30 May '18, 8am

Schaeffler debut 880 kW AWD Concept Electric Audi RS3 [VIDEO] | #EV News

Schaeffler debut 880 kW AWD Concept Electric Audi RS3 [VIDEO] | #EV News

The “Schaeffler 4ePerformance” is powered by no fewer than four Formula E drives from the winning ABT Schaeffler FE01 racing car, each of which provides a power output of 220 kW. In total, an all-electric drive power of up to 880 kW (approx. 1,200 PS) is available, accelerating the concept racing car from 0 to 200 km/h in less than 7 seconds. Each individual motor is directly connected to a wheel by means of a spur gear unit, while two motors share one gearbox housing and thereby form an electric twin axle. This architecture enables selective control of drive torque to individual wheels (torque vectoring). The power required for this is provided by two batteries with an overall capacity of 64 kWh. “For Schaeffler, this vehicle is a test laboratory on wheels thanks to its free scaling options for the drive power. We are currently testing and developing our own driving dynam...

Full article: http://www.electric-vehiclenews.com/2018/05/schaeffler-de...

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