Audi A1 e-tron Concept
Recently, Michael Dick, Audi’s board member for technology, spoke with Motor Trend about the company’s extended-range EV plan in an interview. The interview shed a lot of light on the future plans of the rotary and electric motor combination including a timeline for a small production run of cars at the end of 2012 or the beginning of 2013. In addition, Dick said, “We will start a pilot project at the end of the year.” According to Motor Trend this is just the tip of the iceberg; Audi intends to use this electric car project as the groundwork for future models.
Where will this EV be sold? Current plans target it for Europe for sure, but there has been no mention yet of whether it will cross the pond and turn up on American shores. Oh, and don’t be surprised if this concept rolls out to the market official as an A2; current speculation says Audi may revive the name.
Be sure to check out our AllSmallCars.com story from March on the Audi A1 e-tron debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.
[Source: Motor Trend and Automotive News]