Audi Debuts Wireless Charging Electric Car Concept
The Audi Urban Concept, featured at the Frankfurt Auto Show, is a 1+1 seater part-race car, part-roadster electric vehicle.
German automakers seem to be keen on exploring the topic of urban mobility this year. Both Audi and BMW staged events looking at the future of cities in NYC in 2011.
Audi debuted a unique 1+1 seater electric vehicle designed for getting around in metropolitan areas. The Urban Concept can't easily be categorized in usual car category terms. It is very lightweight, offering a race car-inspired driving experience with an interior experience more like an airplane cockpit. One interesting technical feature is how the Urban Concept gets recharged. Audi is proposing a wireless charging system where electric current is transmitted via a special parking pad to the car through a high-frequency alternating field.