DS 3 E-Tense

DS 3 E-Tense is an all-electric crossover with a WLTP range of up to 402 km (250 miles). EVKX.net has all the details.

DS 3 E-Tense

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The DS 3 E-Tense has a maximum power of 115 KW (156 hp/154 bhp). The total torque is 260 nm (192 ft-lb). It performs the 0-100km/h sprint (0-62mph) in 9 seconds. The top speed is 150 km/h.

Battery, range, and charging

The battery has a gross capacity of 54kWh and a net capacity of 50,8kWh, meaning you have a 3,2kWh buffer for protection. (5,9%). The Lithium-Ion battery uses NMC technology.

The WLTP range varies from 402 to 396 km (250-246 mi), depending on car options. Bigger wheels are an example of an equipment option that increases consumption and reduces the electric range. The consumption is between 12.6kWh/100km for the basic version and 12.8kWh/100km for the top trim version for the WLTP standard test. For more details about the range, see real-world data and range listing on this model’s range and consumption page.

The maximum DC charging speed is 100kW. A full charge from 0 - 100% would take 57 minutes, while a more common scenario of 10-80% would take 29 minutes. If you assume you lose 5 minutes driving per charge stop in addition to the charge time, the optimum charge area is from 4% to 57%, resulting in an actual charge speed, including time loss, of 66kW. Each charge session would take 24 minutes and 25 seconds.

Onboard charger

For level 1 and level 2 AC charging, the onboard charger supports up to 11 KW charging. As a result, you can charge the battery 0-100% from home in about 4 hours and 37 minutes.

DS 3 E-Tense

Charge port

The location of the charge port is on the left rear side. This location makes it easy to use charge stations where you need to back up into the charger. The connector types vary between the different markets. This model uses CCS Combo 1 for North America and for Europe, CCS Combo 2. See full specifications for all markets.


DS 3 E-Tense has an all-wheel drive system supported by two motors, one on each axle.

The front suspension is MacPherson Strut, and the rear suspension is Torsion Beam. It uses steel springs and hydraulic dampers. The suspension has a fixed height and damping. The ground clearance with this suspension is 170 mm.


Regenerative braking is available in two modes. You can use one-pedal driving or you can coast and use the blended brakes to regen.


You can choose between 5 different paint colors when ordering this model. Additionally, you can choose between 5 wheels with sizes from 17 to 18 inches.

The car has four regular doors and a hatchback-style liftgate.

There is only one roof for this model.

You can order the car with tinted windows from B-pillar and back.

DS 3 E-Tense


The seat layout is the traditional five seats with two in front and three in the rear.

First row seats

Only one front seat type is available in the DS 3 E-Tense.

The following functionalities are available on the standard seat.

  • electric adjustment (optional)
  • massage (optional)

You can choose from 4 different materials/colors for this seat type.

Second-row seat

The second row has a standard three-seat bench with a 60:40 split where you can fold each section separately to increase the cargo space. In addition, the following functionalities are available.

There is only one type of steering wheel available.

Climate system

There is one climate system available. This model has a heat pump as standard. This heat pump can save significant energy that the EV would use for heating in cold weather.


DS 3 E-Tense has several features to make your life as a driver or passenger more comfortable.

Keyless entry allows access to the car without needing to find the key. As long you bring it with you, the doors open.

Keyless go makes it possible to start the car without using the key.

User interface and control

The screen behind the steering wheel integrated into the dashboard is 7.0 inches large. The touch screen on the dashboard’s center is 10.3 inches large. A head-up display is a standard system that presents speed and other important driver information in front of the driver on the windshield.

DS 3 E-Tense


One type of sound system is available for the DS 3 E-Tense. With the , you get NULL speakers with a max system output of watts.

In addition, with the standard in-car navigation system, you get the help you need to find your destination. Furthermore, the DS 3 E-Tense supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This functionality allows you to present your phone’s screen in the car’s screen so you can run apps like Google Maps or Waze.


The standard headlights use LED Matrix technology. LED Matrix is an adaptive system that splits the traditional single headlight beam into dozens of smaller rays that the light controller can turn on and off individually to un-light small areas in front. In addition, the standard taillights use LED technology.

DS 3 E-Tense

Advanced driver assistance systems

The DS 3 E-Tense has several standard and optional advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for better safety and comfort.

Safety systems

The DS 3 E-Tense has a lane-keeping assist as a standard system. This system helps to prevent the car from getting out of its lane. In addition, it has a lane departure warning system that warns the driver if the vehicle leaves the driving lane.

Driving Automation

The DS 3 E-Tense offers driving automation on level 1, depending on the equipment level.

With the DS Drive Assist level 1 system, you get the following driving automation features.

Cargo Capacity and Towing Ability

The cargo capacity in the trunk is 350 liters. With the rear seat down, it is 1050 liters. The maxium weight of the car is 2008 kg (4427 lbs), and with the base weight of 1550 kg (3417 lbs), you can max load 458 kg (1010 lbs), including driver and passengers. Some options can increase the base weight and reduce the maximum loading weight.

This model is not available with a towbar. So, to pull a trailer, you must look at other models.

DS 3 E-Tense

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