No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you; Volkswagen’s Nils Concept is eerily similar to the Audi E-Tron Urban Concept . The design is different based on the one rendering Volkswagen released of the Nils Concept, but the overall set-up of a study for a future urban city car makes these two cousins of the first degree.
As far as the Nils Concept goes, the concept is the result of hours upon hours of time spent researching and developing a city car for the future. The whole scope of information regarding the vehicle won’t be revealed until the Frankfurt Motor Show, but some pertinent characteristics of the Nils Concept’s powertrain have been released.
Word is that the car will carry an electric motor that produces an output of 34 horsepower with a 5.3kWh battery that takes less than two hours to fully charge. These figures translate to a 0-62 mph time of 11 seconds with a top speed of just 81 mph. The numbers aren’t overwhelming by any stretch of the imagination, but you really couldn’t have expected anything more given the whole point of it being an eco-friendly city car.
As it stands, Volkswagen has no plans of pushing the car for production anytime soon, but the Nils Concept could very well end up being a peg for a possible production version in the future.