VW’s electric compact-car, the e-Up was unveiled a few weeks ago and it is rumored that Audi could use the platform to offer a premium variant, direct competitor of the BMW i3.
Indeed, Audi is synonymous of premium, therefore their electric compact-car should offer more power and range, like the A2 e-tron concept,
which displayed 116hp and 270nm of torque in peak, a 0 to 100kph in 9.3 seconds and 200 km of range thanks to a 24kWh battery (18.7kWh for e-Up).
Price of this e-Up by Audi
While the e-Up is expected (for the Frankfurt Motor Show - IAA 2013 in world premiere) with a price tag of around € 25.000, the premium upgrade could add € 10.000 to the "A e-tron” a competitive positioning to reach its direct competitor, the BMWi3 whose price is expected around € 40.000.
Both cars will focus on the services to the driver, with specific features for electric vehicles, urban and connected.
Here is the first rendering of the car, halfway between the e-Up and A2 Concept.