Audi E-Tron Concept EV Does 0-60 in Under Six Seconds

Audi is busy on the first day of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) displaying its e-tron – the “second electric concept vehicle from the brand with the four rings.” This sporty electric vehicle idea first saw the light of day back in September at the IAA motor show, was was going on in Frankfurt, Germany at the time.

Audi has put out a lot of details about this second e-tron in its announcement today. For starters, performance on the road comes from “two electric motors with a combined output of 150 kW (204 hp) and 2,650 Nm (1954.54 lb-ft) accelerate the coupe with ASF-design aluminum body from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 5.9 seconds.” It has a “torque vectoring” function to distribute the electric motors’ high torque between the wheels “entirely as required.” Audi also says the lithium-ion battery pack is ideally placed “behind the passenger compartment and ahead of the rear axle” making “effective energy content of 45 kilowatt-hours available” as well as a maximum range of around 155 miles.

image via Audi

image via Audi

Added into the e-tron eco-efficiency mix is a heat pump, something which Audi calls an “automotive first.” Since lack of heat in the interior of an electric car could potentially be an issue due to an electric engine not generating “enough waste heat to effectively heat” it, Audi rationalizes that heat pump will act as a “highly efficient machine that uses mechanical work to provide heat with a minimum input of energy.”

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