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24Audi A3 E-Tron

Unique Feature Makes This A Very Special EV

AddOnce More With Feeling: Audi's electric concept likely to be based on R8

Fourtitude, the internet experts on all things Audi, has compiled a list of facts and clues that seem to indicate that the electric car concept expected from Audi at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show will indeed be based on the most excellent R8 platform. For starters, the surprisingly detailed initial report from L'Automobile magazine in France went so far as to include the R8 ePerformance moniker, which goes right along with the German automaker's current naming convention.

12Once More With Feeling: Audi's electric concept likely to be based on R8

Fourtitude, the internet experts on all things Audi, has compiled a list of rumors and clues that seem to indicate that the electric car concept expected from Ingolstadt at this month's Frankfurt Motor Show will indeed be based on the most excellent R8 platform. For starters, a surprisingly detailed initial report from L'Automobile magazine in France went so far as to include the R8 ePerformance moniker, which goes right along with the German automaker's current naming convention.

3Audi reportedly shoots down electric R8 rumor for Frankfurt

Audi R8 V12 TDI concept - Click above for a high-res image gallery

AddAudi shoots down electric R8 rumor for Frankfurt

Audi R8 V12 TDI concept - Click above for a high-res image gallery

AddAudi working on new A2, including an electric version

Click above for a high-res gallery of the Audi A1 Sportback concept

AddRendered Speculation: New Audi city car

We know that Audi is hard at work on a new city car that will be based on Volkswagen's NSF (new small family) chassis architecture that will underpin numerous vehicles, including one based on the familiar up! concept. There are three possible powertrain options that are currently being tossed around and tested by the German automaker, including a fully-electric option as well as two that are powered by petroleum. Both engines would displace around 600cc's and be turbocharged, one using gasoline

4Audi confirms pure electric city car in the works

Click above for high-res gallery of the Volkswagen up!

AddTop 20 green cars we wish we could buy today, Number 16: Audi R-Zero

Audi reportedly has no plans to offer electric cars anytime soon. That's a shame, since as you can see from the picture of the R-Zero concept above, the German automaker is quite adept at creating mouth-watering EV designs. The thought of a Quattro all-wheel-drive electric car alongside the R10 diesel makes us truly hope that Audi has a change or heart.

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