DS tests EV tech with aggressive E-Tense Performance concept

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The DS E-Tense Performance concept will act as a test bed for technology that could be featured in EVs further down the line

DS has unveiled a new sporty prototype called E-Tense Performance, which marks a significant design evolution since we saw the original E-Tense concept back in 2016. The E-Tense Performance has been developed by the DS Performance team – the group responsible for the brand’s involvement in Formula E – and will be used to test technologies that could feature on future DS models.  

Sitting low and close to the ground with curvy body work and broad shoulders, the E-Tense Performance looks a little Audi-esque from certain angles. Its sweeping roofline and long hood give it a striking silhouette, and at a first glance, it appears to be fairly simple in its design. However, a closer look reveals numerous distinctive details, with sharper elements contrasting with the soft curves. 

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