May 15, 2011
Audi continues to keep up to date the audience with the progress made by its team of engineers designated to work on developing the future R8 e-tron, the electric version of the new supercar from Ingolstadt. Currently, at the base from Heilbronn-Biberach working is done at the methods of assembly and qualification of technical personnel specialized in this type of vehicle operation.
It is said by the officials that Audi R8 e-tron will pave the way for other premium electric models and will become a vehicle of reference for the zero emission vehicles segment by 2020. To achieve the target, Audi will continue its extensive research on lightweight materials, electric new supercar capable of maintaining the weight of e-tron below 1,600 kilograms.
Moreover, possible synergies between the assembly line for the electric and petrol models will be studied. Achieving common points would optimize the production cycle and would help at the use of some common components, implicit reducing costs.
The future Audi R8 e-tron will be an exact copy of the concept presented in 2009, able to carry two passengers and to offer impressive resources, thanks to the four electric motors located on each wheel. Audi e-tron promises to deliver 313 horsepower and 4500 Nm, but didn’t release information about autonomy, a very important feature for an electric sports car.
Audi R8 e-tron production – a behind-the-scenes look:
Audi R8 e-tron: