Citroen's premium brand, DS, has filed a trademark for the E-Tense name, suggesting that thesporty concept coupe
could make the transition into a production model.
Presented last year in Geneva, the E-Tense is a luxurious all-electric GT, with DS claiming at the time that the concept could enter production in one form or the other if there's enough interest from customers.
speculates that even if it does get the green light, we won't see it until after 2018 whenDS' upcoming SUV
goes on sale, and could possibly come as late as 2021.
It would likely use the two electric motors thatpowered the concept
producing a healthy 402 horsepower and 516 Nm (381 lb-ft) of torque, fed by a lithium-ion battery pack that allows for a zero-emission driving range of up to 360 km (224 miles). The batteries, however, could be updated, so that the E-Tense will travel more between charges.
DS already took theshow car out for a short drive
on the streets of Paris last summer to test the public's reaction to it, while PSA chief, Carlos Tavares,has hinted towards a production
model on several occasions.