28 Sep '11, 1pm

Audi shows off near-production R8 e-tron prototype - Via - Autoblog #Audi #TheFutureIScool

The Audi R8 e-tron is indeed cool (as well as the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell), but in the light of recent progress of EV tech, which shows what EVs really capable of (especially the Rimac Concept One), it is somewhat hard to justify the specs (acceleration, max speed, range etc.). As a rule of thumb, it should at least beat itself (I mean the ICE version). It has about the same weight as its ICE variants (+ even lighter than the R8 V10) and has ~10 times! more torque, but the specs are still nowhere near to any ICE version. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audi_R8_(road_car)#Specifications To really help the general acceptance and awareness of EVs, it should carry out the above detailed - not at all impossible - accomplishment and probably most R8 buyers would then choose the e-tron over any other version, creating a lot of hype about EVs.

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2011/09/14/audi-shows-off-near-...

Tweets

Another iPhone prototype lost -in China - Yahoo...

sg.news.yahoo.com 29 Sep '11, 12am

Aside from a bar in San Francisco last July, another prototype of Apple Inc.'s upcoming iPhone 5 may have also been lost i...

Audi A6 3.0L TFSI quattro launched in Malaysia ...

paultan.org 27 Sep '11, 5am

This sexy beast’s 3.0 litre TFSI V6 engine puts out 300 hp between 5,250-6,500 rpm and 440 Nm of torque from 2,900 rpm to ...