Audi PB18 E-Tron Concept showcases futuristic autonomous EV

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German luxury automaker showcased a new prototype at the Pebble Beach in California. This electric concept shows that there is a scope for supercars to grow. Nowadays, it is quite common to see electric vehicle fitted autonomous driving system. The latest creation by them is dubbed as Audi PB18 E-Tron Concept. This prototype is an all-electric supercar that has been designed to offer unforgiving driving experience. Thus, Audi PB18 E-Tron Concept is without semi-autonomous technology. Audi doesn’t plan to bring this concept to the road. Audi PB18 E-Tron Concept uses three electric motors. A single motor powers the front with 201hp and two motors power the rear.

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Overall, output of the Audi PB18 E-Tron Concept stands at 604 horsepower. The combined output is at 671hp and 612 lb-ft of torque when driven in typical fashion. However, if the driver is thrill seeker then the peak power of 764hp can be achieved in short bust. We are informed that Audi PB18 E-Tron Concept will be able to hit 62mph from stagnant position in over 2 seconds. Apart from an impressive powertrain there are other features in this concept that makes it more efficient. To do that, this supercar concept recovers considerable amount of energy whilst being driven. Electric motors will solely responsible for decelerating the car in low-to-moderate braking scenarios.

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Audi implemented Torque Control Manager as the electric motors on the front and rear allowed them to do and works in conjugation with Electronic Stabilization Control. This system actively distributes power to the wheels to offer best possible performance. With respect to the battery it is 95kWh and it has the range of 310 miles according to WLTP. To fully recharge the vehicle in 15 minutes, 800 volts of charging is required. Audi PB18 E-Tron Concept Audi Wireless Charging that simply involves placing a charging pad on the floor and the car being parked over it. Audi PB18 E-Tron Concept will take inspiration from the Audi’s successful R18 e-tron quattro Le Mans racing car and will have similar suspension system.

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