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Published on March 1st, 2016 | by James Ayre


Citroën DS E-Tense Is The Latest Concept Electric Sports Coupe

March 1st, 2016 by  

Originally published on EV Obsession.

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…).

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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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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