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Audi and Partners Launch Plug-in Fleet Pilot Project in Munich Region with A1 e-tron

By Green Car Congress on 09/09/2010 – 6:45 am PDTLeave a Comment
Drivetrain of the Audi A1 e-tron. Click to enlarge.

Audi and its partners E.ON, the Munich municipal utility company Stadtwerke München (SWM) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have begun a fleet trial with electric drive cars in the Munich model region. By the middle of next year, 20 Audi A1 e-tron (earlier post) models will successively take to the region’s roads and around 200 new charging stations will be installed.

The “eflott” project is part of the “Model Region Electromobility Munich” sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Transport. It will address a number of issues from the data transfer between the driver, vehicle and electric filling station to the power grid. It will also include a test of smartphones as the central interface for the driver.

The Audi A1 e-tron is a range-extended electric city concept vehicle featuring a 75 kW (102 hp) peak power electric traction motor and a single-rotor Wankel engine coupled with an electrical generator with a charge rating of up to 15 kW. The 12 kWh Li-ion battery pack in A1 e-tron supports a range of 50 kilometers (31.07 miles). If the range extender is used to recharge the battery, the A1 e-tron can cover an additional 200 kilometers (124.27 miles) of range. According to a draft standard for the computation of fuel consumption for range extended vehicles, this represents a fuel consumption of 1.9 L/100 km (123.80 mpg US)—a CO2 equivalent of 45 g/km (72.42 g/mile), Audi says.

E.ON and SWM are installing the necessary charging infrastructure; E.ON primarily in the outlying areas and SWM in the Bavarian state capital. The two utility companies are initially installing a total of 100 charging stations each as part of a variety of projects. All of the charging stations are supplied with electricity generated from renewable energies.

The Technical University of Munich is responsible for comprehensive data collection and evaluation of mobility behavior. How heavily and in which situation is the electric car being used? And what influence does this option have on the use of other means of transportation? To answer these questions, the Department of Vehicle Engineering has developed a mobile application that will be provided on a smartphone to all participants of the fleet trial. The device will thoroughly document their mobility behavior—from their use of bicycles to the electric cars and from conventional cars to buses and trains

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Tags: Audi, Electromobility, , , munich model, technical university of munich tum

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