Audi, BMW and Lexus are racing to produce electric cars


In early 2021, electric car fever increased when Tesla announced record sales in 2020, appeared that Apple was looking for partners to produce cars using clean energy and many car manufacturers announced the roadmap “electrification” in the next decade. Against this backdrop, a few standout electric cars were unveiled by Audi, BMW and Lexus.In mid-February, Audi officially introduced the electric sports sedan e-tron GT. Reality, Audi e-tron GT electric Developed on the same high-performance electric vehicle platform J1 shared from Porsche Taycan. With the 4-door coupe style, the Audi model comes in two versions, including the e-tron GT quattro and the high-performance RS e-tron GT model.Similar to Taycan, the Audi e-tron GT is equipped with 2 electric motors arranged in 2 axes to form the AWD drive system, accompanied by a 2-speed gearbox to optimize the performance. The standard version has a capacity of 476 hp and 630 Nm of torque, while the RS specification is 589 hp, 830 Nm. With overboost mode, Audi RS e-tron GT needs only 2.5 seconds to accelerate from 0-100 km / h.The battery pack of the e-tron GT has a capacity of 86 kWh and supports fast charging with a 0-80% charge time that takes 22.5 minutes, or takes 5 minutes of charging to travel 100 km. With a starting price of $ 99,900 in the US market, the Audi e-tron GT competes with Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan in the group of high-end electric sedans.Initial information on the electric BMW i4 was announced 2 weeks ago. BMW’s first electric sedan is classified in the 4-door Gran Coupe product group with a modern and sporty design. The competitor of the BMW i4 is said to be the Tesla Model 3 or the Polestar 2.BMW says the i4 has a total capacity of about 523 horsepower (390 kW) with the ability to accelerate from 0-100 km / h in less than 4 seconds. According to WLTP testing standards, the BMW i4 has a maximum range of up to 590 km. Specifications will be announced when the i4 goes on sale later this year.The German automaker has not released images of the i4 interior, but it can be expected that BMW’s electric sedan will have a cockpit similar to the iX. In particular, the latest generation iDrive infotainment system includes 2 digital screens connected to each other similar to Mercedes-Benz, while the steering wheel and central control cluster have a minimalist design.The last name is the Lexus LF-Z Electrified concept model, which was launched globally on March 30. The concept car attracts attention as the representative opening the phase of focusing on developing electric cars of Lexus, from here there will be more new electric and hybrid models introduced by the Japanese automaker in the next 10 years.Based on the familiar coupe SUV style of previous Lexus LF concepts, the LF-Z Electrified has a bold and futuristic look. The interior of the Lexus LF-Z Electrified electric luxury vehicle Also impressed by the 4-seater independent design and modern cockpit.It is known that Lexus LF-Z Electrified is equipped with an electric motor system with a total capacity of about 536 horsepower, torque of 700 Nm. With the all-wheel drive system named DIRECT4 full time, the car is capable of accelerating 0-100 km / h in 3 seconds. The battery pack has a capacity of 90 kWh for a range of nearly 600 km according to WLTP testing standards.Video: The future Lexus electric luxury cars.

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