DS is demonstrating its E-Tense concept on the streets of Paris today, suggesting the car maker is gauging public response before deciding if the model will make production.
The car is being driven around key city sights as part of a promotional event with DS's DSV-01 Formula E car, marking the first time it has been seen outside of a motor show display.
Earlier this month PSA Group boss Carlos Tavares dropped a further hint that the all-electric DS E-Tense supercar shown as a concept at last month’s Geneva motor show could make it to production by 2021.
The four-wheel-drive, carbonfibre-bodied E-Tense is said to be capable of a 4.5sec 0-62mph time, a 155mph top speed and a 220-mile range. DS is setting about proving those claims with the concept, which was built to production car specification.
Speaking at the launch of the PSA Group’s new ‘Push To Pass’ business plan in early April, Tavares promised that the company will introduce “an all-wheel-drive electric technology available in our top-of-the-range cars” some time between 2019 and 2021.
Although Tavares didn’t mentioned the E-Tense by name, an image of the 402bhp Geneva concept appeared within the presentation that accompanied his speech.