The Ingolstadt Group announced a resignation from further production of the supercar. It is an electric model R8 e-tron, costing 1.1 million dollars. Auto disappeared from the offer because it caused too little interest of customers.
Tesla Motors has proven that electric cars can sell quite well. Unfortunately, this does not apply to all models produced and some electric vehicles, despite the incredible performance, do not arouse great interest of customers. We will include the Audi R8 e-tron.
The $ 1.1 million sports car debuted at the Geneva Motor Show last year. And though it aroused the interest of the media, there was no way to do it. The manufacturer collected less than 100 orders and found that the sales were too small to pay for production.
However, it is impossible to say that it was not interesting car. Equipped with two electric motors that drive only the rear axle and a 92 kWh battery, it has a power of 456 hp. Audi claimed that its acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h is about 4 seconds. Interestingly, it was the only R8 offered by a German manufacturer with only one axle drive. All other models have four-wheel drive.
Of course, this does not mean that the Ingolstadt company is completely abandoning its electric vehicles. The company will continue to sell the A3 e-tron hybrid version of the plug-in. He also works on next models powered by electricity, which he will present in the coming years.