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Audi AI:Trail Quattro Concept Previews Future Emission-Free Off-Roader

•, By Anthony Karr

The study takes the shape of a futuristic, buggy-style four-door vehicle with a fully electric powertrain, incorporating four electric motors for a driveshaft-free all-wheel drive. The show car is 13.5-feet (4.15 meters) long, 7.05-feet (2.15 meters) wide, and rides on massive 22-inch wheels with 33.5-inch off-road tires. The ground clearance is 13.4 inches (34 centimeters) and the vehicle should be able to ford through water more than half a meter (1.6 ft) deep.

Thanks to the use of lightweight materials, the AI:Trail Quattro weighs 3,858 pounds (1,750 kilograms), which is a remarkable result considering the four electric motors and the large lithium-ion battery. The latter provides a range of between 248 and 310 miles (400 to 500 kilometers) on roads or "easy off-road terrain" measured by the WLTP. If you go deep off-roading, where energy consumption is higher, the car will be able to cover approximately 155 miles (250 km) at a single charge.