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Shortly after the launch of DS Automobiles in 2014, driven by courage and the desire to innovate, we wrote a new chapter in the story of our brand by creating a motorsport department: DS Performance.
The motorsport division of DS
DS Automobiles, famous for its avant-garde thinking, will be the only French manufacturer taking part in this season’s Formula E series, with its DS Performance arm. Competing since the second year of the championship, the brand has already enjoyed plenty of success and hopes to give its fans even more with DS E-TENSE FE19.
Developed by our engineers working with our partner TECHEETAH, our new single-seat racing car will take part in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship under the DS TECHEETAH name.
From race track to road
Racing in the heart of cities without generating pollution is a great way for us to meet you and offer you the best on the track as well as on our cars.
Proud of the expertise we’ve gained from competing in Formula E, our aim is for you to benefit from racing-inspired technology. This commitment turns into reality with the arrival of our E-TENSE electric motors in DS 7 CROSSBACK 4x4 E-TENSE and DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE.
DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE
Now available to order, DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE opens the door to a new generation of electric car: with a range of 191 - 206 miles* on the WLTP cycle, and the ability to charge the battery by 80% in 30 minutes with 100kW RAPID charging.
*The electric range you achieve in real life conditions will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. Only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other cars tested to the same technical standard.
DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 4x4
Also available to order now, our DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 4x4 plug-in hybrid is the embodiment of sophistication and power: four-wheel drive, 300 horsepower and low fuel consumption (less than 1.4 litres/100km on the WLTP cycle).
DS X E-TENSE
DS X E-TENSE is an unrestrained interpretation of the car of the future, merging technology with poetry. With its consummate sophistication, our “dream car” is also very powerful, from 540 to 1360 horsepower, due to its two 100% electric motors.
DS PERFORMANCE: THE TEAM
Xavier Mestelan Pinon (above): 47 years old, French, Director of DS Performance
Thomas Chevaucher (below): 37 years old, French, Technical Director
Claire Magnant (above): 34 years old, French, Program Manager
Didier Raso (below): 41 years old, French, Systems and Power Electronics Manager
Adrien Da Cunha Belvès (above): 33 years old, French, Communication and Activation Manager
DS Automobiles, which has been competing in the FIA Formula E Championship since it opened to manufacturers, will field its new DS E-TENSE FE19 single seater in partnership with the TECHEETAH team starting in the 2018/19 season.
The DS brand's long-time partner Total is also joining us in Formula E.
The DS E-TENSE FE19 benefits from transmission lubricant that’s tailor made by Total engineers at the Solaize Research Centre (CReS) near Lyon. This product enables the transmission's efficiency to be optimised and thus lowers the car’s consumption of electricity.