DS has unveiled the all-electric E-Tense concept. The electric sports car was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show 2016 and features a 402 PS electric motor that is capable of covering 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds. Top speed lies north of 150 mph.
|The DS luxury brand is looking to the future with the all-electric DS E-Tense concept car making its debut at Geneva 2016. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XqkvD)|
It's not clear if the E-Tense concept will ever make production - or how much it will cost - but its launch gives a significant mark of intent that DS is looking to build its first high performance car. Given its involvement in Formula E, it's perhaps not surprising that the DS E-Tense is all-electric.
The electric powertrain will produce 516Nm of torque and be capable of reaching a top speed of 155mph, while bespoke Michelin Pilot Supersport tyres will work with the double wishbone suspension to maintain positive road handling.
|Rear side view of the all-electric DS E-Tense concept car. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XqkvD)|
Its Lithium-ion batteries are situated under the carbon fibre chassis to improve handling by keeping the centre of gravity low. The E-Tense will weigh 1.8 tonnes and boast an electric range of 190 - 220 miles, although DS doesn't state how long the batteries will take to charge.
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