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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-13-2018, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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AM reveals performance specs

After giving us a first glimpse of the battery that will be used in the Rapid E, the automaker have finally provided us with some performance specs. Its two motor electric setup will be good for a total of 610hp and 700lb-ft of torque. They claim it will be capable of a top speed of 155mph and should have a range of more than 200 miles. With the 800V battery system they have chosen, on a 100kW charger it will be able to charge at a rate of over 5 miles per minute. 0-60 is expected to be possible in less than 4 seconds.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-18-2018, 02:14 PM
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Those are some impressive figures, and glad to see that its power output hasn't impacted its range. Looks like we are going to see a swift decrease in the average charge time with all the new premium models that are coming to market.
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The only thing we haven't really heard from Aston is what charging stations they'll be able to use. Not sure if Porsche's new charging network will be compatible with other models. Would love to see more universal options.
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Eventually we will see some sort of standardization taking place so the type of charging stations we can use won't become much of a concern.

If its not done collectively with private companies finding a medium, then it will happen on a regulatory level.... the latter we can bank on.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-25-2018, 02:12 PM
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Do we really think that owners of these premium electrics will be taking them on longer trips in the first place? And if these new superchargers can really give you an 80% charge in 15 minutes, it wont be so bad if you have to go a bit out of your way.
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Do we really think that owners of these premium electrics will be taking them on longer trips in the first place? And if these new superchargers can really give you an 80% charge in 15 minutes, it wont be so bad if you have to go a bit out of your way.
American car culture has been big on long distance trips since the beginning of time, hence the massive interstate highways and vehicles that reflect this.
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Your ability to take them on longer trips will be largely dependent on the infrastructure where you live. And even though AM hasn't said much about it, expect to recuperate a decent amount of electricity through its regen braking system.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-11-2018, 04:11 PM
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i'll be disappointed if they just stop at brakes because even Audi has scaled up their very own regenerative system, eROT is by far the most impressive i've seen.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-18-2018, 04:17 PM
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Has Audi actually rolled out that tech into any of their new vehicles. I remember reading about this system years ago, but then information around it seemingly disappeared. Maybe it came down to the cost of placing it?
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