Made In Germany - Electric Cars
1. First electric car from Ingolstadt concern will be Audi R8 e-tron, which sales will begin in Europe next year.
It's hard to believe, but accelerate to 100km/h of Audi R8 e-tron is capable of 4.2 seconds, and two electric motors mounted on the rear axle, have a capacity of 380 hp.
However, the maximum speed of R8 e-tron theoretically is 250 km/h. Restrictions related to the fact that at high speeds the power consumption is too large.
Inside the Audi R8 e-tron looks traditionally: despite the use of revolutionary new technologies, no futuristic design.
Weak spot of electric - short range with one battery charge. Here at Audi R8 e-tron's all good. Results worse than Tesla (500 km), but could not call them bad: Audi R8 e-tron can travel up to 450 km on one battery charge.
2. BMW i3 Electric Car
BMW i3 electric car on a background of Audi R8 e-tron is not so impressive. 100km/h for 7.2 sec., the maximum speed - 150 km/h.
Unlike the Audi R8 e-tron, BMW i3 is positioned as a city hatchback.
BMW i3 is already sold in Europe and stands there 35 000 euros.
3. Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive
Similar are characteristics at Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive, which began sold in the U.S. for $42 375.
Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive has 174 horsepower and torque - 340 Nm. Accelerated to 100 km/h of Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive is 7.9 seconds. The battery lasts for about 200 km.
Will there be a Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive in other countries is still unknown.