Audi to retire the R8 e-tron electric supercar

by SpeedLux
Audi R8 e-tron images

It seems like Audi has formally decided to pull the metaphorical plug off the all-electric R8 e-tron electrical supercar after simply a year on the marketplace, probably due to niche sales and the intro of a brand-new generation R8.

The Geneva Motor Show in 2015 was the venue for the unveil of the production version R8 e-tron electric supercar, utilizing the successful platform of the basic R8 but with a pure-electric powertrain that would give a 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint of just 3.2 seconds. The sales was not on par with the street cred’ however, as per a report that calls the demise of the design after about a year on the market. The design has only been used to purchasers living on the Old Continent and has a premium cost tag of EUR1 million ($1.10 million).

Audi says that less than 100 examples were delivered– with generally no marketing and that clients had no other choice than to go straight to the Audi headquarters in Germany if they desired one. The R8’s electric qualifications consisted of 339 pound-feet (460 Newton-meters) of torque and a total variety of 280 miles (450 kilometers) on a single charge– with optimal speed limited to simply 130 mph (210 km/h).

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