7 year in the making, the Audi R8 e-tron is no more. Audi won’t discuss how many cars it built, but less than 100 seems to be the answer.
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In our 4th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into which electric car models respondents were most likely to buy and most excited, as well as some implications regarding certain car companies. Without surprise, current EV ownership matched historical EV sales fairly well — 33.9% […]
The new Audi R8 E-Tron battery has almost double the power density, double the kilowatt-hours and double the range of the original. And that’s in 4 years.
The on-again off-again saga of the all-electric Audi R8 e-tron is enough to make even the rockiest high school relationship look normal and healthy, but the automaker has finally committed to building an electric version of supercar. Yet we haven’t seen a whole lot of the made-to-order R8 e-tron, with this recent spy video from […]
With the Tesla Model X set to begin deliveries later this year, conventional automakers are working hard to produce viable competitors to the hotly-anticipated electric crossover. The Audi Q6 e-Tron is likely to be the first Model X competitor to market, with a concept confirmed for a 2016 debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show, reports […]
The 2016 Audi R8 debuted as the vanguard of the second generation of the highly successful German supercar. Though the new R8 design is anchored by a 5.2 liter V10 making 610 horsepower, the R8 e-tron can be special ordered with an all-electric drivetrain that’s almost as fast as the Tesla P85D. There’s so much […]
Audi has announced plans to debut a 300-mile electric car in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit to rival Tesla.
The next-gen Audi R8 could end up using the Lamborghini Asterion’s drivetrain for a plug-in hybrid performance model due out next year.
The latest buzzword in the automotive industry is “electric”. You can thank Toyota’s Prius, Elon Musk, and movies like Who Killed / Revenge of the Electric Car for that. As more and more companies move towards electrification, they’re pushing battery technology forward – and it’s changing rapidly, with performance going up as prices come down. […]
Audi is expanding its e-tron badge to all its models, one per year, until every vehicle in the Audi lineup can be had as a plug-in hybrid or EV.
Though it almost didn’t make it to market, the Audi R8 e-tron got a second chance at production, and an Audi executive confirmed as much..
Tesla may see its thunder stolen by the Audi Q8 e-tron, a planned hybrid-electric SUV with a sporty flair and a real-world driving range of some 370 miles.
The saga of the Audi R8 e-tron stretches all the way back to the 2009 and now all the Audi R8 e-tron needs is a signature to make it to production.
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 […]
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.
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.