Audi A1 e-tron with more powerful electric motor introduced

Audi has unveiled the updated A1 E-tron, that the automaker calls a next-generation model. The updated A1 e-tron is more powerful now with an electric motor that produces 115 hp and maximum torque of 300 Nm. 0-62 mph takes 9.8 seconds and the top speed is limited to 80 mph.

Audi engineers have also improved the electronic stabilization control (ESC) and the selection of the five recuperation levels.

The T-shaped 13.3 kWh lithium-ion battery offers a range of up to 50 km (31.07 miles). For added range there is a lightweight single-disc rotary engine in the rear of the car extending the range to a total of 250 km (155.34 miles).

The 34 hp range extender drives a generator to recharge the battery. It is not mechanically linked to the wheels.

Audi is continuing to test the A1 e-tron in real word conditions and is deploying 80 A1 e-tron models in the Electromobility Showcase, where participants are expected to drive around one million kilometers (621,371.19 miles).

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