Audi Urban Concept
If one is a fluke and two is coincidence, then three makes a trend for sure. Audi is close to approving plans to build a limited number of the all-electric two-seat Urban Concept vehicle that it launched at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, according to CAR magazine in England, If built for sale, most likely only in Europe, the production Audi Urban Concept would join the Volkswagen XL1 and the Renault Twizy in the category of "not-quite-cars," or low-speed electric vehicles. The battery-electric vehicle was displayed at Frankfurt in two versions, a closed coupe with a one-piece...
Tall, Skinny Tires: Newest Green-Car Efficiency Trend
There are many unusual things about the BMW i3 Concept electric minicar revealed last month, including its glass doors and roof, not to mention BMW's first production battery-electric powertrain. But the BMW i3 is also at the leading edge of another efficiency trend: tall, narrow tires that reduce...John Voelcker
Audi Urban Future Initiative: Smaller, Smarter, Autonomous, Linked Cars
Put a group of urban planners, architects, and sociologists on a panel to discuss transportation in the cities of the future, and you may find they don’t spend much time talking about cars. Instead, you get statements like, “The megacity of the future desires to be a generous knowledge...John Voelcker
Audi Urban Concept: Live Photos Of Electric Two-Seater Launch
The 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show officially opens to the press tomorrow, but already the private parties and launch events have started. Sunday night, Audi officially unveiled its pair of two-seat electric concept cars, known jointly as the Urban Concept vehicles. One is a coupe, with a hatch over the...John Voelcker
2011 Frankfurt Auto Show: Full Electric Car Preview
We thought the 2011 Geneva Motor Show was one of the best ever for electric cars and green vehicles, but the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, starting in less than a week, is shaping up to be even better. We'll be covering the show in-depth next week, but in the meantime we've rounded up all the electric...Antony Ingram
Audi Reveals More Urban Concept Pics Ahead Of Frankfurt Show
It seems that Audi just can't contain itself with its latest concept cars, the two-seater Urban Concepts. Three weeks ago some spy videos trickled onto the internet showing the camoflaged electric car being driven around in the center of Berlin. The very next day Audi revealed its first sketches of...Antony Ingram
If you're going to shoot a teaser video of a radical new concept car, maybe it's not such a good idea to do it in a gigantic plaza in the middle of a large European city. Audi has now released the official teaser video (view it at the bottom of this story) for the e-tron Urban Concept vehicle it will officially unveil next month at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The video follows a press release it issued yesterday with details on the little electric two-seater. But the video shoot attracted so much attention from passers-by in the German capital that numerous images of the car hit the...