Despite building ten test cars and claiming a premature Nurburgring lap record, it was decided in May that the Audi R8 E-tron electric supercar would not be built. According to a new report though, improvements to the lithium-ion battery pack have nearly doubled the supercars driving range, and the project is now back on. For […]
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The back-and-forth saga of the all-electric Audi R8 e-tron has come to a sad conclusion. Despite building ten test cars, Audi will not sell the R8 e-tron to the public, surely causing some hedge fund managers and industrialists to break down in tears. Apparently the car just didn’t live up to Audi’s high expectations. Sad trombone.
The EV world was saddened to learn late last year that Audi was considering killing off the R8 e-Tron electric supercar. But after a thorough review, the project is reportedly back on track…albeit with some key changes to the styling and drivetrain.
Last week the electric vehicle world was rocked by the news that the Audi R8 e-tron electric supercar had been put on hold…or possibly even cancelled. While rumors suggested the cost of the batteries might be the culprit, but now speculation suggests that it might be the R8 e-tron’s speed, or lackthereof, that has caused Audi to reconsider production plans.
Automotive enthusiasts long ago learned to live with disappointment, whether it be a concept car that remains a concept, or the death of an iconic brand. For every high, there must be an equivalent low. A new report suggests that despite being close to a production-ready vehicle, Audi has halted work on its all-electric R8 e-tron supercar…and could possibly even kill the project.
About a month ago, Audi took its R8 e-tron all-electric supercar to the famed German race track the Nurburgring. There they set a new world record for electric cars, although the record comes with an asterisk. Audi has just released a video from that record run, and it is much different from almost every Nurburgring track video out there.