The Audi E-Tron Prototype Powers Up


 

It's difficult to imagine a full-sized, luxury SUV that is fully electric and able to keep up with other modern vehicles. However, Audi engineers have been working on the Audi e-tron prototype that not only boasts incredible efficiency, but also high power. With a system output of 300 kW, this prototype can accelerate from zero to 60 in less than six seconds. Moreover, in a test cycle, the e-tron covered almost 250 miles on a single battery charge. This vehicle was recently tested at the Pikes Peak to demonstrate the innovative recuperation concept.

Among the Southern Rocky Mountains, the Audi e-tron prototype showed off its variable recuperation system that is the most efficient in its class. On a 19-mile downhill drive, the electric SUV feeds back enough energy to the battery that it can almost cover the same distance again. With the conditions at Pike Peak, the Audi e-tron prototype regains energy up to 221.3 lb-ft of torque and 220kW of electric power: that's more than 70 percent of its operating output. And with these results, there are no other production models that have achieved those values as of now.

There's no question that the Audi e-tron prototype's efficiency is impressive, but what is truly breath-taking is its performance. This sleek electric SUV prototype utilizes two electric motors that have an output of 265 kW and produce 413.8 lb-ft of torque. There is also the boost mode feature, which is available for eight seconds at a time.

It's exciting to think of the future of path of sophisticated, electric vehicles that Audi is blazing while on the Pike Peak roads. If you can't wait for the prototype to come out, browse our inventory of new and used vehicles at Audi Tulsa to what stylish Audi options may be right for you.

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