E-tron will be the first production EV to receive a by-wire braking system.

Read the article
Caption:Photo:Audi
1
of 87

Audi says the E-tron's braking distance is up to 20 percent shorter because of the immediacy of a by-wire setup.

Read the article
Published:Caption:Photo:Audi
2
of 87

Audi's E-tron will bow sans QR-code camouflage on September 17.

Read the article
Published:Caption:Photo:Audi
3
of 87

Halfway down Pikes Peak, our man Paukert verifies that the Audi E-Tron's brakes are cool to the touch.

Read the article
Published:Caption:Photo:Tobias Sagmeister/Audi
4
of 87

A tablet displayed the prototype E-tron's powertrain and by-wire braking system status in real time. 

Read the article
Published:Caption:Photo:Tobias Sagmeister/Audi
5
of 87

Audi's Dr. Michael Wein walks our author through the finer points of the E-tron's by-wire brake system.

Read the article
Published:Caption:Photo:Tobias Sagmeister/Audi
6
of 87

Kinetic energy is recovered via the E-Tron's asynchronous electric motors.

Read the article
Published:Caption:Photo:Audi
7
of 87

A set of steering wheel paddles allow the driver to select how much regen braking he or she prefers.

Read the article
Published:Caption:Photo:Audi
8
of 87

Audi claims that the regen system is active in over 90 percent of typical daily braking scenarios, recuperating up to 0.3 g using the motors alone.

Read the article
Published:Caption:Photo:Audi
9
of 87

Despite its conventional crossover shape, there appears to be a quiet revolution going on underneath the skin of the E-tron.

Read the article
Published:Caption:Photo:Audi
10
of 87

This isn't a bunch of dudes playing RoboRaid, it's a HoloLens walkthrough of the E-tron's brakes. 

Read the article
Published:Caption:Photo:Tobias Sagmeister/Audi
11
of 87

Over the course of our descent down Pikes Peak Highway -- all 12.4 miles and 156 turns worth -- my test vehicle's regenerative braking system actually added 6.8 kWh to the battery pack. 

Read the article
Published:Caption:Photo:Audi
12
of 87

Keep clicking or scrolling for more images of the Audi E-tron tackling Colorado's legendary Pikes Peak.

Read the article
Published:Caption:Photo:Audi
13
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
14
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
15
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
16
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
17
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
18
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
19
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
20
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Tobias Sagmeister/Audi
21
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
22
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
23
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
24
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
25
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
26
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
27
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
28
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
29
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
30
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
31
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
32
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
33
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
34
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
35
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
36
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
37
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
38
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
39
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
40
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
41
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
42
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
43
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
44
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
45
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
46
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
47
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
48
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
49
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
50
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
51
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
52
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
53
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
54
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
55
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
56
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
57
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
58
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
59
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
60
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
61
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
62
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
63
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
64
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
65
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
66
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
67
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
68
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
69
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
70
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
71
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
72
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
73
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
74
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
75
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
76
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
77
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
78
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
79
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
80
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
81
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
82
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
83
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
84
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
85
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
86
of 87

Read the article
Published:Photo:Audi
87
of 87
Up Next

The Audi Q7 is a suburban stunner