Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on May 3 launched the 'National Platform Electric Mobility (NPE), which Audi actively participates. With this initiative Germany has set itself the goal to be a leader in the field of electric mobility. In this context took place in Berlin at the top level consultation between the government and representatives from industry and science. It also took Rupert Stadler, Chairman of Audi AG, part.
Audi puts a lot about the future of mobility. Around the turn of the Q5 hybrid will appear first Audi with a combination of gasoline and electric. A8 hybrid, with a CO ₂ emissions of 144 grams of a new standard in the class set, had its debut as a concept car in Geneva, like the A1 e-tron. Late 2012 Audi brings a small set of those e-tron on the market.
"Our customers will in future from an ever wider range of drive types to choose," said Rupert Stadler, Chairman of AUDI AG. "We will offer efficient TDI and FSI technology add electric drive, for any mobility demand an appropriate answer ready. This includes hybrid technology and in future fully electric cars. "In all this, the name e-tron an important role. Stadler, "Just as the name synonymous with four wheel drive quattro, Audi will e-Tron brand for E mobility."
In the application of alternative propulsion systems following the Audi strategy to any one model of technology and market-oriented and thus to the specific needs of clients.
"The hybrid as we have developed is primarily intended to reduce consumption. Like them, the plug-in hybrid prove useful in places where it is desirable for greater distances pure electric driving, with a combustion engine, "said Michael Dick, Chairman technical development at Audi AG.
The electric car proves itself especially in urban areas, where the regulation of emission-free driving will be more stringent," says Dick. Besides hybrids and electric cars also puts Audi on the fuel cell and hydrogen energy.
Audi invests around two billion euros in development. Central here is the further development of the internal combustion engine and related factors. Electric Mobility is also a priority.
Projecthaus email performance
Through a strategic combination of all activities in the form of "Projecthaus e-performance, Audi showcases everything around the theme of electric drive. Furthermore, there since the autumn of 2009 the same e-development project performance. This is a team of Audi engineers and scientists from various universities to develop a completely new electric car. Of the body and the battery to the control electronics.
Detroit showcar Audi e-tron
During the auto show in Detroit in early 2010, Audi presented the e-tron as study model. This compact sports car weighs only 1350 kg, which is partly due to the application of the Audi Space Frame and lithium-ion batteries. The two electric motors deliver a combined output of 150 kW/204 hp and the range is 250 km. Acceleration from 0-100 km / h takes no more than 5.9 seconds to complete. The battery pack is rechargeable via a standard wall outlet.
Audi e-tron (IAA 2009)
At the Frankfurt Motor Show Audi surprised the world with e-tron, a fully electric sports car. Each wheel has its own electric motor, which the e-tron a genuine quattro. The engines deliver a combined output of 230 kW/313 hp at the torque of 4,500 Nm say nothing. The Audi e-tron sprint in 4.8 seconds from zero to 100 km / h. The lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 42.4 kWh, for a range of 248 km.
Audi A1 e-tron (Geneva 2010)
The A1 is an e-tron Megacity Vehicle (MCV). Like his brother sports car that has electric drive. The range in town is over 50 km and with a peak power of 75 kW / 102 hp provides plenty of driving pleasure A1 e-tron. The batteries become exhausted, then load a small Wankel engine enkelschijfs them again. They increase the range of the A1 e-tron increases by 200 km. Based on the standard consumption for urban and country roads during the standard test cycle, leave the A1 e-tron a consumption of 1.9 l/100 km note, corresponding to a CO ₂ emissions of 45 g / km.
Hybrid Audi A8 (Geneva 2010)
Audi A8 Hybrid presented as a study technique. Its two power sources, a 2.0 TFSI and electric motor, delivering a combined capacity of 180 kW generous / 245 hp and 480 Nm of torque. This combination delivers the benefits of a large cylinder. This demonstrates the potential of downsizing and Audi electric drive convincingly with an average fuel consumption of 6.2 l/100 km. CO ₂ emissions lies at 144 grams per kilometer.
The Audi A8 Hybrid is designed as a parallel hybrid, thus rolling resistance and power loss to a minimum. Between the four-cylinder gasoline engine with an output of 155 kW / 211 hp and eight speed tiptronic transmission is a powerful electric motor built. Which provides an additional 33 kW / 45 hp power and 211 Nm of torque.
The A8-study is a true hybrid, able to be alone with the gasoline or electric motor drive or the power to combine both drive types. The electric motor is able to Hybrid A8 65 km / h to run, with a maximum radius of two kilometers.
Audi partner Desertec
Audi will invest more in alternative energy. If "Associated Partner of the international consortium Desertec will make working for climate-friendly energy production in North Africa and the Middle East. "When we look at Audi of sustainable mobility, then the total energy," said Rupert Stadler. The first series of small electric cars on the market comes in 2012. "Electric cars from Audi will be sustainably produced with current drive. This is solar and wind energy need. "