The recently gone independent subbrand DS Automobiles has taken the wraps off the E-Tense concept during the ongoing Geneva Motor Show.

The upscale brand has revealed the E-Tense concept as their view concerning the high-performance electric vehicle segment and we’re being treated here to a stylish and impressive concept with a coupe body. The prototype is also designed to highlight the first year of existence of DS Automobiles as a standalone marquee and this electric grand tourer has a design that continues the lines introduced with the Divine DS concept. Dimensions stand at 4.12 meters in length, 2.08 meters in width and a very sleek and low height of just 1.29 meters for a very dramatic side viewing. The interesting design is also supported with the powertrain choice: 402 horsepower (300 kilowatts) and an instant torque of 381 pound-feet (516 Newton meters) are available for the driver in order to reach 62 miles (100 kilometers) per hour in only four and a half seconds and then go as fast as 155 mph (250 km/h). The electric range is not really spectacular – the lithium-ion battery pack will last for up to 224 miles (360 km) in the city or as much as 192 miles (310 km) when using the combined cycle.

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The concept is reaching the tarmac with its 20-inch alloy wheels with unique Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires and has carbon monocoque chassis – but still tips the scales at a hefty 3, 968 pounds (1, 800 kg), mostly due to the battery pack. It also has an independent superimposed double wishbone suspension and the interior comes with a custom job including a cold steel accent dashboard and a steering wheel shaped like a tulip. There’s also a 10-inch infotainment system with a Focal 640-watt, nine-speaker sound system.


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