Eco-motoring is all the buzz these days and it seems, the same applies to the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. German automaker, Audi has presented its latest concept offering in the electric car segment, the all new e-tron quattro SUV. Company claims the SUV, which is expected to make it’s debut in 2018 will find its foundation in this concept. The car can travel an astonishing 500kms on a single charge, courtesy of a 0.25 drag coefficient.
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The Audi e-tron quattro concept features a power output of more than 495bhp and this grunt is harnessed by Audi’s e-quattro drive technology. E-tron concept is capable of producing 800Nm of torque and can accelerate from 0-100kmph in under 4.2 seconds. These statistical marvels are achieved, thanks to the three electric motors that are featured under the hood of the concept car and so the e-tron quattro offers an electronically limited top speed of 209kmph.
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The lithium-ion battery packs are attached to the floor pan of the cabin and helps maintain a low center of gravity and a balanced axle load distribution, which the company claims helps the SUV maintain the handling characteristics of a sports car. The battery features a Combined Charging System (CCS) that helps the car charge with either a DC or an AC electrical current. After a 50 minutes of DC electrical current charge, the e-tron quattro is capable of offering a power output of 150 kW.
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The car also features Audi’s induction Charging technology and is capable of wireless charging. To make the charging convenient, Audi e-tron quattro concept comes with a piloted parking system that helps direct the car into the optimum charging position at the charging plate. Like the Karma Fisker, the car also incorporates a large solar roof, which assists in charging the batteries on a clear day.
Watch: Audi e-tron quattro video