This is the new Audi carbon fibre electric car concept was shown at the Frankfurt Motor show which offers solutions for commuting in traffic (in luxury of course). Audi says that light weight and fuel efficiency are their aims for this project which isn’t supposed to be in any categorical differentiation! It will be a part sports car, part fun car and also an urban car! Wow! That’s a whole lot!
Like the BMW i cars, it will feature a CRPF (LIGHTWEIGHT CARBON FIBRE REINFORCED PLASTIC) and is part of the E-TRON series of the Audis!
The car will feature 21 inch wheels powered by a li-on battery. Frankfurt will host the unveiling and it is expected to arrive in Europe in early 2013 and India in mid 2013. Hope our desi premium hatchback producers are reading this!
Official Press release
The Audi urban concept – a completely new kind of concept car
An innovative urban concept car with 1+1 seats
Sleek cockpit made from CFRP, free-standing wheels with protective plates
Elaborate suspension, compact electric drive system for sporty performance
Audi is once again opening up new horizons: the Audi urban concept is a 1+1-seat, ultra-light car for congested urban spaces. The technical study, which will be shown at the Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA) 2011, does not fit under any of the conventional categories – the Audi urban concept combines elements of a racing car, a fun car and an urban car into one radical new concept.
The Audi urban concept is not based on any previous model – its development is solely oriented on the strict principles of lightweight construction, efficiency and reduction. The result is a concept car with no unnecessary weight, and one that concentrates on the pure essence of sporty motion.
The Audi urban concept has a sleek body. The wheels are free-standing, their surrounding protective plates feature blinking strips of LED lights. The highly concentrated look of the technical study, with its forward-urging lines, is dynamic and emotional – it lends Audi’s design language a completely new impetus.
On board there is room for two people, their position slightly staggered and at a sporty, low level. All controls and materials are subject to the dictates of ultra-lightweight construction in order to ensure they convey a completely unique, sensory allure. The driver can adjust the steering wheel and pedals to his own body measurements. The roof is designed to be maneuverable and slides to the rear to open. This enables entry to the car.
The technology in the Audi urban concept reflects the full capabilities of the brand, especially when it comes to ultra-lightweight construction. The cockpit consists of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer, which integrates the undercarriage of both seats. The Audi urban concept rolls on wheels with a 21-inch diameter.
Two e-tron electric motors provide the propulsion – providing the ultra-light Audi urban concept with the ability to accelerate powerfully. A lithium-ion battery supplies the energy – ideal for extended city tours.