Audi’s R-18 E-Tron diesel-electric crossbreed has come to be the 1st car of its kind to win the Le Mans 24-hour stamina race. Audi and Toyota both submitted eco friendly racers, however the latter’s LMP1 crashed, which left the German automaker to a 1-2 finish (while a pair of non-hybrid racers put third and fifth, respectively). Unlike battery-based hybrids, the R-18 makes use of a large turbo-diesel V6 pushing power to the back tires, along with a flywheel to recover braking energy and drive a motor connected to the front tires. The business has revealed that it’s really checking this far less costly, battery-free system in a manufacturing car, so maybe it’s only a matter of time before you’ll have the ability to go a full day on a tank– provide or take the odd rest stop.
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