What Would An Electric Truck From Audi Look Like?

Audi doesn’t make trucks. Crossovers, sure, but not commercial tractor-trailers. It has sister brands like Man and Scania for that, grouped together under Volkswagen’s Truck & Bus GmbH division. But what if Audi did make a big-rig truck? What would it look like?

Belarusian designer Artem Smirnov and Ukrainian 3D modeler Vladimir Panchenko teamed up to figure out exactly that, and what they came back with were two very different designs. Both are fully electric, but they take radically different approaches to the role of the truck driver.

The silver design envisions how a fully autonomous Audi truck might look, with a swappable battery pack and a deployable spoiler integrated into the cargo box to help with highway aerodynamics.

The second design takes the form of a black and red oil tanker with two drivers for some reason placed on the roof in open cockpits and helmets with respirators – looking like something lifted straight out of Star Wars.

Neither design makes a whole heck of a lot of sense, frankly. Just look at the wheels, for crying out loud. But then Audi isn’t going to be getting into the big-rig business any time soon, either, so if you’re going to drive all night into the realm of fantasy, might as well dream big. And while these visions for the most utilitarian form of transport look decidedly impractical, they do look pretty slick. So check ’em out in the photo galleries below.

Audi Truck Concept A

Audi Truck Concept B

  • no, you think it looks nice not because of the design but because its an audi. if isuzu came up with the same concept youll have a totally opposite opinion.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Definitely not like a Playstation 4 Audi R8 Edition.

  • pcurve

    If Audi designed it, it will look like Audi A4 with 14 more wheels… cause they have to use MLB platform.

    • donald seymour

      Nailed it.

  • tkindred

    The Wind Hammer

  • Bash

    now with MB had a vesion, Audi has a vesion, I wonder what BMW could envision as well.. just saying

  • Marcin Lewandowski

    Concept A: Idiotic tractor/trailer shape, aerodynamic disaster, non-practical, low-profile tires – I guess “designer” is 8 YO. BTW, “fully autonomous” truck has a steering wheel inside, but no doors. Brilliant.
    Concept B: Two pilots on top and off-road Pirelli P Zero tires saved the day.

  • Hobochicken

    Wow, Thats a big computer

  • Bash

    what does the hands do not stick label on the Concept B means?

  • Six Thousand Times

    Oh, I get it. It’s a joke, right?

  • LeftLanePrius

    These semis should perform very well on the typical commercial semi gravel parking lot.

  • Audi facelifts suck

    …and then Audi would facelift the truck by giving it just new headlights and a re-designed bumper! 🙂

  • salamOOn

    Ok, this is not a good design. Good design must be practical and effective.
    Both of this BS was made just to show off.

  • gary4205

    I’ve had nightmares that were less disturbing than these hideous things.

  • benT

    gigantic electronic cigarette lighter

  • NoSnarkHere

    More like if Apple made a big rig truck.

    Anyway, I like it. Maybe impractical, as others point out, but it’s worth coloring outside the lines once in while for inspiration.

  • roy

    that’s soooo audi that …. it is even audi-er than audi itself

  • T. Raymond

    Confounding. These renderings are merely the products of someone’s imagination – they don’t exist but for the pixels that comprise them – yet the commenters here are up in arms as if someone punched an infant. At the same time these are the same lot encouraging the merciless mutilation of today’s finest sports vehicles by Liberty Walk and company.

  • Mr E Fella

    not like a wall

  • KidRed

    It would not look anything like above, that’s for certain.

  • Aeromann


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