A “High Performance Laboratory” – DS Automobiles presents the DS E-TENSE PERFORMANCE prototype
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DS Automobiles has unveiled the DS E-TENSE PERFORMANCE prototype, designed as a “high performance laboratory” to accelerate the development of future DS Automobiles design technologies.
Envisioned, developed and created by its DS Performance motorsport division, the concept features twin 600 kW (815 hp) electric motors and four-wheel drive.
The chassis, power supply and battery introduce solutions that will help fuel the development of future generations of all-electric E-TENSE production models.
From February 2022, the DS PERFORMANCE team is organizing the first tests with DS E-TENSE PERFORMANCE.
Jean-Éric Vergne, E-TENSE ambassador, and Antonio Felix da Costa, both Formula E champions, will take the wheel of the prototype to finalize its development, before starting testing on tracks and open roads.
A unique physical prototype, DS E-TENSE PERFORMANCE will also be available in NFT.
Thomas Chevaucher, Director of DS PERFORMANCE, said: “Our goal is to apply the experience gained in Formula E and the expertise we have gained from our international titles to a project that predicts the performance electric car of tomorrow. It is a laboratory that will allow us to analyze the behavior of the components and to develop them with a view to future manufacturing. The idea is also to find solutions to reduce costs, facilitate their manufacture and explore implementations in production models. The next generations of the E-TENSE range will benefit from these developments.
From 2024, each new DS Automobiles the design will only be 100% electric.
Present in 41 countries, the DS brand has created and is developing an exclusive distribution network which includes 400 DS STORES throughout the world.