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Audi unveiled an electric car in Dakar, and wants to drive it in 2022

Audi unveiled an electric car in Dakar, and wants to drive it in 2022

Do you also feel as if Audi doesn’t know where and how to use the term “e-tron”? The E-tron GT has additional letters at the end, Q4 e-tron at the beginning … If so, read the name of the new electric machine with four circles in the logo seriously and carefully – it’s called the Audi RS Q e-tron. It is a sharp electric (RS) off-road vehicle (Q) (e-tron). But don’t expect the ladies to go shopping in it.

Namely, the RS Q e-tron is a special section of the Audi Sport, a racing car designed for the Dakar Rally. And yes, it’s an electric vehicle – although the EREV class, the long-range electric vehicle, is any electric vehicle with extended range. It has an on-board alternator in the form of a 2-liter TFSI four-cylinder.

Audi RS Q e-tron

Photo: Audi

So isn’t it a socket hybrid? No, the internal combustion engine does not run directly on the wheels, it only recharges the battery. It operates at its maximum speed, i.e. between 4500 and 6000, and according to a press release, its specific consumption is less than 200 grams per kilowatt-hour charged. gasoline supply is 295 liters; The battery has a capacity of 50 kWh. So you can probably expect Audi to run the internal combustion engine for most of the stage.

Audi RS Q e-tron

Photo: Audi

The car has a maximum power of 680 horsepower, but it is not yet clear whether any base will talk about performance. The battery weighs 370 kg. In its class, the machine has a minimum weight of 2000 kg; How much does it really weigh, the automaker didn’t say. However, he says that tests are already underway and that the RS Q e-tron will take part in the Dakar in January 2022.

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