Audi’s latest concept car is an oversized urban EV that shouldn’t be legal in cities


Audi completed its luxury concept car triptych with the unveiling of the Urbansphere, a massive, fully autonomous people mover that somehow manages to be entirely too large for the streets it’s designed to travel.

Audi says the Urbansphere was designed “for use in traffic-dense Chinese megacities, although the concept is also suitable for any other metropolitan center in the world.” And yet the vehicle’s staggering size — a whole two feet longer than the 2022 Cadillac Escalade — practically disqualify it from being driven on any city street, regardless of country of origin.

Its minivan-esque appearance in the renderings is misleading, based on the numbers provided by Audi….

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Author: Andrew J. Hawkins