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Audi R8 E-Tron

Just yesterday it was reported that, despite previous rumors, the Audi R8 e-tron would be put into production, but in small quantities. However, that was yesterday and this is today, and in that short period of time, things have changed. According to AutoExpress, who is quoting an Audi spokesman, the electric version of the R8 has again been delayed indefinitely.

The same spokesman is reporting that Audi has built 10 different units, which are now being evaluated internally. The company, however, is "concerned about the limited range of pure electric cars with existing battery technology," and it does not think "customers are ready to accept it."

Audi now has a new head of technical development who is keeping a close eye on these kind of projects and once the technology improves things may change.

On the other hand, and despite these statements, Audi released full technical specs for the R8 e-tron. It will be powered by a pair of electric motors with a combined output of 376 horsepower. This output will be enough to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and up to a top speed of 124 mph. On a full charge the car delivers a range of 134 miles.

Source: AutoExpress

15 comments:

I think that it depends from which points of view you’re judging the mark of cars.I like Audi, it’s a great one!

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Dave, I might say you’re not that right.Audi has it’s good features and details, but it’e definetly not the best mark..

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I agree with you, Midocar.What was considered new , speaking about technology, like 4 years ago, Now it’s overrated

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Guess that these new technologies might soon consume us.It’s mind blowing

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I’m wondering, if they say it is going to be a limited edition, how many would they produce??

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Strong and beautiful car!I like it really much, and I would like to test it smiley

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Imagining I’m driving this car, makes me feel like taking part in a video game.So coool!

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From 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 sec? that’s something..

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I want to see more pictures of this car.Can some1 give me a link?

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It mught very well be, but there will appear economical problems, considering the future lack of use of oils

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I like the idea of battery energy cars.Think it’s a step ahead..

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I would like to know some more technical details about this car...

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I’ve always considered Audi the best mark!

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Limited edition?Which means how many of this type?

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I’d go more on the black version.Thumbs up, beautiful piece of car!

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