Audi A1 e-tron Trial Starts in Munich
Fortunately if you run out of juice, there’s also a tine Wankel engine that acts as a generator. Naturally, Audi wants to know if the system works and if customers will buy it, so to test the setup a full trial is underway starting today in the German city of Munich.
For this project, Audi will cooperate with E.ON and the public utility Stadtwerke Munchen and Technise Universitat Muncher.
Audi will provide 20 A1 e-tron extended-range EVs, with E.ON and SWM installing charging stations in the city and the surrounding areas. The 0.25-liter generator should emit only 45 g/km of CO2 in urban driving, so Audi might have a winner on its hands.
“In this era of electric mobility, we will offer our customers a wide range of services which go beyond driving itself, like for example the networking of vehicles with their surroundings and infrastructure,” said Audi’s head of Electric Mobility Strategy. “We want to use this trial fleet to learn more about our customers’ usage of electric cars and their expectations. We are planning additional fleet endeavors in strategically important markets.”