Audi’s small autonomous EV will be based on new generation Volkswagen Up!; could be called as A0 e-tron
German luxury car manufacturer Audi is reportedly working on an all-new small electric hatchback that will be based on the Volkswagen e-Up! and it could be christened as A0 e-tron. This car will come incorporating not only an all-electric powertrain, but it will be equipped with fully autonomous technology as well.
Interestingly, the upcoming Audi autonomous electric vehicle will be produced in small numbers giving the auto manufacturer chance to use this model as a technological test bed. It would be smaller than the Audi A1 and it is expected to arrive in 2021. It is likely to be the smallest car from the German luxury car brand since Audi 50 that was produced between 1974 and 1978.
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Audi is yet to reveal any specification detail about the car. But, as it will come based on the Volkswagen e-Up, it could use the VW model’s 18.7 kWh lithium-ion battery pack generating power for the 82 PS producing electric motor, which pumps out 210 Nm of peak torque. On the performance front, Volkswagen e-Up is capable of accelerating 0 – 100 kmph in 12.4 seconds at a top speed of 128 kmph.
In terms of design, the Audi A0 e-tron will share the same platform of the Volkswagen e-Up. It will come as a compact urban mobility vehicle ensuring impressive running range in and around the city. So far, it is expected to be a very useful model for the futuristic autonomous electric mobility.
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Volkswagen has already cleared its ambition to roll out a range of electric vehicles by 2025 to ensure greener environment through emission free mobility options. Audi too is not far behind and this car will be an important part of that strategy. Being a luxury car manufacturer, this model will offer generous amount of premium comfort and features as well.
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