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The Audi R8 e-tron is a High-Performance Electric Beast

 - Mar 29, 2015
References: audi-mediaservices & gizmag
The new Audi R8 e-tron, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, is an electric sports car that gives the Tesla a good run for its money. This vehicle features a 455-horsepower (340 KiloWatt) engine that enables it to claim a range of 450 km. This is well over double the range envisioned when Audi embarked upon its R8 e-tron project.

This vehicle is equipped with a pair of rear-mounted motors that combine to provide 456 horsepower and 679 pounds-feet of torque, enabling this vehicle to zoom from a still position to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds, which is pretty impressive.

As electric cars become increasingly important as sustainable transportation solutions, it's heartening to see automotive stalwarts like Audi exploring this space and coming up with quality electric vehicles.