• Audi confirms the future release of the electric e-Tron R8

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    Audi successfully managed to drop jaws around the world when it first unleashed its V8 supercar, the R8. The German luxury car manufacturer has now confirmed its intent to build an energy-efficient version of its brainchild and plans to push the e-Tron R8 to production lines. Audi’s new head, Ulrich Hackenberg stated at the Detroit Motor Show, “I think electric drive has a big future. With battery tech now it is vital to have plug-in hybrids, but as batteries improve we will move more towards all-electric.”

    The current Audi e-Tron R8 concept sports a 49 KWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor that produces a total output of 230 kW (308 hp) and 820 Nm of torque. The car touches the 62mph mark in 4.2 seconds, a flattering number for an electric car. Pricing details and a release date for the Audi e-Tron R8 haven’t been confirmed and we hope to hear more from the German automaker.









    [Via – German-Car-Scene]

    Posted in Topics:Transport, Tags: , on January 20, 2014