Hot on the heels of Tesla, the German powerhouse automaker, Audi has decided to go straight for the jugular by releasing their first fully electric SUV. Calling it the Audi e-tron, Audi is going to release it right at Tesla’s own backyard, San Francisco.
Powered by two electric motors, the Audi e-tron moves electrifyingly fast. Using Audi’s best known technology, the quattro drive has been redesigned to suit the new electric all-wheel drive system giving the e-tron amazing traction and driving dynamics. The quattro ensures the continuous and variable regulation of the ideal distribution of drive torques between the two axles – within a fraction of a second.
A key factor for the sporty character and outstanding transverse dynamics is the low and central position at which the battery system is installed. It gives the vehicle a range that is suitable for driving long distances. During far more than 90 percent of all decelerations, the Audi e-tron recovers energy solely via its electric motors.