Future Audi EV’s

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By: Velko Cvetkovic

Audi has been a major competitor in cars for a long time. They have been known as luxury, German Engineered vehicles. Audi is still making exquisite cars, and now they are innovating new ways to make the cars more modern, such as making them electric. By 2020 their goal is to have 3 electric vehicles, one in each class ( A3, A9, and Q6 E-trons). With many companies like Tesla and BMW already making electric cars, Audi is going to have to adapt to the new wave of electric cars.

Audi e-tron
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Furthermore, by 2025 they expect to have 12 all-electric cars. Worldwide, there are over 20,000 reservations for the Audi E-tron, which opened in September of 2018. The new 2019 Audi E-tron will have two electric motors giving it a combined output of 402 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque. It’s lithium ion battery pack is rated for 95 kilowatt-hours of energy storage. Although we still don’t have an exact range figure for the new EV. It will start at 74,800 before options, surprisingly, it won’t be stocked at U.S dealers, you will have to special-order the car.

Audi e-Tron Spyder Concept
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How does Audi’s future EV lineup compare to Tesla’s already existing lineup of electric vehicles? For right now we only know the specs of the Audi E-tron, let’s compare it to Tesla’s Model X. The E-tron is a little bit shorter than the Model X, and does not have a 7 seat option, while the Model X does. Next let’s talk about battery size, the E-tron comes with a 95 kWh battery, and the Model X comes with either a 75 kWh or 100 kWh battery, depending on price. Both cars come with dual electric motors. Audi is claiming that the E-tron has a top speed of 124 mph, and 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds. This is were Tesla shines, the slowest Model X has a 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds, that’s only the slowest one. The fastest Model X can go from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds, which is unheard of in any other SUV. Finally, let’s compare price: The Audi E-tron starts at just over $75,000, and the Model X starts at $72,000 for the slowest option. These cars can be bought at these websites: E-tron, Tesla’s Lineup of Cars.

Audi A2 Concept e-tron
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We don’t know much about the new Audi A9, but we know it will use several components from the Audi E-tron SUV. It is expected that its fully charged battery will reach 500 km. Accumulators with a capacity of 95 kWh, and water cooling will be located in the floor of the car. It will also include 3 electric motors. The total power of the engines will be about 500 hp, two will be located on the front axle, and one on the front. Thus, the electric model will offer a four-wheel drive, and the 0-60 is expected to take less than 4.6 seconds. The car will offer inductive charging with electricity, which means there will be no need to plug a plug into the socket. At the moment, however, details are missing. It is also expected that the car will have autonomous driving up to 40 mph.

In conclusion Audi is going to start moving towards fully electric cars in the future. Whether or not they will be better than Tesla’s lineup of cars, we don’t know yet, but from what we do know it will depend on your needs. If you want a car to show off the 0-60, and other cool tech features, a Tesla will be perfect, but if you just want a car to drive around every day, and don’t get me wrong it’s still amazing, the Audi E-tron is a great option. This relates to engineering because automotive designers had to design the car, then mechanical and electrical engineers had to design the electronic and moving parts. People had to engineer these cars. Furthermore, it is an invention and a modern technological advancement, with many types of engineering in different parts of the car (electrical, mechanical, and structural).

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