Monday, January 11, 2010

Only a Concept, But a Good Looking Car

Electric cars don't have to be stupid looking. Audi shows off second e-tron electric car concept | 2010 Detroit auto show And Audi follows up with a 2nd e-tron concept. (e-tron is going to be their electric brand.)
[Click the image for a better view.]
The two motors driving the wheels, along with the 880-pound lithium ion battery, give the car 204 horsepower and 1,955 pound-feet of torque, getting the e-tron to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds. The 45 kilowatt-hour battery also gives the car a range of 155 miles.
Not too shabby.
The original e-tron had 4 motors, one in each wheel, and substantial torque. Still, this isn't bad. If I had to guess, I would say the cost of the battery pack is what is holding them back.

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