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Audi EV

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by vfx, May 5, 2008.

  1. vfx

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    5-10 years is a complete joke. They'll get smoked with the competition out there and frankly deserve it. To make statements that something like a car is 5-10 years in the pipeline is silly.
     
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    Silly or ...desperate?
     
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    Possible small electric Audi in development

    Audi?s new green baby is shaping up! | Auto Express News | News | Auto Express

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    Audi A2: Successor coming, we have first impressions! - The German Car Blog


    None of the English articles seem to mention this, but the source is Audi boss Rupert Stadler, so we can read some degree of truth into it. The E1 will be an electric city car.

    Also, it is said that the A2 will first appear as a 3 litre car (or 100mpg - there was one of these available in the old A2 range in Germany too, a diesel 1.2l). Later on they plan a hybrid and/or electric version. Rather than being all aluminium (as was the last version), the new one will feature composite aluminium, steel and plastic construction.
     
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    But you are right TEG, the angle seems right...

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    Audi working on new A2, including an electric version

     
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    I hope this is not their big announcement this summer... Though I'd love to have an electric R8
     
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    #12 dpeilow, Sep 3, 2009
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    Those videos make a not-so-subtle electric statement.

    Audi USA has been adamant about the company having no EVs in the works. Someone may owe someone else an apology.
     
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    Someone else said the Volt should have been a Cadillac to have it be Ok to be expensive and hide the costs within the sticker price.

    What if that had happened? What if all the makers adopted the "luxury car first" model that Tesla did? (some may argue that that actually is happening) Would that hake the general public more forgiving of the whole EV shift?
     
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    Yep that qualifies but I was (poorly) remembering someone writing the idea that the Volt should have been a Caddy (or something high end).
     
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    Last I heard, the Converj may not make production.
    I think the argument was the Volt should have been a Cadillac all along and there shouldn't have been a Chevy version.

    IMO I think the decision to go with Chevy was because the initial estimate was only $30k, which is something Chevy can bear. Now that it is $40k, it is squarely in premium car territory. If the Volt ever makes it back down to $30k (there is a good chance the next generations can do so) then it will make more sense.
     
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