Audi Proposes A Full E-Tron Model Range By 2020Let's make this clear: the Audi R8 e-tron is not a hybrid. Apparently, that would be too easy for Audi. Instead, the Audi R8 e-tron is a full-electric, all-wheel-drive sports car. The Audi R8 e-tron features two electric motors, one for the front and one for the rear axles, for a combined power rating of 308-hp and 604 lb.-ft.
of torque. Thanks to the mega torque, the R8 e-tron propels from 0-to-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds and continues to accelerate all the way up to its governed 124 mph top speed. In August, an Audi R8 e-tron piloted by German racing driver Markus Winkelhock set the production-based electric vehicle lap record at 8:09.099. Audi projects the market debut for the R8 e-tron to arrive by early 2013. Audi
When the Audi R18 e-tron quattro earned its maiden 24 Hours of Le Mans victory, we knew special things were in store for the Ingolstadt automaker's future.
Later this year, Audi fielded its R8 e-tron production based electric sports car on the Nürburgring and set a new world record for the category.
Now, Audi has confirmed that the company aims to introduce "e-tron" models across its vehicle line-up by 2020. According to Audi, its future e-tron models will promise the ability to travel long distances under only electric propulsion. If this 8-year projection proves attainable, then Audi is looking to sell more than 100,000 e-tron examples by 2020, an incomprehensible number.
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At the moment, Audi has already developed a number of working prototypes to apply the new e-tron technology all over the world. Upcoming production e-tron development will feature plug-in extended-range hybrids as well.