Audi has recently announced that the plans for producing the R8 e-tron have been put on hold. the which was scheduled to be released last year was postponed before the last announcement, set to rival the SLS electric drive of Mercedes Benz, no body actually knows the reason for such decision, Audi tells the reporters that concerns about limited range of electric cars had prohibited the company’s intensions.
“We’ve already built 10 cars which are being evaluated internally,” an Audi spokesman told AE. “We’re concerned about the limited range of pure electric cars with existing battery technology, we don’t think the customers are ready to accept it.
“We now have a new head of technical development, Mr Durheimer, who is keeping a close eye on these sorts of projects, so we have to make sure it truly represents an Audi,” he continued. “Once technology improves who knows, never say never.”
Despite not being confirmed for production, full technical specs for the R8 e-tron were released recently in Audi’s technology magazine, Encounter. Power comes from a pair of electric motors producing a combined 376bhp (381 HP) (280 kW), 820 Nm (605 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the 1,780kg e-tron to cover 0-62mph in 4.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 124mph (200 km/h), while a full charge from a UK household socket takes around 12-hours and allows a range of 134 miles (215 km)