This all-electric Audi A3 e-tron, revealed at the Los Angeles motor show today, looks set to be one of the Ingolstadt marque’s first all-electric production car offerings.
Audi describes the A3 e-tron as ‘an all-around vehicle for future mobility.
The permanent magnet synchronous motor in the A3 e-tron supplies a continuous output of 60kW (equivalent to 82bhp) and peak power delivery of 85kW (114bhp). Maximum torque is 199lb ft, with the power delivered to the front wheels via a single-speed transmission.
The lithium-ion battery is located under the luggage compartment floor, rear seat and in the centre tunnel. It stores 26.5kWh of usable energy at 380 volts and weighs 30kgs.
Audi says the A3 e-tron can be recharged in about nine hours via a household socket, or four hours via rapid charge.
On a single battery charge, it can cover about 87 miles. The car can achieve 0-62mph in 11.2sec and has a top speed of 90.10mph.