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

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