Mike Stevens | Nov 7, 2011

The roads of Europe could soon be filled with all the sci-fi oddities we can imagine: Opel's Rak E concept is being considered for production, and new reports this week suggest the Audi Urban might also be on the cards.

The Urban concept, which has been revealed in both hardtop and convertible form, is a light-weight two-seater powered by a 15kW electric motor, offering a driving range of around 60 kilometres.

In the cabin, the staggered driver and passenger seats are moulded into the body, and the driver can adjust the pedal and steering wheel positions to suit.

Above: a potential rival, the BMW i3 EV
Above: a potential rival, the BMW i3 EV

According to British magazine Car, Audi is on track to produce a limited number of Urban cars as part of a test fleet in the European market, with a view to eventually offering the quirky EV to the wider market.

The press release for the Urban offers hints of its own, describing the Urban as "the new entry point to Audi's future range of electric vehicles".

How the Urban fits into the brand's e-tron range is unclear - the name was conspicuously absent during the concept's unveiling - but it is expected that Audi will target the car to the same buyers BMW is targetting with its upcoming i3 city car.

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