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DS E-Tense concept a hot little electric two-seater (pictures)

French automaker DS brings a new concept to the Geneva auto show, an electric sports car with a unique design.

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Citroen's performance brand, DS, brought a new concept to the Geneva auto show, the E-Tense.

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DS became a stand-alone brand last year.

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Although the E-Tense has a grille, it doesn't have an engine. Instead, the E-Tense uses an electric drivetrain.

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DS notes that the E-Tense's lithium-ion battery pack is integrated in the car's floor, while the electric motor sits at the rear axle.

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The electric drivetrain produces 402 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque, giving the car a range of 200 miles.

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A carbon-fiber body keeps the car light, helping its range.

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The small E-Tense only has room for two passengers.

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The lack of a rear window would certainly compromise visibility, although as a concept it really doesn't matter.

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Despite the electric drivetrain, the E-Tense shows many air intakes, likely to cool batteries and brakes.

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Vents at the front fenders have a very complex look.

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The smooth top gives the E-Tense a distinct style.

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As the electric motor would not take up much room in the rear, there would likely be luggage space under this canopy.

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The rear of the E-Tense shows a carbon fiber diffusor, hinting at its sports car performance.

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The black and green interior echoes the exterior look.

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Paddles at the steering wheel suggest multiple regeneration modes for the electric drivetrain.

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A center LCD is suspended on a strut off the dashboard.

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