The Audi R8 e-tron seems to be back on track as the carmaker is planning to introduce such a model sometimes next year.
The original plans regarding the impressive Audi R8 e-tron have been dropped after the company was planning to introduce it in 2012, because of the concerns with the “limited range of pure electric cars with existing battery technology”. According to a recent report, published by the guys at drive.com.au, the Audi R8 e-tron is making part of the company’s future once again, as the carmaker is now planning to put it into production, sometimes next year.
The updated Audi R8 e-tron should hit the assembly line in 2014 and it’s expected to get a battery pack which will enable it to travel for approximately 400 km (248 miles) on a single charge, which is a significant improvement, compared to the 215 km (134 miles) of the previous version. We’re not sure on its performance but the new Audi R8 e-tron is believed to get 381 HP (280 kW) and 820 Nm (605 lb-ft) of torque, out of two electric motors. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint could be made in 4.2 seconds and top speed will be electronically limited to 200 km/h (124 mph).