DS E-Tense EV concept: A big green French luxury machine

The DS E-Tense is a big, luxurious, fast and eye-catching electric coupe. Just what’s needed by the upstart offshoot of Citroen at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

The electric drivetrain has 402hp (300kW) and 381 lb-ft (516Nm), and is able propel the 1,800kg (3,970 lb) green coupe with its lightweight carbon monocoque body from 0 to 100km/h in 4.5 seconds. Top speed is 250km/h (155mph).

Range in the city is estimated to be 360km (224mi), while in mixed conditions this drops to 310km (193mi). The E-Tense rides on 20-inch alloy wheels with 245/35 Michelin Pilot Supersport tires up front, and 305/30 tires at the back.

DS has teamed up with other French luxury brands, with E-Tense featuring a helmet harness made Moynat, a one-off watch by BRM Chronographers, and a Focal Utopia audio system with nine speakers and 640W output.


Length: 4,720mm | 185.8 inches
Width: 2,080mm | 81.9 inches
Height: 1,290mm | 50.8 inches