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What Audi says it learned from 4 years of electric-car testing

What Audi says it learned from 4 years of electric-car testing

Stephen Edelstein 1,225 views Apr 21, 2016 20 Audi A1 e-tron electric cars will be used in the pilot program Enlarge Photo Audi just wrapped up a four-year electric-car test program in its home market of Germany—and the company says it has learned a lot. Conducted together with the German government, it put plug-in electric cars in the hands of ordinary drivers, who covered a combined 1.4 million kilometers (870,000 miles). As with other such carmaker trial programs, the goal was to gather real-world data on how consumers used electric cars and how they reacted to them. DON'T MISS: One-Quarter Of All Audis To Be Electric In 10 Years, Company Says (Nov 2015) Those reactions were mostly positive, Audi says, with some concerns about lack of charging infrastructure mixed in. The initial phase of the program included deployment of 80 Audi A1 e-tron extended-range electric proto...

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