The German based automaker Audi has decided to axe the production version of the Audi R8 e-tron.
According to the car manufacturer, the Audi R8 e-tron won’t get a production version and the model won’t end up in the company’s showrooms. The decision was taken after the company has produced 10 cars which were evaluated internally and the carmaker was concerned with the limited range of electric cars with the current battery technology. The Audi R8 e-tron might eventually make its way into your local dealership “once technology improves, who knows, never say never”, said a spokesman within Audi.
As a quick reminder, the Audi R8 e-tron was coming with two electric motors, which were generating a total output of 381 HP (280 kW) and a peak torque of 820 Nm (605 lb-ft), along with a 48.6 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. This was enough to allow the “green supercar” to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.2 seconds, before reaching its 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.
Source: Auto Express