Citroën Unveils DS E-Tense EV Concept Sports Coupe

A new electric sports coupe concept car, the E-Tense, was recently unveiled by French automaker Citroën under the DS brand at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. As one can see, the concept car has quite a look to it — accompanied by some impressive specs (though concept cars always do have good specs, don’t they?).

The DS E-Tense is reported to do 0-62 miles per hour (0–100 km/h) in 4.5 seconds, and to possess a top speed of 155 miles per hour (250 km/h). This is accomplished through an electric powertrain possessing 402 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. The single-charge range of the model is reported to be 192 miles (on the European testing regime…).

DS e-tense

The chassis, composed of carbon fiber, comes in at near 3,600 pounds.

Green Car Reports provides more:

The DS E-Tense is an electric sports coupe that likely previews the brand’s future styling rather than a specific upcoming production model. While some automakers use styling to advertise a car’s electric powertrain, the E-Tense has many elements that look like they’d be at home on a gasoline sports car, including a massive grille and copious air intakes. One interesting detail is the pair of roof-mounted rear turn signals, a nod to the original 1955 Citroën DS.

Inside the two-seat cockpit, the driver is confronted by a 12-inch display screen that acts as the gauge cluster, as well as a 10-inch display screen in the center console that handles infotainment functions. Some unusual features include a one-off BRM watch that can be affixed to the center console or worn as a wristwatch, and handmade helmet harnesses.

Who could have guessed? As far as concept cars go, though, this one is rather interesting looking.


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