Audi Pulls The Plug On The R8 e-tron, The Company’s Only All Electric Sports Car

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German carmaker Audi has stopped production of the R8 e-tron, the company's all-electric sports car, reports Car and Driver. The car was first introduced in production form at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

The Audi R8 e-tron is powered by two electric motors on its rear axle, that produce a combined output of 456bhp and 920Nm of peak torque.

When the R8 e-tron was showcased at CES, a 92 kWh lithium-ion battery powered the motors, helping the car reach a top speed of over 200km/h, while it could spring from 0 to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds.

The Audi had an on-board DC/AC Combined Charging System that helped the car to be charged in under two hours, while the electric sports car had a claimed range of 450km on a single charge.

Also, numerous sensors in the car relayed information to Audi's zFAS control unit, that provided the all-electric R8 with its autonomous driving capability.

Although the development of the R8 e-tron reached a very advanced stage, the car never appeared in Audi's online configurator, or were there any sales record, according to Car and Driver.

Those who were interested in the R8 e-tron were advised to go to dealers at Audi's headquarters, where they were given information about the car's hefty price tag. Overall, less than 100 R8 e-trons were built to date.

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Story first published: Thursday, October 13, 2016, 9:43 [IST]
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