The German Olympic team may be trailing the Chinese and Americans in London when it comes to medal count, but at least it has a cool ride. Audi has presented the team with an A1 e-tron decked out in German colors, to promote the automaker's plug-in vehicles.

The 102-horsepower extended-range plug-in can sprint along at 80 miles per hour and includes an on-board gas-powered engine/range-extender that provides about 150 miles of range after the initial electrons are used up. As fun as that might be, for now, the car's being used for nothing more than a shuttle between the Olympic Village and the MS Deutschland cruise ship.

The German automaker has been busy publicizing its work on its e-tron group recently, including posting a video of its e-tron Quattro in June and operating a pilot project with its battery-electric version of its A3 hatchback in Colorado.


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      Marcopolo
      • 18 Hours Ago
      2 Wheeled Menace Now, now, play nice.....
      EJ
      • 18 Hours Ago
      All hail the car you won't ever be able to buy...
      Spec
      • 18 Hours Ago
      Didn't they cancel this project?
      Rick
      • 18 Hours Ago
      British cycling team are getting kitted out in gold medals, that's all that matters to us Cycle sales will jump from 3,200,000 million to 6 millions in the next coming year in the UK, you can see it coming. All folk talk about is cycling these days in the UK it's a very social thing, cycling fever is even higher since the olympic games started, being the only one who was not bit interested in cycling at work myself have found myself getting dragged into it as l was the odd one out. Years ago all this guys were mad on old skool Fords, now it's non stop cycling talk all year long at every tea break, dont under estimate how popular cycling has become the evepensive EV has been bypassed in favor of the much greener cycling in the race to be the greenest. BMW sales will be up l think is was about 4,000 being used by Olympions. BMW UK sales should be good when they come out on Monday.
        2 Wheeled Menace
        • 18 Hours Ago
        @Rick
        Aaahhhh... i'd love to live in a country where all people talk about is bikes :)... Damn you, Europeans..
      Ford Future
      • 18 Hours Ago
      Is this thing close to a sales date?
      paulwesterberg
      • 18 Hours Ago
      Make a pure electric vehicle with decent range and I will be interested to buy.