Reports are suggesting that Audi may cut the throat on the Audi R8 e-tron concept even though we were hearing plans about it being produced later this year.
Audi is saying that the price and weight of the battery is just too high. It will be an expensive car to build, and it will also be one heavy sucker. With the added weight, Audi is saying the performance will be affected in such a way that it would make this car impossible to sell.
They are also trying to veer more towards hybrid cars instead of pure electric vehicles. If this were the case, then that would definitely put the nail in the coffin.
This news upsets me because I was actually excited to see another supercar powered by pure electricity. While I do love gas engines, the torque in an electric car is one of the most unique sensations out there.
Will this car get the nix? Only time will tell .