Audi R8 E-tron Delayed Indefinitely... Again

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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

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  (509) posted on 01.6.2013

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!

  (542) posted on 01.6.2013

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..

  (452) posted on 01.6.2013

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

  (475) posted on 01.6.2013

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

  (509) posted on 01.6.2013

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

  (542) posted on 01.6.2013

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

  (516) posted on 01.6.2013

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

  (305) posted on 01.5.2013

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

  (302) posted on 01.5.2013

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

  (305) posted on 01.5.2013

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

  (305) posted on 01.5.2013

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

  (312) posted on 01.5.2013

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

  (302) posted on 01.5.2013

I’ve always considered Audi the best mark!

  (305) posted on 01.5.2013

Limited edition?Which means how many of this type?

  (422) posted on 01.5.2013

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

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