Audi R8 E-Tron Will Be Produced: Report

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

The last time we talked about the Audi R8 E-Tron, the company said that there were no plans for production, but a new report suggests otherwise.

AutoCar is reporting that the R8 E-Tron, an all electric version of Audi’s high-performance R8, will be produced in a limited run starting in the latter half of 2014. So why the change of heart? Apparently it has to do with an advance in the company’s lithium-ion technology that has boosted the car’s range from 134 miles up to around 250 miles.

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Original specifications for the R8 E-Tron claimed that the car was capable of running from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, thanks to 376 hp and 605 lb-ft of torque from two electric motors. That car also had a curb weight of around 3900 pounds, though all of those numbers may change as a result of the battery revisions.

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[Source: Autocar]

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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