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Audi A1 e-tron 2010

The new model of a series of Audi e-tron will be another party to the Geneva Motor Show. This is Audi A1 e-tron - Vehicles for class metropolis Mega City Vehicle (MCV) with an innovative drive technology. It is equipped with a powerful electric motor with zero emissions in urban traffic. The design also provides an internal combustion engine which is intended for charging batteries in exceptional cases. Thanks to the motor capacity 102 liters. s.Audi A1 e-tron has a high maneuverability.

Audi A1 e-tron

Family Model Audi e-tron only a few months, but it already has a number of representatives of each of which is driven by a different technology from Audi. The first Audi e-tron, whose debut at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt in 2009, is a powerful sports car limited edition with electric motors for all four wheels. But at the Detroit Motor Show in 2010 it was shown a lightweight, compact two-seater with two electric motors on the rear axle.

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The new Audi A1 e-tron represents another approach - a compact electric car premium. Two-door MCV city for four passengers is specially designed for large cities in Europe and North America, as well as fast-growing megacities of Asia and South America. Audi A1 e-tron always drives on electric only; its internal combustion engine is used in rare cases only for recharging the battery.

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Broadly speaking, in theory, the benefits of the rotary engine in front of the piston are obvious - and less weight, less vibration and high reliability. But there are also purely technical shortcomings that are overcome, but not as fast as can be, like some enthusiasts. Only originals from Mazda has for decades diligently working to improve this technology - under the hood of the Mazda RX8 is exactly Wankel. Now, apparently, the club joined Audi, equipping A1 e-tron rotary engine producing 121 hp in

Audi A1 e-tron 2010Serial production A1 e-tron is getting closer, is undoubtedly the car, was the starting point for the Audi A1 2011. This is evidenced by the fact that the Germans have provided for (still!) The concept of the ability to charge their batteries advanced way, through a special "rosette" (so-called plug-in technology). Most existing today hybrids and electric cars will be able to change the battery pack only physically removing from the case, and that the long and costly, and in few places is available.

Focuses A1 e-tron is clearly on the city with a large population. Its small size will allow to park almost anywhere.