Super Street Network

 |   |   |  400 HP Electric DS E-Tense Heading to Geneva Show
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

400 HP Electric DS E-Tense Heading to Geneva Show

Estimated range of 193 miles.

Kelly Pleskot
Feb 26, 2016

It has been one year since the DS brand splintered off from Citron, and now the French automaker's premium marque is back with a new electric concept. The DS E-Tense electric coupe debuts at the Geneva auto show next week.

The concept's all-electric powertrain produces 402 hp and 381 lb-ft of torque, good for an estimated 0-62 mph time of 4.5 seconds. Its lithium-ion batteries sit under the car's carbon fiber monocoque chassis, keeping the center of gravity low and providing even torque distribution between the axles. The concept rides on Michelin Pilot Supersport tires, hinting at its athletic capabilities.

But perhaps the most interesting part of the concept is its design. On the exterior, LED daytime running lights up front rotate 180 degrees, while rear indicator lights are integrated into the roof. Along the spine of the coupe's metallic green body is a piece of chrome that creases the car into two pieces. There's no windscreen in the back, just a rearview camera.

DS E Tense Concept Rear Three Quarters 660x438 Photo 2/6   |   DS E Tense Concept Rear Three Quarters

DS says the interior of the cabin, which we'll see at the Geneva show, took 800 hours to design, test, and produce. It features a steel dashboard, Focal Utopia sound system, and a watch that can be worn on the wrist or affixed to the center console. A harness that fastens to the driver's seat also doubles as a bag to carry around town. Finishing off the interior is a 10-inch touchscreen.

The DS E-Tense can drive an estimated 224 miles while driving in the city. In mixed driving, DS estimates the E-Tense has a slightly shorter range of 193 miles.

We'll learn more about the two-seater concept next week in Geneva. Meanwhile, watch the video below for a closer look.

Source: DS

By Kelly Pleskot
239 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Do you need a thousand lb-ft of torque in a convertible? Nope. Should you want it? Yes.
Ian KuahAug 22, 2017
It's hard to imagine the last time we've seen a Toyota MR2 that's so well built.
Jonathan WongAug 21, 2017
Volkswagen has officially announced that it's putting the retro-inspired I.D. Buzz concept into production at Monterey Car Week
Alex NishimotoAug 21, 2017
The game that has just about everything a true Formula One fan would want and then some
Andrew BeckfordAug 21, 2017
As you can see, the exterior of the Guntherwerks 400R has been thoroughly, but tastefully modified
Jonathon KleinAug 21, 2017
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP