Browsing the "Audi R8 e-tron" Tag

Audi Sport Quattro Concept Could Be A Plug-In Hybrid

August 14th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

While Audi may have lagged behind some other luxury automakers when it comes to adapting alternative fuels and drivetrains, they seem just about ready to roll out with a vengeance. Rumor has it that a new Audi Sport Quattro concept will debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show next month, and it could boast a 400 horsepower twin-turbo V8 with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain

Electric Audi R8 e-tron Cancelled, Millionaires Weep

May 31st, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

Audi Diesel-Electric Hypercar Confirmed

January 22nd, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

We are on the cusp of a new era of automotive performance, with major automakers embracing a new mindset when it comes to hybrid vehicles. Rumors have been swirling that Audi wants to embrace hybrids with a new diesel-electric hypercar slotted above the Audi R8, and it seems to be all but confirmed for production...eventually

Audi A2 Hybrid And EV Cancelled

January 8th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

For unstated reasons, production of the plug-in hybrid and all-electric Audi A2 vehicles has been canceled. This is just another reflection of an uncertain market for electric vehicles, both in the U.S. and abroad

Audi R8 e-Tron Back On Track

January 4th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

Was The Audi R8 e-tron Killed Because Its Too Slow?

October 31st, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

Audi R8 e-tron On Hold, Possibly Cancelled

October 25th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

Audi F12 e Sport Is Less Super, More Car

October 23rd, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

German automaker Audi is definitely making a go at electric vehicles, and so far they’ve had some least on the track. The Audi F12 e Sport is the company’s latest electric effort, and while it keeps the supercar looks, the engineers went for a decidedly more practical application of the electric drivetrain that can be used in everything from crossovers to city-cars.

Video: On Board The Record Audi R8 e-tron Nurburgring Run

August 14th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

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