Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Audi e-tron Detroit Concept

North American International Auto Show 2010 The Detroit showcar Audi e-tron shows another variant of an electric vehicle developed by Audi.
The Detroit showcar Audi e-tron is the second electric concept vehicle from Audi just a few months after the debut of the Audi e-tron at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The concept is 3.93 meter (154.72 in) long and 1.78 meter (70.08 in) wide but just 1.22 meter (48.03 in) tall. The car wheelbase is just 2.43 meters (95.67 in) – 22 centimeters (8.66 in) shorter than the R8.
Thanks to the adoption of the ASF aluminum lightweight structure with carbon fiber-reinforced composite body panels the total weight has been limited to 1,350 kilograms.
The powertrain adopts two electric motors mounted on the rear axle that deliver a combined output of 150 kW (204 hp) and 2,650 Nm (1954.54 lb-ft).
The e-tron Concept accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 5.9 seconds and from 60 to 120 km/h (37.28 - 74.56 mph) in 5.1 seconds.
The Detroit showcar Audi e-tron is able to distribute its electric motors’ high torque between the wheels entirely as required (“torque vectoring” technology).
Thanks to its low weight, short wheelbase and 40:60 weight distribution for dynamic handling, the Audi e-tron has all the drivability of a go-kart.
Lithium-ion batteries, located for an optimal center of gravity behind the passenger compartment and ahead of the rear axle, make an effective energy content of 45 kilowatt-hours available. This makes an operating range of up to 250 kilometers (155.34 miles) realistically possible.
Among the highlights is the advanced thermal managementequipped with a heat pump, which provides an efficient way of heating up and maintaining the interior temperature.
From the official Press Release Click Here!
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