Audi reveals the electric e-tron
Audi presented the e-tron, a high-performance sports
car with a purely electric drive system.
Four motors – two each at the front and rear axles –
drive the wheels, making the concept car a true quattro.
Producing 313 h.p. and 3,319.03 lb.-ft. of torque, the
two-seater accelerates from 0 to 62.14 mph in 4.8 seconds,
and from 37.28 - 74.56 mph in 4.1 seconds. The lithium-ion
battery provides a useable energy content of 42.4 kilowatt
hours to enable a range of approximately 248 kilometers,
or 154 miles.
Audi has taken a new, and in some cases revolutionary,
approach to many of the technical modules. A heat pump
is used to efficiently warm up and heat the interior.
The drive system, the power electronics and the battery
are controlled by a thermal management system that is
a component for achieving the car’s range without compromising