The German based automaker Audi has finally announced its plans with the R8 e-tron, which won’t make its way onto the production line after all.
Audi says that the R8 e-tron has some problems with its battery technology so out of the ten units built, none of them will be sold. The carmaker wants to use them for further testing and developing, but the final decision has already been taken and the company will not put the “green” supercar into production. The Audi R8 e-tron has some problems with its battery technology, which hasn’t been developed as quickly as the carmaker wanted and the battery manufacturing costs have not decreased.
As a quick reminder, the Audi R8 e-tron is coming with a 48.6 kWh lithium-ion battery, which is sending power to two electric motors, producing a total output of 381 HP (280 kW) and 820 Nm of torque (605 lb-ft). This is enough to allow the 1,780 kg supercar to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds before reaching al electronically limited top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph). The Audi R8 e-tron can travel up to 215 km (134 miles) on a single charge and it takes 12 hours to fully recharge the battery, using a 230V outlet, once this will be depleted.