Audi e-tron Turns Production Version

One of the most anticipated and exciting unveiling of last month's Frankfurt Auto Show, the Audi e-tron, will get a production version in at most two or three years. At least this is what Johan de Nysschen, Audi of America president told Autoweek. "I expect we will see running examples in the next 24 months," the president said.

The e-tron is powered by four electric motors, located two at the front and two at the rear axle. All the four engines generate 313 hp and an amazing 4,500 Nm of torque. These numbers allow the e-tron to reach 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds. The top speed of the e-tron is rated at 200 km/h (124.27 mph), while the range of the super-EV, given by the 53 kilowatt hours battery block stands at 248 kilometers (154 miles).

Charging the e-tron is however as challenging as with any other electric vehicle. In all, the car must stay plugged in for some 6 to 8 hours to get fully charged. To solve this minor setback, Audi is currently working on a wireless charging solution.

Some of the technologies used for the creation of the e-tron may be used in other Audi vehicles before a production full-electric gets here. The most likely to get some of e-tron's tech are of course Audi's upcoming hybrids.

de Nysschen didn't go as far as forecasting a price tag for Audi's e-tron, but as we all know, performance, and especially electric performance does not come cheap. Compared with Tesla's Model S, priced at under $60,000, the e-tron may be well above that.
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