With the latest trend in all realms of the automobile sector being – Attaining energy efficiency, Audi has unveiled the E-Tron Quattro Concept vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor show, 2015.
500 km range, 95-kWh Battery.
Definitely a lot of power is generated by the three electric motors (one up front, two on the rear axle), that offer a total output of 429 HP under normal circumstances and up to 496 HP using boost. The E-Tron Quattro’s boost also offers 799 Nm of torque.
Expected to go on sale in 2018, this vehicle offers the motorists – Speed, conflated with Energy Efficiency. It thus provides a win-win situation. Pushing the Quattro vehicle to 100 km per hour in 4.6 seconds, the speed attained has broken all the barriers that used to arise from most electric cars. This SUV is the new standard in electric vehicles, says an Audi spokesperson.
Let’s talk about performance, in terms of design.
The Audi E‑Tron Quattro concept combines the design with the aerodynamics and an all-electric drive system. The car’s drag coefficient measures just 0.25 – a new best for the SUV segment, where figures are usually considerably over 0.30, giving it quite a dynamic appearance.
A large lithium-ion battery is integrated into the floor of the passenger compartment. It gives the Audi E‑tron Quattro concept a balanced axle load distribution and a low center of gravity – which are prerequisites for its dynamic handling.
Intelligent driving. (This is the part where you feel relieved, that you can finally use your phones while driving. Well. Audi has made that easy for you, but don’t try that even with adult supervision)
The concept study is equipped with all the technologies that Audi has developed for piloted driving: radar sensors, a video camera, ultrasonic sensors and a laser scanner. The data from these sources and electronics comes together in the central driver assistance controller (zFAS), located inside the luggage compartment. It computes a complete model of the car’s surroundings in real time and makes this information available to all assistance systems and other systems for piloted driving. This technology is also nearly ready for use in the present production vehicles.
Electricity is good. But do we really want one more device to charge?
Drivers need not worry much about charging. But, along with all your other electronic gadgets, if you own this sleek SUV, just add it to your list. The Combined Charging System (CCS) ensures charging is possible with a DC or AC electrical current. A full charge with DC electrical current at a charging column, with an output of 150 kW takes just around 50 minutes. Audi Wireless Charging technology is available for those of you who detest toying with wires. In addition to this, Audi has tried its hand at harnessing solar energy by integrating a solar roof that provides electricity for the drive system battery on sunny days.
Quite a lot of technology, this one!