Audi reveals sketches of electric Urban Concept (+video)

Audi reveals sketches of electric Urban Concept (+video)

Design sketches have been released of Audi’s Urban Concept vehicle which is set for its debut at next month’s Frankfurt Auto Show.

The Urban Concept is the latest in a range of e-tron electric car concept Audi has revealed with many scheduled for production in the coming years.

The car is an open wheel, 1+1 seat, ultra-light cruiser for congested urban environments. Interestingly, the passenger doesn’t sit directly behind the driver instead the passenger seat is located to the right and just slightly back from the driver’s seat. Access is via the tailgate with a roof that slides back to open as well.

Development of the concept focused on lightweight construction, efficiency and reduction. There is no unnecessary weight and the drivetrain is built for absolute efficiency. The concept is made from a carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) monocoque frame that integrates the substructures of the two seats as well. The alloy wheels measure 21-inches.

Power comes from two ‘e-tron’ motors with energy stored in a floor-mounted lithium-ion battery.

This latest e-tron concept is rumoured to be a preview of the smallest vehicle in an entirely new range of eco-conscious models from Audi that will include electric vehicles and also ultra-frugal petrol and diesel-powered models. This subdivision is expected to be called ‘E’ and will range from this concept thought to be E1 right up to a E8 electric supercar.

Expect more information on Audi’s Urban Concept when it’s revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Check out images and a teaser video below.

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