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Audi R8 e-tron ends production

The Audi R8 e-tron – an all-electric version of the makers R8 supercar will discontinue its production less than 2 years after its introduction, according to the Green Car Reports.

The R8 e-tron was intended to be a limited edition, with cars built upon request and its sales were restricted to Europe. During its brief production, Audi built fewer than 100 R8 e-trons and hardly went out of its way to incentive customers into placing an order. The car was not listed on Audi’s online configurator and sales literature were never published.screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-9-48-32-am

The car costs more than the gasoline version and it was never sold in many significant numbers. The production version of the all-electric R8 has a pair of electric motors mounted at the rear axle which made the e-tron the sole R8 variant with rear-wheel drive.

Audi quoted a 0-to-60mph time in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 131mph to 155mph. It also claimed a 280-mile range from the 92kwh battery.

Audi is planning a new electric car that will make more of an impact than the R8. It will be an all-electric SUV based on the Q6. It is set to start its production in 2018. BMW and Mercedes-Benz are also building their luxury electric models.

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