The Audi R8 E-Tron will not go on sale - 10 made for research and development
You sure this time Audi? Positive? The off again on again off again on again Audi E-Tron is now officially dead. Despite making a cameo in the recent Iron Man 3 movie
the car simply will end as a PR boost for Audi. The project was put on indefinite hold last year
as Audi evaluated if it was worth bringing the car to market. Audi also made big boasts regarding having the quickest "production" electric car to lap the Nurburgring
a claim they can no longer make.
Audi was expecting battery technology to advance further and be cheaper in order for this car to make financial sense. Interesting that Tesla can pull off an electric car with good performance but a company with the deep pockets of VW is not able to. The R8 E-Tron only had a range of 133 miles and a top speed of 124.27 miles per hour. Only 10 were made for research and development and so it shall remain.