Hot on the heels of yesterday's release of R8 e-tron details, an Audi spokesperson has confirmed the model has been delayed indefinitely.
Speaking with Auto Express, the unnamed spokesperson said “We’ve already built 10 cars which are being evaluated internally." The employee added production plans were scrapped because they were "concerned about the limited range of pure electric cars with existing battery technology." Despite this, the spokesperson hinted “Once technology improves who knows, never say never.”
As we have previously reported, the R8 e-tron featured a 48.6 kWh lithium-ion battery and two electric motors that developed a combined output of 381 HP (280 kW) and 820 Nm (605 lb-ft) of torque. This enabled the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, hit an electronically-limited top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph) and travel 215 km (134 miles) on a single charge.