Italian design students have created all-electric vehicle concept and now doping some details in order to make it affordable for younger buyers
11/16/14 4:00 am chumakdenis 1
Called the Audio 2.0 e-tron concept, this concept vehicle has been developed by a trio of automotive design students: Giacomo Franceschi, Antonio Paglia, and Cem Kayserili, from the Politecnico di Milan university.
The project was sponsored by Audi, and the goal was to design a 100-percent electric-powered compact city car which would appeal to younger buyers in the 18-30 age group.
Inspiration for the concept came from a wide variety of sources, ranging from the logical - like modern sporting gear, gadgets, electronics, and recent Audi concept cars. To the slightly more surreal - like the military droids from the Star Wars movies.
Audi A 2.0 short review
The Audi A 2.0 e-tron concept is extremely compact, measuring just 10.8 feet (3.3 metres) long, and 5.2 feet (1.6 metres) wide. Yet despite its small size, it has room for four-occupants in a 2+2 seating layout. The thin front seats and narrow dashboard design allow more space for passenger legroom both front and rear. A combination of leather, carbon fiber and plastic is used for the interior trim and upholstery. The car features a digital instrument panel which wraps around the steering wheel column and provides the driver with necessary driving information. While on the passenger side a large OLED infotainment screen provides additional data.
The plug-in rechargeable electric drivetrain of the Audi A 2.0 e-tron concept is of unspecified size and performance. However it consists of a series of battery packs located under the floor of the vehicle supplying power to a front-mounted electric motor driving the two front wheels.
When it will be available on sale?
As always, Audi has not mentioned any details about production, but we have a good premonition about this concept.
First of all, it has received funding from Audi and secondly – Audi has no cars in low-cost segment and only a few of us can afford Audi R8 E-tron.
Anyway, let’s cross our fingers and hope that really affordable electric car with German quality will appear very soon.