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Electric Cars

autoviva2015-08-24 15:12:47

Audi reveals sketches of Frankfurt concept

e-tron quattro serves as a preview of the new all-electric Q6

Future Audi Q6 is being developed to compete with the Tesla X
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is getting ready to present at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show an electric concept: the e-tron quattro. According to the German brand vehicle serves as a preview to the all-new electric Q6 that Audi plans to launch in 2018 to compete with the TeslaTeslaTeslaUnited States of America, 2003 > present4 models
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The concept has dimensions between the Q5Q5 Gen.1Audi Q5 Gen.1Germany, 2008 > 201665 versions
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and Q7Q7 Gen.2Audi Q7 Gen.2Germany, 2015 > present9 versions
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and is in the final stages of construction at Ingolstadt. The model that will be built and launched based on the e-tron quattro will become the first large scale electric product from Audi, with zero-emissions driving that does not compromise pleasure.
 
The electric model that is being prepared by Audi is being thought of as a direct opponent of the already confirmed Tesla X. The development program is being promoted and led by director of research and development of Audi, Ulrich Hackenberg.
 
The arrival of the production version of the e-tron quattro on the markets is scheduled for 2018 and intends to offer an electric range of at least 500km. The model will be built based on the MLB platform, the one that is also being used on the recently launched second generation of the Q7.
 
Using the knowledge gained from the R8 e-tron the e-tron quattro has three electric motors, one mounted on the transmission and two at rear, each positioned in one of the wheels. The first distributes power to the front axle, so the concept offers all-wheel drive, hence the name quattro.
 
The power is supplied by a lithium-ion battery placed on a lower area of the platform, helping to reduce the center of gravity of the vehicle and to balance the weight distribution on the axles.
 
More information will be provided closer to the Frankfurt Motor Show which runs from 17 to 27 September.
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