And what's the fate of the Audi A1 e-tron?
Similarly terminal, it appears, CAR's sources suggest.
Unlike the A2 concept, the A1 e-tron featured a tiny Wankel rotary petrol engine to provide the charge. Audi claimed a potenial range of 31 miles on electric power alone, then 125 miles with both powerplants working in harmony.
However, the complicated development process, combined with small profit margins on superminis and the sorry state of the European market, appear to have put paid to the A1 e-tron's production hopes.