging cables, sockets and chargers

The charging cable supplied with the vehicle (depending on version) is compatible with the electrical systems in the country of sale. When travelling abroad, check the compatibility of local electrical systems with the charging cable...


Electric vehicles were developed in accordance with the guidelines on maximum electromagnetic fields issued by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP - 1998 Guidelines)...

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Principle of operation

DS 3. Principle of operation

Using the rear camera, the vehicle's close surroundings are recorded during manoeuvres at low speed.

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