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Audi’s pint-sized Auto Union Type C e-tron study


January 20, 2011

Audi’s pint-sized Auto Union Type C e-tron study

Audi’s pint-sized Auto Union Type C e-tron study

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When it comes to local emission-free transport its hard to beat a child’s pedal car. But if you’re looking to give your kid’s ride a little more grunt while still maintaining some green cred then Audi’s Auto Union Type C e-tron study should fit the bill. The prototype vehicle, which will be on show at the 62nd International Toy Fair in Nuremberg, is based on the UKP10,000 (approx. US$15,900) limited-edition pedal car model sold through Audi dealers, but adds an electric motor that can propel the vehicle to speeds of up to 18.64 mph (30 km/h).

The electric motor drives the electric e-tron study’s rear wheels and is powered by a lithium-ion battery that can be recharged via a 230-volt electrical socket in around two hours. The electric motor outputs 1.5 hp and reaches a torque of 40 Nm (29.5 lb-ft) – and briefly as much as 60 Nm (44.25 lb-ft). Depending on how it is driven, the small scale Audi has a range of around 15.5 miles (25 km). It also comes equipped with a reverse gear.

The body of the one-off, hand-finished vehicle is made of aluminum and carbon-look material and is suitable for children and adults up to 5’11’’ (1.80 m) in height. The 1:2 scale study is 7.61 feet (2.32 m) long and 38.19 inches (97 cm) wide.

While it probably wouldn’t do much for the global childhood obesity statistics, the pint-sized electric vehicle would definitely make your kid the envy of the playground if it were ever released.

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Darren Quick Darren's love of technology started in primary school with a Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong (still functioning) and a Commodore VIC 20 computer (not still functioning). In high school he upgraded to a 286 PC, and he's been following Moore's law ever since. This love of technology continued through a number of university courses and crappy jobs until 2008, when his interests found a home at Gizmag. All articles by Darren Quick

Incredibly cool and way better than a golf cart - sorry son....


Wow! Would have killed for one of these when I was a kid !!!

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