We've already heard rumors that BMW was second guessing their i sub-brand, but a new report is indicating Audi is also scaling back their e-tron ambitions.

We've already heard rumors that BMW was second guessing their i sub-brand, but a new report is indicating Audi is also scaling back their e-tron ambitions.

According to Car Magazine, the German automaker has pulled the plug on the production version of the A2 concept. Apparently, executives feared there wouldn't be enough buyers for the €40,000 ($49,985 / £32,340) model which was slated to feature an aluminum space frame, a lithium-ion battery and a 116 PS (85 kW / 114 hp) electric motor.

Sources are also suggesting the A1 e-tron could be axed due to high development costs, low profit margins and an unstable European market.

 

Audi A1 e-tron & A2 e-tron axed - report