Audi Announces First All-Electric Car

By Admin
Audi has released details of its first all-electric vehicle, the R8 e-tron. The sleek and sexy car is set to arrive in late 2012, and is Audis first of...

Audi has released details of its first all-electric vehicle, the R8 e-tron.  The sleek and sexy car is set to arrive in late 2012, and is Audi’s first of many electric vehicles (EV) as the company plans to be a top EV manufacturer by 2020.

Currently under design in Heilbronn-Biberach, Germany, Audi has invested $90 million into developing it and other electric cars thus far. 

The R8 e-tron is a mid-range sports car that can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.8 seconds.  The car weighs roughly 3,527 pounds, and Audi reports that specialized developers were brought in to design the vehicle. 

SEE OTHER TOP STORIES IN THE WDM CONTENT NETWORK

CERAWeek 2011 in Review: Natural Gas the Solution to Oil Shortfall
Mining Helium-3 will Transform the Dark Side of the Moon

Types of Biofuels: Ethanol, Biodiesel, Biobutanol, and the Companies that Make Them

READ THIS MONTH’S ISSUE OF ENERGY DIGITAL!

Audi is investing over $7 billion on two new German production facilities over the next four years, one of which will be the manufacturing home of the R8 e-tron all-electric car.

Audi faces competition, however, in the all-electric luxury sports car market.  Tesla Motors has already been producing cars that are faster and have a longer range than the R8 e-tron.  BMW is looking to release its ActiveE to customers this coming fall.  But although Audi is a bit late in the game, the vehicle manufacturer believes that customer loyalty and the vehicles overall performance will make it a strong competitor.

Share

Featured Articles

Alfa Laval to supply world’s largest green hydrogen plant

The facility is being built in NEOM, the US$500bn futuristic city being developed in Saudi Arabia

COP27 agrees to climate compensation fund

The deal is said to be a historic first in acknowledging the vast inequities of the climate crisis

North America's natural gas can help mitigate energy crisis

In the effort towards decarbonisation, North America could be a key player in providing affordable natural gas, addressing energy security issues

COP27: Egypt and Norway to build 100MW green hydrogen plant

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy company Masdar opens office in Saudi Arabia

Renewable Energy

Ørsted closes US$140m transaction with ECP for US portfolio

Renewable Energy