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Dr. Evil couldn't get sharks with laser beams (for a while, anyway) and we won't get an Audi electric car with them, either.


For most of its early life, the Audi e-tron family was born and bred for the auto show circuit, and it did quite well there. To really make an impact, though, the cars need to get out, and some e-trons have been making forays onto public streets recently. A fleet of 20 A1 e-trons is about to scoot around the streets of Munich in a program that was announced a year ago.

Audi is about to enter the EV fray with a brace of electrified A1 subcompacts, but before its merry band of beta testers can get behind the wheel, they've got to give the automaker a glimpse into their mobile lives.