Audi brings A3 e-tron to L.A. Auto Show
Described by the Ingolstadt-based automaker as being “an all-around vehicle for future mobility”, the A3 e-tron will probably be one of the first all-electric models launched by Audi. It has a permanent magnet synchronous motor that is capable of supplying a continuous output of 60 kW (82 hp) and a peak power of 85 kW (114 hp), while the torque figure stands at 199 lb.-ft. The entire power is sent to the wheels in the front via a single-speed gearbox.
The lithium-ion battery pack of the Audi A3 e-tron has been installed under the luggage compartment floor, rear seats and in the center tunnel. It weighs only 30 kgs and stores 26.5 KWh of usable energy at 380 volts.
According to the German car maker, the car needs approximately 9 hours for a full charge through a regular household socket, or only 4 hours via rapid charge. With the batteries full, the A3 e-tron can be driven for distances of up to 87 miles, and it is able to do the 0-62 mph sprint in 11.2 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 90 mph.
The driver of the car has the possibility to choose from one of the three available driving modes: dynamic, auto and efficiency, along with four options for adjusting the degree of energy recovery during braking and coasting.
Source: Audi via Autocar
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