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.
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.
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.
Available to order from spring 2019, DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE opens the door to a new generation of electric car: between 300 and 320 kilometres of range on the WLTP cycle, and the ability to charge the battery by 80% in 30 minutes.
Also available to order from spring 2019, 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 2.2litre/100km on the WLTP cycle).
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.
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.