Audi Releases Details On 310-Mile All-Electric SUV
We are now just weeks away from the Audi e-tron quattro concept unveiling at the IAA 2015 in Frankfurt.
Audi is step-by-step releasing more details on the upcoming 500 kilometers (310 miles) electric SUV, although it’s still 3 years before series production scheduled for 2018, so don’t expect full specs just yet.
The lithium-ion battery pack with cells from LG Chem & Samsung SDI will be positioned between the axles and below the passenger compartment to achieve low center of gravity, balanced axle load distribution, as well as better driving dynamics and driving safety.
The official press release confirms a three motor setup – 2 for the rear wheels like in the Audi R8 e-tron, and a single motor for the front axle for AWD.
e-tron quattro concept’s 0.25 cd is claimed to be a record in the SUV segment. On the sketches we see a full OLED interface.
“The Audi e-tron quattro concept is designed from the ground up as an electric car and proves to be pioneering in its segment at the very first glance. It follows the Audi “Aerosthetics” concept, combining technical measures for reducing aerodynamic drag with creative design solutions. Movable aerodynamic elements at the front, on the sides and at the rear improve the air flow around the car. The aerodynamically optimized underbody is completely closed. With a cd value of 0.25, the car sets a new record in the SUV segment. This contributes considerably to the long range of more than 500 kilometers (310 miles).
The study is based on the second-generation modular longitudinal platform, which provides considerable scope for the drive system and package. Its length is between that of the Audi Q5 and the Q7. Its typical SUV body and flat, coupe-like cabin give the Audi e-tron quattro concept a very dynamic appearance. The spacious interior offers room for four people.”