Audi: Electric Motor Concept is Not a Compromise

Aug 19, 2015

According to Audi, electric driving is a pleasure, not a compromise. The brand is demonstrating this with the Audi e-tron quattro concept at the International Motor Show (IAA) 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. The sporty SUV provides an outlook on the brand’s first large-series electric car, accordion the company.

The Audi e-tron quattro concept is designed from the ground up as an electric car. It follows the Audi “Aerosthetics” concept, combining technical measures for reducing aerodynamic drag with creative design solutions, accordion to the company. Movable aerodynamic elements at the front, on the sides and at the rear improve the air flow around the car. The aerodynamically optimized underbody is completely closed. With a cd value of 0.25, the car sets a new record in the SUV segment, according to Audi. This contributes considerably to its range of more than 310 miles.

The car’s length falls between that of the Audi Q5 and the Q7. Its typical SUV body and flat, coupe-like cabin give the Audi e-tron quattro concept a dynamic appearance, according to the company. The spacious interior offers room for four people.

The large lithium-ion battery is positioned between the axles and below the passenger compartment. This installation position provides for a low center of gravity and a balanced axle load distribution, which gives the car better driving dynamics and driving safety, according to Audi.

Audi uses its experience with the electrically driven Audi R8 e-tron sports car for the drive system. Three electric motors-one on the front axle and two on the rear axle-drive the Audi e-tron quattro concept.