Audi, Italdesign and Airbus combine self-driving car and passenger drone to make things futuristic to the core. Audi E-tron Prototype is next big thing from Audi too
The Audi e-tron prototype offers a preview of the first all-electric model from the brand with the four rings. Camouflaged with a specially developed design film, it showcases the high-voltage drive system. The electrifying exterior conceals a sporty premium SUV with space for five people along with plenty of luggage – the space and comfort are similar to that of a typical Audi luxury class model. Thanks to the electrical quattro, its long-distance range and comprehensive charging options, customers can drive purely electrically without compromises.
The production version of the Audi e-tron prototype can fill up on electricity at fast-charging stations with up to 150 kW charging capacity. In just under 30 minutes, the SUV is then ready for the next leg of the long-distance journey. Before the European launch at the end of the year, hundreds of development vehicles will be tested under extreme conditions worldwide. Specially camouflaged prototypes now kick off the chase for the most spectacular photos. Audi will publish the best pictures uploaded to social networks under #etron on the website www.e-tron.audi.
The ultra-light, two-seater passenger cabin can be attached either to a car module or to a flight module. Audi is supporting the project with know-how on battery technology and automation. Italdesign develops future-oriented vehicle concepts for Audi and customers around the globe. Astalosch sees Pop.Up Next as a flexible on-demand concept that could open up mobility in the third dimension to people in cities. Italdesign is making use of a network of cities, universities and various stakeholders in order to better anticipate the future of mobility in cities.
A first version of Pop.Up already had its premiere at the Geneva Autosalon a year ago. Pop.Up Next is significantly lighter than its predecessor, and the interior has been redesigned. For more information on Pop.Up Next, see https://www.italdesign.it/geneva2018.