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Audi Plans Own Electric City Car

 Audi Plans Own Electric City Car
VW Up! Concept

Based on VW Up! platform

CAR magazine UK says Audi is planning its own bite-sized electric city car. Volkswagen Group is up and about, so to speak, preparing for the 2011 launch of its VW Up!, which we have deduced will revive the name Lupo. The Up! concept – pictured here throughout – made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show back in 2007 as a rear-engined mini car for people living in cities. It is possibly VW’s way of harking back to the original Volkswagen – which became famous under its nickname Beetle – as well as offering an alternative to Mercedes-Benz’s Smart fortwo and BMW’s teeny city car.

Audi will run its car on electricity sourced from batteries, which means space may become an issue. In that regard the space Up! version would be used as it is slightly longer. What we aren’t sure about is what type of drive system would be used (more likely FWD), and also where this car would fit in relation to names. Audi A0 maybe?

Published Sep 15, 2008 12:00 pm By Thami Masemola

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 mps mps
Shame on them! Seat sucks tho'.
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September 16, 2008 11:07 am
 Roger Roger
Their RS5 vs. M3 CSL front page article discredited themselves for me!
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September 15, 2008 5:14 pm
 Roger Roger
Dont believe a word Car magazine say
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September 15, 2008 5:13 pm