Presented at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the A1 e-tron is a Mega City Vehicle (MCV) with an electric powertrain, which extends the concept introduced with the first e-tron Concept and the e-tron Detroit Concept to the premium compact class.
The four-passenger, two-door MCV city car was designed specifically for use in the metropolitan areas of Europe and North America and in the rapidly growing megacities of Asia and South America.
The Audi A1 e-tron always drives on electric power (range of 50Km); an internal 254cc Wankel combustion engine is used to recharge the battery in isolated cases and increases the range up to 200 km.
The synchronous electric motor of the Audi A1 e-tron is mounted transversely at the front of the car. Its low mounting position has a positive effect on the vehicle's center of gravity.
Continuous output is rated at 45 kW (61 hp), with peak power of 75 kW (102 hp) available in short bursts. 150 Nm (110.63 lb-ft) of torque is continuously available, and peak torque is 240 Nm (177.01 lb-ft).
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