DS E-Tense is filmed in Paris streets with a license plate. Is it a sign of production intentions?

When the DS E-Tense was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, we forgot to warn that it could be a sign that DS was very likely considering to produce an electric sports car. But the video below, published this week, shows the concept running in Paris streets. And it presents license plates. Why is a concept running in common streets? Why is it with regular license plates? More than all that, why is DS making a new video with it? Is it the sign of production intentions? Check the video below.

The DS E-Tense is a 4.72 m long and 1.29 m high two-seater with a range of 310 km. If you only drive it in the city, its range increases to 360 km. The E-Tense is equipped with 53 kWh lithium-ion batteries, a 300 kW Siemens electric engine (not this one) and 517 Nm. It could be a stylish competitor to the future Tesla Roadster. And the beginning of a new electric car range. Just like Tesla has started its own range: with a high performance and low volume vehicle with a lot of appeal.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.