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"Auto Union Type C e-tron study" with electric drive - Click above to enlarge

Once again, Audi is bringing a sweet-looking electric car to the International Toy Fair in Nuremberg, Germany. While this thing is branded with the e-tron name, it's more toy than car - but the little prototype can get going at speeds up to 18.64 miles per hour.

Called the Auto Union Type C e-tron study with electric drive, the toy is based on the limited-edition pedal car model, the Auto Union Silver Arrow Type C race car, that was shown last year. The new electric version uses a lithium-ion battery that can spin the 1.5-hp rear-wheel-drive electric motor to generate 29.5 pound-feet or torque (peak at 44.25) and has a range of just over 15 miles. Also, it has a reverse gear. Recharging from a 230-volt European socket takes around two hours. The best news: Adults up to 5'11" can fit inside. Beats the heck out of those silly toy Escalades.

[Source: Audi]Continue reading Audi turns pedal car into another e-tron for German toy fair

Audi turns pedal car into another e-tron for German toy fair originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 21 Jan 2011 18:32:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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