Audi will launch electric R8 e-tron in series

March 18, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Some time ago, the company decided to close the project Audi electric version R8. Among the reasons for developers called modest mileage per charge and the high cost of batteries. Apparently, now, these problems were solved, and again got a chance to model for mass production.

Audi R8 e-tron front photo

Audi R8 e-tron front photo


However, the assembly line e-tron will come in limited quantities. As noted in the Department of Research “Audi”, mid-engine coupe each instance prior to sending in production must obtain the owner. The company did not report when the receipt of orders will be. Also, the electric R8 appears only after the release of the next generation of sports car. As a basis engineers provided “truck” used by Lamborghini Hurtacan, respectively, and R8 e-tron will put on the same platform. In this version of the R8 with electric motors and petrol unit will be different layout space.

Audi R8 e-tron back Pic

Audi R8 e-tron back Pic

In recent years, namely the issue of introduction of compact batteries held designers Audi. No less urgent problem and was a short run on a single charge. At the end of 2013, it was reported that Audi has managed to increase this figure almost doubled – up to 400 km, but exactly how it was possible to realize – not specified so far. In addition, the company plans to actively use the electric R8 as a test prototype for testing the latest technologies Audi.

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