Audi looks to beat the BMW Megacity to market

The Audi A2 will be an electric-only car when it is launched in 2012, according to sources.

The move would pitch the car against the BMW Megacity, which is due to go on sale in 2013

The second-generation model will drop the pricey spaceframe construction of the original A2 for a conventional steel monocoque borrowed from the A1.

The new A2’s styling remains under wraps, but Audi has hinted that it will follow the template of its predecessor, with a tall one-box design and relatively narrow tracks.

Audi chairman Rupert Stadler has said electric drive is a priority.

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24 May 2010

Looks like we're heading for quite a line-up of electric cars in 2012. Renault and Nissan have long had plans for 2012, with VW announcing theirs for that year too. Interesting...

24 May 2010

it could all go to pot if the new government scrap the £5k subsidy, they say at the moment they should honour it but reiterate that its temporary. they could save money by making it only available for 1 month.

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