According to Autocar, the forthcoming Audi A2 will be prepared as an all-electric vehicle when it hits the streets in the next few years.

The second incarnation of the Audi A2 will be starkly different from its predecessor, which bombed in sales because of the expensive spaceframe construction that it came with. This time around, Audi is being more prudent and will instead use a steel monocoque for the A2, similar to what is being used for the A1, the company’s new premium hatchback.

Likewise, the report that the A2 will solely be an electric car is indicative of what Audi chairman Rupert Stadler mentioned as one of the company’s main priorities, that being the company’s stance in pushing for electric vehicles. With the new all-electric A2 already in the oven, it wouldn’t surprise us the least bit if the car is pegged as the competitor for the BMW Megacity, which is scheduled to hit dealerships in 2013.

UPDATE 06/05/2012: Audi has been experimenting with the electric-car market for a few years and officially unveiled plans for the A1 e-tron and an electric-powered A2 recently. It does not look like either one is going to happen any time soon, according to a report from Car.

The entire A2 line will likely continue as expected, sans the electric model. This leaves a gasoline and diesel model as the only drivetrain options.


Source: Autocar UK

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  (692) posted on 01.1.2012

Interesting but it still didn’t look good. Well, I hope that they would as yet enhance the exterior detailing of it the fact that it is a future vehicle.

  (448) posted on 10.25.2011

I can’t believe that this one is producing by Audi! I mean it is very unlike their cars. This A2 is looking so simple and not impressive as well, and I really don’t like the fact that it is an electric car.

  (427) posted on 09.23.2011

This car is so interesting. I want to see it now. Hehehe. Was this car already on the market? I think this is really a great car. I bet they will sell lots of units like this.

  (317) posted on 08.8.2011

StickManCreator really? Where did you saw the real picture of this new A2? I’m confused with what you say that their new one is a lot better than this.

  (1211) posted on 11.10.2010

i have heard that they are going to use the A1 e-tron hatchback. Primarily originated from the seems that electric car versus diesel versus gasoline...smiley

  (9) posted on 11.10.2010

I am not sure if any of you know this, but that isn’t a picture of the new A2. The new one looks a lot better.

  (858) posted on 05.27.2010

Huh is audi serious with it? competing with Bimmer Megacity.

  (544) posted on 05.26.2010

Not much appealing to me but having it as a gift would be appreciated.

  (331) posted on 05.25.2010

Yes, it looks exactly the same but to be honest it looks awful and ugly.

  (815) posted on 05.24.2010

cute, it’s front end does look like the previous model of audi TT.

  (68) posted on 05.24.2010

audi is getting crappier looking everyday.

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