Audi e-Tron to Have Limited Production of 1,000 Units

Audi e-Tron orange

In brief: The sporty electric car that is dazzling auto buffs will go into production in 2012, but with a limited number of units.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: e-Tron
Manufacturer: Audi

The word

Audi e-Tron

Audi has confirmed that they plan to build the e-Tron electric supercar, which is based on the R-8 platform, and will have the car in showrooms in 2012. It will be limited to only 1,000 units, however, so it will likely sell out when it goes into pre-sale sometime in late 2010 or early 2011.

Audi did not give a reason for the limited production numbers, but given the likely price tag for the e-Tron (somewhere close to $160,000 is the educated guess of most pundits), it's not an unreasonable production goal. The Tesla Roadster has been available for purchase for over a year and has yet to sell that many vehicles.

And so ...

Very interesting and it's good that Audi has finally confirmed that they will be building this EV.

Photo credits: ABG

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