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Audi A1 e-tron Promo Video Shown 11
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Posted by Alex Ion in A1 e-tron, audi, Audi promo, Automotive News, CO2 emissions, electric cars, Green Auto, hybrid cars, range extending engine on 11 11th, 2010

Audi has released a promotional video highlighting the almost completely electric version of its compact hatch, the Audi A1 e-tron. The exciting new version possesses an electric motor that produces 75 kW (102 PS) of power (45 kW / 61 PS continuous) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque (150 Nm / 111 lb-ft continuous) and is ably complemented by the 12 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

If you want to drive it only in electric mode, this vehicle will take you 50 km (31 miles), which can be stretched to 250km with the help of the range-extending engine. This is an interesting addition that the car has – a 15 kW single-piston rotary engine, which charges the batteries while the car is running.

The vehicle reaches top speeds of 130 km/h and does 0 to 100 km/h in 10.2 seconds. Reports say that the CO2 emissions and fuel efficiency are good – 1.9 liters/100 km (European cycle) and emissions of 45 g/km. As of now, only the video has been released, the world is still waiting to hear production and launch details.

Here’s the video:







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