Audi All-Green e-Tron to come from the Quattro Division
The speculation is over! Audi has finally settled on a site from where their first all-green electric vehicle (EV), the e-Tron will roll out somewhere in the second half of 2012. The site is none other than Audi’s well-established Quattro division at Neckarsulm.
You know, Quattro is best known for producing high performance sports cars. The division is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and the highly skilled and experienced technicians working here have inspired Audi to select this auto division for producing their first EV: the e-Tron, a high performance sports car.
“Audi’s choice of the Neckarsulm site to build the e-tron reiterates that the site will continue to play an important role in the future,” Rupert Stadler, Audi chairman of the board said while justifying their Quattro selection for the e-Tron production. “Just as the name Quattro has become synonymous with all-wheel drive, e-Tron will become the Audi brand name for electric mobility.”
Audi’s new four-wheel drive e-Tron will see a controlled production, says a media report. Final production model of the Audi electric car will be in line with what has been shown so far in last three Auto Show appearances with the last one being in the Frankfurt Auto Show.
Four electric motors, two each at front and rear axle, will supply drive-power for this next-generation green all-electric sports car. 313-hp with 4,500 Nm of torque generated by the engine will be enough for the Audi e-Tron to achieve a top speed of 200 km/h with a capacity of accelerating from 0 to 100 kmph in just 4.8 sec, says an auto expert. You will be able to recharge battery in 6 to 8 hours using a regular household plug. A fully charged battery, which is a 53 kilowatt hours battery block, will give you a driving freedom for 248 kilometers.