Audi is a German company that manufactures cars. The Audi logo has four rings, representing the four car companies that were merged in 1932 to create Audi: DKW, Horch, Wanderer, and Auto Union. All of these companies produced electric vehicles for years before they joined together to form one company with an electric vehicle division called “Audi’s Electrics”. Despite being established as early as 2010, Audi is not yet fully committed to producing fully-electric cars but has been steadily releasing hybrid models since 2013.
First Audi Electric Car:
The first model was released in late 2016 and it was named the A3 Sportback e-Tron Quattro which claims to be able to drive up to 37 miles on all-electric power alone before the internal combustion engine is needed as a booster to recharge the battery. In 2018 Audi released another hybrid car, this time using a plug-in technology that allows it to be recharged from an electric socket rather than gasoline power alone. This model is called the Audi Q7 e-Tron Quattro and has a range of 31 miles on all-electric and can travel up to 532 km if only the four-cylinder engine is used for propulsion.
Audi’s first fully-electric car will be called “E Tron” and is due for release in 2019. This luxury vehicle will use lithium batteries instead of conventional charging points such as those that plug into a home wall socket or USB port. The battery that powers the E Tron will last for 248 miles and a full charge only takes 80 minutes. So far Audi has not announced a release date for their second fully-electric model but it is known as Project 2020 and is set to use solid-state batteries, which are significantly more powerful than lithium-ion batteries.
First Electric Car:
The first electric car was made by Ferdinand Verbiest in 1672 as a toy for the ruler of China’s Qing Dynasty, Emperor Kangxi. The car was powered by gunpowder from two bamboo tubes producing an explosive gas mixture to cause propulsion. Although this vehicle had four wheels, it could only be driven forwards due to its design and could not reverse under its power without help from pushing it backward.
This was a significant point in the history of electric cars because it proved that they did not need horse or man-horsepower to move along. Since then, many inventors and scientists have tried to make electric vehicles newer and more efficient. Some of this work has been successful such as when Henry G Rideout invented the first rechargeable lead-acid battery in 1859. The invention of the nickel-metal hydride battery by Yu Minobe in 1970 allowed for lighter but still powerful batteries that could be used in cars and gave electric vehicles a much-needed boost in range and speed.
Today, Audi is working on making their electric cars practical and convenient for everyday use by coming out with models like the E Tron, which is due for release in 2019. Audi is also working with other companies to develop new battery technologies that will allow for much greater range and faster charging times for their vehicles. Only time will tell whether Audi’s work on electric cars is a success but they have already achieved many milestones that put them at the forefront of car manufacturing.