Audi’s Latest All-Electric Car Tells Us Electric Cars are the Future of Automobiles
By Space Coast Daily // March 14, 2021
Audi has lined up a huge upgrade to its EV lineup with its latest all-electric model sedan set to launch in 2022, the 2022 Audi e-tron GT has a lot of similarities to the Porsche Taycan, a car which was developed almost simultaneously as the Audi e-tron GT.
For one, both cars have an 800-volt propulsion architecture system which allows them to charge much more rapidly than normal, always ensuring consistent performance from the cars. The car is expected to be a 4 door technologically advanced vehicle with numerous high-tech features.
The car will look very similar to the Porsche Taycan, although its front end is more detailed than the Porsche, and its body is much more cleanly done. The Audi e-tron GT has 3 different models, a Premium Plus model, Prestige model and RS model.
The car sports an angular dashboard which has multiple digital displays. The car comes in different colours for its interior as desired by the owner. The e-tron GT offers several luxury interior options including ambient interior lighting, a head-up display, and front seats with massage functions which can be set to different temperatures depending on the preference of the driver.
The e-tron GT is set originally with an all-wheel steering as well as an adjustable air suspension. Its wheel sizes range from 19 to 21 inches in diameter.
Every model of the e-tron GT features an 85.0-kWh Li-ion battery, and Audi claims it will offer up to 238 miles of driving range before it requires another charge.
The e-tron GT can be recharged from 5 to 80 percent of its battery capacity in only 23 minutes using the standard 270-kW DC fast charger used for charging cars. The RS model runs on an engine of about 637 horsepower, making it the most powerful model of the Audi e-tron GT as against the regular version which peaks at 522 horsepower.
All the models of the car have a pair of electric motors which create an electrified version of Audi’s trademark Quattro all-wheel drive system.
The power of the engine is transmitted to a very impressive acceleration due to its two-speed transmission system that works on two gears, the first of which launches the car, and the second top gear boosts it to its optimal efficiency level.
The car also has a complex cooling system that prevents the battery from heating up and losing its integrity following repeated use.
The cabin contains a 10.1-inch central touchscreen which has some of its controls fixed on the steering wheel and can be controlled using voice automated controls.
The car supports wireless charging of mobile devices such as phones and has its own in-built WiFi hotspot which works based on subscription. The car also packs a powerful 16-speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system.
The car has brilliant driver assistance technology such as the adaptive cruise control and has added a remote self-parking assist, giving drivers the opportunity to park the car using an app from their smartphones.
It also has standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking, available blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert, as well as available lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, all of which are designed to automate the driving process.
The car is set to launch in the summer of 2021, your bet is as good as mine that such cars would only be bought by limited people because of its price.