The Audi A1 e-tron unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show is just that; the proof that Audi can do it even though they won’t do it! Audi has announced there will be no electric version for the A1 hatchback.
Audi said the company will indeed focus on reducing fuel consumption and emission, but this will be done only by using a start & stop and braking energy recovery system. The announcement was made by Rupert Stadler himself.
The A1 range will be expanded in the future with three important additions. The first one will be the S1 set to be revealed in October at the Paris Motor Show. The second is the Sportback five-door and the third is a convertible.
The Audi A1 e-tron concept features an internal combustion engine that charges the batteries delivers a total of 102 hp in short bursts. This combination sprints the vehicle from 0 to 60 mph in just 10 seconds. Top speed is more than 80 mph. Continuous output is rated at 61 hp and 150 Nm of torque. The electric motor sends its power to the front wheels via a single-speed transmission that can be switched between "Drive," "Reverse," and "Neutral".