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Futuristic Audi Truck

A purported photograph of a futuristic Audi truck is just a conceptual illustration.

Published Jun 14, 2016

Image Via Behance
A photograph shows a futuristic new Audi truck.

On 13 June 2016, an image purportedly showing a futuristic new Audi truck began circulating on social media as if it were photograph of a truck that was actually in production.

The image does not depict an actual truck, however, but rather a conceptual design for a truck created by Artem Smirnov and Vladimir Panchenko. The image was originally posted to creative project showcase site Behance along with sketches, plans, and several other illustrations of the concept:

Our goal was to develop an unmanned electric truck brand Audi. In sketching stage, we have identified two possible directions:Option A is an electric truck autonomously driving for highways; Option B is an electric truck show car. We decided to work in two directions, then to choose the best option. But the plan failed:/. We could not choose a better version, so we present to your court both.

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According to Arch2o, the two concept trucks displayed above were both designed as electric vehicles. Audi has not yet announced any plans to build either vehicle.

Dan Evon is a former writer for Snopes.

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