Audi To Build R4 Electric Roadster

Audi R4 Electric Roadster

Audi R4 Electric Roadster

This new Audi R4 is due out in 2012.  With so many electric models out and new models being announced, it seems, weekly, Audi is getting in to the mix now.

The Audi R4 Electric Roadster will be a direct competitor to the Tesla Roadster which starts at $109,000, however there is no word on pricing for the R4.

“As in the e-Tron, the electric R4¬†Tesla fighter will be powered by a lithium-ion battery pack with four electric motors, one for each wheel. In lieu of a traditional power plant, the 1,036-pound lithium-ion battery will be placed in the middle of the car. The entire e-Tron concept weighs just 3,527 pounds and delivers a range of about 150 miles on a full charge, specifications that could change slightly as the production model moves into the prototype stage.” – InsideLine.com

Audi R4 Electric Roadster

Audi R4 Electric Roadster

The video below is said to be the cheaper Volkswagen version, called the BlueSport Concept.

Resources: http://www.insideline.com/audi/audi-to-build-r4-electric-roadster.html

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