Audi's new compact car that was carrying the electrical machine, the Audi A1 e-Tron will eventually be tested roads around Munich, Germany, to determine the reliability when used daily.
To support the project, as many as 200 units 'electrical charging station' will be applied around the city for the 20 units of the Audi A1 test e-Tron can be thoroughly tested.
20 units of the Audi A1 e-Tron is a model example, which will operate from mid next year, as part of the 'Model Region Electromobility Munich'.
German Transport Minister, Peter Ramsauer, expressed interest in future transportation systems will be seen with the project as a testing ground for 'electromobility' in real world conditions.
"Our goal is clear, we want to make Germany's leading electric car market and put at least one million electric cars on the streets of Germany in 2020," he said as quoted by Autocar, Thursday (09/16/2010).
The project was conducted together with the energy company E. ON, the city utility company Stadtwerke München Munich (AAT) and the Technical University of Munich (Tum), to install charging stations and analyze data.
Audi A1 e-Tron first introduced at the Geneva Motor Show this year, with the electric range has been extended, from which previously only 50 km to 200 km.
Electric motors can produce power to reach 101 bhp, and when the battery runs out, the source of power can be charged to the charger compact 'range extender' with the single-rotor Wankel engine and an electrical generator powered 15 Kw.
While the maximum speed, the Audi A1 e-Tron can reach 130 km / h, with only 45g/km dump gas levels and average fuel consumption of 1 liter to 63 km.