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Four-Motor, 313-Horsepower Audi e-tron EV Makes North American Debut

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Another day, another sporty electric vehicle is revealed. This time, it's the Audi e-tron, a sleek all-wheel drive EV that made its North American debut at this week's LA Auto Show. The vehicle has four motors, 313 horsepower, and 3,319 foot-pounds of torque—a whopping ten times the amount of torque of the Audi R8 engine.

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Audi's e-tron, which was designed from the start as an EV (instead of using a traditional vehicle platform repurposed as an EV), has a range of 154 miles provided by a 42.4 kWh lithium-ion battery. The vehicle also goes from 0 to 62mph in 4.8 seconds and has a top speed of 124 mph.

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That's all Audi will say for now, but by the looks of the e-tron (and the brand's reputation), the vehicle won't be cheap. We'll all find out soon enough—the vehicle is set for a 2012 release, with more Audi EVs expected to roll out soon after.

[Via Autopia]