Friday, October 2, 2009

Audi e-tron electric car tried out for high performance with electricdrive support

Research and development are frequently worked out in all the departments always to tune the technology further concerning the economy in the mind and to find out an alternative for the existing one, regarding motors the drive system is still dependable upon fuel (petroleum) though the electric system has advantageous merits than fuel system, that produce no direct exhaust emissions and thus ease the local burden on the environment and more, but still lot of tuning is to be implemented or developed for volume production. A good energy storage system is required, heavy batteries are needed to short out this defect.

Audi is taking a new approach to offset these disadvantages – a holistic approach with a specific vehicle package, presents the highlight of the IAA 2009: 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 230 kW (313 hp) and 4,500 Nm (3,319.03 lb-ft) of torque, the two-seater accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0 – 62.14 mph) in 4.8 seconds, and from 60 to 120 km/h (37.28 – 74.56 mph) in 4.1 seconds. The lithium-ion battery provides a truly useable energy content of 42.4 kilowatt hours to enable a range of approximately 248 kilometers.a systematic lightweight construction concept and an optimal configuration of all components for the electric drive.

Check out more about; The concept, Design and Package, Interior and Control, Drive System and Energy Supply and Driving Dynamics and more