Audi e-tron Sportback
Audi, the luxury automaker from Germany, is marking its entry with Audi e-tron Sportback concept. The concept car is fully electric coupe. The company is keen on taking the next step in electromobility. The whole world is moving towards electric future no one wants to lag behind.
Furthermore, the Audi e-tron concept combines classic elements with aesthetic lux silver paint and electrifying architecture. The fully electric drive and technology powers this concept car. The sporty lines and tapering rear makes this car exceptionally good looking. It just looks like a new breed in electric cars.
Audi e-tron Sportback concept and lighting technology
Audi is ready to set the benchmark with lighting technology on e-tron Sportback concept. The concept car has full LED headlights, laser lighting, Matrix LED technology and OLED technology. The narrow light strips along with daytime running lights look like the eyes of the car. Complex control systems create animated movements at the front creating welcome signals.
The daytime running lights and finely structured two rows create a signature element of e-tron Sportback concept. These DRL’s also create three-dimensional effects for more visual appeal. In addition, for the first time, the brand logo aka four rings is also illuminated on front and back. Below the DRLs there are two large light fields on both the sides. These light fields contain 250 LEDs. These LEDs creates vast possibilities for creating graphics and gestures.
Furthermore, the digital matrix lights fit near LEDs on both the sides. These lights are nothing but ultra high-resolution laser projectors. So, these lights serve as headlights. The laser projection can be controlled precisely hence it adds to active road safety.
The wipe action turn signals along with small matrix laser projectors at the four edges of the car send out the clear message to road users. So, Audi demonstrates how effective use of design can change road safety significantly.
What is under the hood?
Audi e-tron sportback concept uses three powerful motors; one at the front axle and two at the rear. The electric motors are liquid cooled and produce 320KW of power. In the boost mode, the power output can be increased to 370KW with 800 Nm of torque. The car can go from 0-100kmph in 4.5 seconds. The top speed of the concept is 210kmph.
The drive train optimally adjusts itself to the surroundings. For e.g. it also considers driving mode, battery power, and terrain. The drive train can be also set to maximize efficiency. The concept recovers a large amount of energy while braking. The two motors at the rear help in dynamic handling. The Torque control manager plays a significant role in sports handling of the car.
The lithium-ion batteries are positioned in between the two axles below the passenger compartment. So, this position of batteries helps to balance the load distribution on axles. In addition, it also provides a low center of gravity for efficient handling.
Furthermore, the liquid-cooled battery pack can provide 95kWH of energy. So, the fully charged batteries can have a range of 500kms. With thirty minutes of charging the car can achieve a range of 400kms. The contactless charging option is also available with Audi wireless charging. The inductive charging technology has an efficiency of 90% over traditional cable charging.
In addition, the waste heat from the electrical components is reutilized in controlling interior temperatures. This feature increases the efficiency of the car. In conclusion, Audi is taking the next steps in the electromobility and we are sure it will take the lead.
Image & Video courtesy: Audi AG
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