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Audi F12 electric car prototype showcases best tech

An ambitious green car technology project Audi has participated in is wrapping up after three years.

 The net result?

What is described as a multi-module technology platform that’s being called “a major advance for electric mobility.” All of this is being showcased through what is, in some regards, the ultimate electric car – the F12.

Audi said the F12, which looks like a production R8 on the outside, represents what is described as the “eSport” model of the technology platform. One of the highest profile items of this platform is the high voltage batteries that powers the electric car.

It has two separate blocks with an overall capacity of more than 38 kWh and is built in such a way that it can more sturdily withstand a collision. The batteries are switchable, delivering different output voltages of 144 or 216 volts. Under part load, the voltage is around 200 volts to maximize efficiency, and when increasing power demand and speed is needed, this increases to as much as 440 volts.

The battery system powers three different electric motors, each of which can be controlled separately. Audi noted that “during slow driving, only the synchronous motor at the front axle is active. At higher speeds, the performance-optimized asynchronous motors at the rear axle come into play. Together the three electric motors produce 150 kW (204 hp) and 550 Nm (405.66 lb-ft) of torque.”


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