Audi showed the Spider Version of the Audi R8 V10 version at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. The two cars were not the only cars showed by Audi, Audi also reveal the concept design of the 2010 Audi e-Tron which is powered by a purely electric drive system made up of four motors with the two motors at the front and two motors at the rear axle.
The total output of the 2010 Audi e-Tron is 313 horsepower and torque reaches up to 3,319.03 lb-ft which means the car able to sprint from 0 to 60 in just 4.8 seconds. Not bad for electric sport car. So, whoever thinks that electric vehicle can’t be fun must really get a slap on their head.
Audi stated that the 2010 e-Tron is based on the Audi R8 super car. But the difference is that the e-Tron concept emphasizes an unique and distinctive design, such as a trapezoidal single-frame grille, to large air intakes, special headlamps that adjust the light depending on weather circumstances and a stunning 19-inches wheel and tire combination.
Can you imagine how heavy the 2010 Audi e-Tron is? It weighs only 3,527.40 lb-ft by which the 58% of the weight is pressing down the rear axle. This Audi R8-based electric vehicle reaches top speed at 124,27mph due to the amount of energy supplied by the electric motors which increases disproportionally to speed.
The range in NECD combined cycle is approximately 154 miles. Now, how come an electric vehicle able to provide those reasonably numbers? It is because the technology of the concept design of 2010 Audi e-Tron is specially configured for the electric drive system combined with sophisticated battery technology.
The battery block has a total energy content of 53kWh with the usable portion thereof restricted to 42.4 kWh in the interest of service life. To cool down the equipments from overheating, the 2010 Audi e-Tron uses liquid cooling for the batteries.
The concept design of 2010Audi e-Tron is expected to reduce the dependence of transportation and economy on the raw material petroleum, produce no direct exhaust emissions, and give more efficient combustion engine.
Daimler AG plans to collaborate with Robert Bosch GmbH (Bosch Group) to create a revolutionary electric motor for Mercedes-Benz EV. According to the plan, the production will begin in 2012, and the electric motor will be used in Mercedes-Benz and Smart electric cars of 2012. This cooperation is also to precede the BMW which is about to produce electric vehicle in 2013.
Indeed there have been no further details about this project. However, we expect a car that will use the electric motor is a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell or A-Class E-Cell. This cooperation is the commitment of both parties to maintain the relationships that had long been intertwined. In addition, this cooperation is expected to expand electric vehicle invasion in Europe.
Hopes soar with this partnership; the development of electric vehicle can run faster. Joint activity is planned to be done in two places, Stuttgart and Hildesheim.
Daimler AG and Bosch Group are two companies that are well known in the automotive business. Bosch Group is famous as a supplier of technology and services for automotive manufacturers. While Daimler AG has had more than 20 years experience in developing electric vehicle. We all would not wait for Mercedes-Benz EV sliding on the streets of our cities and become our favorite rides.