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High-End Sports Machine – the Audi e-bike Wörthersee

INGOLSTADT, Germany, May 16, 2012/PRNewswire/ –

  • Like in motor racing: fully focused on peak performance
  • Frame, swinging arm and wheels made of carbon in line with the Audi ultra lightweight design principle
  • Head of Design Wolfgang Egger: “Stringent functionality and extreme sportiness as the foremost principles for the design.”

Starting May 16, Audi will be presenting an extremely emotion-inspiring sports machine, the Audi e-bike Wörthersee – at Wörthersee in Carinthia, Austria. The prototype cycle combines an electric drive and muscle power. Head of Design Wolfgang Egger comments: “As a high-performance e-bike for sports and trick cycling, it features the Audi core competences of design, ultra, e-tron and connect.” The Audi e-bike Wörthersee puts in its first major appearance at this year’s Wörthersee Tour, the 31st meet for Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda fans; trial biker Julien Dupont and downhill specialist Petra Bernhard will demonstrate their stunts and streetbike skills.To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:

http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/audi/53820

The uncompromising dynamism of the bike prototype is fully visible at first sight. “When developing the Audi e-bike Wörthersee we drew on motor racing design principles for inspiration,” explains Hendrik Schaefers, one of the designers at Concept Design Studio Munich. “The e-bike appears incredibly precise, highly emotional and strictly functional. Indeed, the design effort focused on its function as a sports machine. All design elements are thus firmly aligned to the technical features.”

The airy frame boasts a low center of gravity and a compact overall volume. In this way, the e- bike is superbly agile at the sporty handling limits. The lithium-ion battery is incorporated into the frame and needs 2.5 hours to fully charge. On long trial tours, only a few simple steps are required to remove the battery and replace it with a charged one.

AUDI AG Culture and Trends Communications
Tilman Schneider
Phone: +49-841-89-92752
tilman.schneider@audi.de

AUDI AG Culture and Trends Communications
Melanie Goldmann
Phone: +49-841-89-579848
melanie.goldmann@audi.de

Source: Audi AG

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