Audi Electric, Hydrogen-Powered Cars Not Coming Any Time Soon
Speaking to Car & Driver, Audi R&D chief Wolfgang Durheimer said Ingolstadt won’t be pushing electric car development too far as long as it doesn’t make “economic sense” to put such vehicle into production. “Energy density and cost will have to take a huge leap for the battery-electric vehicle to become interesting,” he added.
Built in only ten examples, the all-electric Audi R8 e-tron will be used exclusively for internal testing and development. The electric supercar is powered by two motors and a lithium-ion battery that offer a range of about 133 miles (214 km). Top speed is rated at 124 mph (200 km/h), while 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) can be achieved in 4.2 seconds.
Also, the recently rumored hydrogen-powered Audi A7 won’t arrive in dealerships any time soon, with Durheimer claiming it has no chance to be put into production within the next 10 years. However, the fuel cell A7 will be built starting this summer, but only in “one, perhaps two units”.
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