Audi's New Etron Electric Car

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Comes in several different models, some look good, apparently has lots of torque. May or may not be intended to compete with Tesla.

The name appears to be a combination of 'e' for 'electric' and 'tron' as in 'electron'.

But oops... apparently 'etron' is French for 'shit'.

(You would think that a car company in next-door Germany would find that out before they roll out the car.)

Reminds me of the old Chevy Nova, which always got laughs in Latin America because 'nova' sounds like 'doesn't go' in Spanish.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article...ement.html


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Yazata Wrote:...apparently has lots of torque
There speaks a boy racer.
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(May 27, 2019 02:35 AM)Yazata Wrote: Comes in several different models, some look good, apparently has lots of torque. May or may not be intended to compete with Tesla.


Figures. Tesla gets industry enthusiasm about "electric cars" rolling in the first place, and now that Tesla is going into the dumpster, the Euro-continent bandwagon jumpers come out of the woodwork to benefit with their traditional positive propaganda spin about extravagant design complexity correlating to quality. Where "dozens more interacting components can more efficiently perform function _X_" that could have been done with fewer, or offering unnecessary refinements or added enhancements (i.e., extra complications in repairs and invitation of extra problems needing to be addressed and repaired).

Lot of good "superior German engineering" did the Axis.

"While the Tiger I has been called an outstanding design for its time, it was over-engineered, using expensive materials and labour-intensive production methods. The Tiger was prone to certain types of track failures and breakdowns, and was limited in range by its high fuel consumption. It was expensive to maintain, but generally mechanically reliable. It was difficult to transport, and vulnerable to immobilisation when mud, ice, and snow froze between its overlapping and interleaved Schachtellaufwerk-pattern road wheels, often jamming them solid. This was a problem on the Eastern Front in the muddy rasputitsa season and during periods of extreme cold.
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