The gorgeous, curvy and quintessentially French Citroen DS is the latest vehicle to be blessed with the magic touch of the genius team at Electrogenic, who convert classic cars into environmentally-sound dream machines.
Named ‘Le DS’ because phonetically it sounds likes French for ‘goddess’, the timeless and elegant car benefits from Electrogenic’s own technology, including an innovative electric pump for the special hydro-pneumatic suspension which gives the DS the feel of a magic carpet ride.
Electrogenic believe that this is the first professionally-converted electric Citroen DS. They’ve removed the 2-litre, four cylinder petrol engine and replaced it with a ‘Hyper9’ brushless electric motor.
So this will give the lucky driver 120bhp and 235Nm of instant torque, which Electrogenic say is a substantial increase over the original.
The power comes from a 48.5kWh battery, giving a range of around 140 miles. A ‘range extender’ battery can extend the journey to over 200 miles.
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If you have ever ridden in a DS it’s a never-forgotten journey. If you haven’t, do yourself a favour. Here at NTK Motors we had a lift in one while hitchhiking through France. It was like being an extra in a classic French film.