The DS E-TENSE concept, which debuted last year from the Geneva Motor Show, is potentially heading ever closer towards production.

DS E-TENSE

DS E-TENSE

As it turns out, the PSA Group (parent company to Peugeot, Citroën and DS brands) has now filed a trademark for the E-Tense name.

According to Autocar, the DS E-TENSE could reach production after new conventional SUV (which by the way hasn't had its trademark secured yet).

"The luxury arm of PSA Group – also parent company to Peugeot and Citroën – has been toying with the idea of its own supercar as a halo model since the car’s warm reception in Geneva, in addition to a new SUV.

Unusually, however, a trademark for the SUV hasn’t yet been filed, despite the model being expected to make production before the supercar.

We won’t be seeing the E-Tense in production form until after 2018 when the SUV is due to go on sale, and it could come as late as 2021, with all-wheel drive and a 402bhp electric powertrain."

The concept was also shown at the streets and on the track.

DS E-TENSE in Geneva

DS E-TENSE in Geneva

Quick spec:

  • 402hp (around 300 kW) and 516 Nm of torque
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) comes up in 4.5 seconds
  • an expected 310 km (193 miles) mixed cycle range (360 km or 224 miles range in an urban cycle)

DS E-TENSE offering ~200 miles/300 km of all-electric driving

DS E-TENSE offering ~200 miles/300 km of all-electric driving

source: Autocar