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The Audi e-tron, electric SUV to challenge Tesla

Hot on the heels of Tesla, the German powerhouse automaker, Audi has decided to go straight for the jugular by releasing their first fully electric SUV. Calling it the Audi e-tron, Audi is going to release it right at Tesla’s own backyard, San Francisco.

Powered by two electric motors, the Audi e-tron moves electrifyingly fast. Using Audi’s best known technology, the quattro drive has been redesigned to suit the new electric all-wheel drive system giving the e-tron amazing traction and driving dynamics. The quattro ensures the continuous and variable regulation of the ideal distribution of drive torques between the two axles – within a fraction of a second.

A key factor for the sporty character and outstanding transverse dynamics is the low and central position at which the battery system is installed. It gives the vehicle a range that is suitable for driving long distances. During far more than 90 percent of all decelerations, the Audi e-tron recovers energy solely via its electric motors.

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