Stunning DS E-TENSE


DS Automobiles has revealed its stunning looking Electric racer – The DS E-TENSE FE 19.

The French brand will compete as the only French FIA-approved constructor in the coming FIA Formula E Championship. It is an exciting time as a brand new generation of all-electric single-seater racing cars will go head-to-head. The efficient technology developed by DS Automobiles’ competition arm DS Performance has already harvested four victories and 10 podium finishes on four continents over a period spanning less than three years of E racing. DS says the ‘knowhow accrued in racing is accelerating the development of DS Automobiles’ range of electrified cars and all the brand’s models will feature plug-in hybrid or all-electric variants in the future’.

Here’s the technology low down:

Type: Single seater

Lenght x Width x Height: 5.16 m x 1.77 m x 1.05 m

Wheelbase 3.10 metres

Weight: 900 kg minimum with driver

Batteries: 54kWh capacity, 385kg

Engine: Electric engine(s) driving rear wheels

Max Power: 250 kW (338hp)

Racing Energy Recovered Power: 250kW

Supply: 900V

Brakes: Ventilated carbon disks, 4-piston calipers ; rear brake by wire

Max Speed: 230 kph (optimised for street circuits)

0-100 km/h: 2.8 seconds

Braking Distance: 100 metres to slow down from 230 kph to 40 kph

Tyres: Michelin Pilot Sport EV season 5, 245x40R18 (front), 305x40R18 (rear)


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Michael is Motorhub's Editor. He is a famous face in Ireland having worked on RTE Television since 1990, firstly as a young people's TV presenter. His motoring CV took off in the mid 90's. Initially responsible for motoring content with RTE's daytime TV dept. he went on to present the RTE TV car show Drive! for 4 seasons. He has worked as a Producer/Director and Executive Producer on numerous motoring television shows in Ireland and Internationally including The Whole Way Round, The Shamrock Run, The Viking Run and The Irish 66ers to name just a few - many raised much needed funds for children's hospitals in Ireland. In print and radio his credits include the RTE Guide as motoring editor from 1999-2003, he transferred to RTE on line where he set up and edited the Motors section until mid 2015. His print credits are too many to list but include National daily (Irish Times) and Sunday newspapers, magazines, radio (multiple RTE radio shows including contributing editor with the Gerry Ryan show & The Mooney Show, plus guest he is a contributor to Tubridy, The Dave Fanning Show, Drivetime etc. Michael contributes weekly on Today FM on The Last Word with Matt Cooper. Michael has also represented Ireland's motoring journalists in Motorsport at the International Mazda MX-5 endurance race series in Italy and the Arctic Ice Race. He has been a Car of the Year Judge for over 17 years and is a former Chairperson of the Association of Professional Motoring Press (APMP).

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