Audi, a partner of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and the National Paralympic Committee of Germany (DBS), presented the Olympic squad with an Audi A1 e-tron wearing German colors.
The Audi A1 e-tron is an electric car with a range extender. The vehicle’s electric drive system uses a UQM PowerPhase Select 125 electric motor and controller. The A1 will be used as an exhibition car and to reinforce the shuttle service between the German House and the MS Deutschland cruise ship, which Audi will equip with a total of 60 vehicles.
The A1 e-tron reaches a maximum speed of 130 km/h thanks to its power of 75 kW (102 hp). If the battery power is exhausted a compact combustion engine, the range extender, recharges the battery as required and in doing so increases the range to up to 250 kilometers.
The Ingolstadt based automobile manufacturer recently extended its partnership with the DOSB and DBS to the end of 2016.