• Sep 2, 2009
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The internet's been abuzz with talk of Audi's plan to bring something electric to the Frankfurt Motor Show later this month, and the German automaker has just thrown a bucket of fuel on those flames in the form of a new micro-site called electricityuntamed.com.

Naturally, details are in short supply, but Audi has put up a countdown clock that's set to go off on September 15th. Not coincidentally, that's the first day for media previews in Frankfurt. Yes, we'll be there with digital SLRs in hand and internet connections at the ready.

We really can't say if Audi's planning to show off an electric version of its awesome R8, but that's got to be the most likely candidate as its been constant rumormill material (although its been reportedly denied by Audi) for at least the last few months. It also seems to go along with the overall theme of the site, which focuses in on the power made possible by electric drivetrains. Click past the break to see what we mean. Warning: videos autoplay.



[Source: electricityuntamed.com]






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      • 5 Years Ago
      it'll be interesting to see how audi enters this market

      I'm excited to see something really cool..... really soon.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Loved the Lawnmower clip.. followed by the Electric Arc one.. the rest.. 'eh.. but yeah should be interesting to see what they are going to reveal.. (yeah R8 but to easy..)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hahahaha.. good stuff
      • 5 Years Ago
      The lawn mower clip brings back fond memories of Audi's "unintended acceleration" debacle. Did this really not occur to the marketers? I guess they assume we've all forgotten about it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm pretty sure the electrical arc video is of a 500kv switch failing. Hence the massive arc.

      ...what are you trying to tell us Audi?
      randal gonzalez
      • 5 Years Ago
      get a mac
        • 5 Years Ago
        @randal gonzalez
        i have a mac, it happened to me too.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @randal gonzalez
        +1 for the engadget comment

        They really aren't THAT biased though.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @randal gonzalez
        Sorry, the site you're looking for is called Engadget. This one deals with cars.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @randal gonzalez
        @Josh

        I've been following Engadget since '05 and it has had more flame wars (Apple/MS/Sony) than Streetfire.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @randal gonzalez
        I have a Mac, the experience still sucked.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @randal gonzalez
        My MacBook didn't have any problems.

      • 5 Years Ago
      HOLY! all the videos launched at once, and the controls aren't working,what is up with that? Video overload!
      • 5 Years Ago
      After looking at my Temporary Internet Files after watching the videos from the Audi Electricity Untamed website itself, a file called Q5H-home-en.swf was shown. If I had to guess, Audi is entering the hybrid market with its Q5 first.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Don't get too excited.

      Honestly...in regard to "real-life" cars...nothing electric will be great for at least another 9 years.

      The industry is probably not too blame. Chicken and Egg situation. Without the energy cycle infrastructure to support electric cars, it will be a while before we get a decent effort.

      Tank-to-Wheel we are not too bad. Well(Seed)-to-Tank we have major issues.

      But then the automotive industry is all about: Evolution not Revolution.

      http://www.carnorama.com
      • 5 Years Ago
      Honestly, i thought the electric R8 rumors where bs, but now I'm surprised and excited... though i shouldn't be surprised, Audi had a hybrid on market when the first prius emerged in japan, so it's not like they're any stranger to hybrids or electric.
      • 5 Years Ago
      out of interest how hard is it to get into the Frankfurt Motor Show, im guessing its only media and important people that are allowed.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love the Apple dock on the Audi website.
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