According to a report by Auto Express, Audi is also looking to join the electric vehicle sedan market with its own offering sporting a 280-mile all-electric range. The vehicle is currently under development according to Audi’s Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, who also revealed that it will arrive in 2017 as an all-new model. In the interview, Hackenberg said that he was “able to re-engineer the R8 e-tron project and technology with the team” and confirmed that it will not be a sports car.
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The German automaker will use next-generation electric motors and batteries in order to achieve the 280-mile range, technology that is said to be up to five times more efficient than the current motors used in vehicles such as the Volkswagen e-Golf.
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[Source: Auto Express]
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