Germany's Auto Test magazine presented its first annual "e-car-award" at an electric trade show last week. The recipient of the award was none other than Audi's A1 e-tron, an electric concept car that we saw earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show. Out of 24 cars, Audi managed to make the list not once, but twice. First with the aforementioned A1 e-tron and a second time (placing fourth) with the e-tron show car, which we saw at the Detroit Auto Show back in January. Auto Test turned to its readers to narrow down the group of 24 cars. In all, more than 36,000 readers cast votes to crown the victor.
Audi's classifies its award-winning A1 e-tron as a Mega City Vehicle (MCV). The A1 e-tron offers an electric range in excess of 30 miles and sports a small, single-rotor Wankel engine in a range-extending role similar to the setup utilized on the Chevy Volt. Audi believes that the A1 e-tron is ideally suited for metropolitan areas of North America and Europe, but has yet to announce any production plans for the electric hatchback.