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Audi wants an electric supercar, and the company would like to have it sooner rather than later. The information comes from Peter Mertens, new to Audi and its head of technical development. Mertens told Car and Driver that “it is part of our plans.” He added that he wants to have that supercar in a […]

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First Porsche launched a plug-in sports hybrid, then BMW, and now Audi confirmed next year its second-generation R8 will come in plug-in hybrid as well as previously reported all-electric form. “We are able to make the R8 a plug-in hybrid,” said Audi board member for R&D Ulrich Hackenberg to CAR in Paris. “The Lamborghini Asterion […]

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No word yet on price, but Audi now says it will update its all-electric R8 e-tron and fit it with Tesla-like performance. Formerly shelved while still a prototype due to a short-ish 134 mile range, the R8 e-tron is said now to have better li-ion batteries pushing range to 248.5 miles. The car will reportedly […]

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