Audi E-tron production confirmed

Claire Edwards

Audi has confirmed the production of its E-tron all-electric sports car, based on its E-tron concept car which was unveiled earlier this year at the Frankfurt Motorshow.

Due for launch in 2012 the E-tron will be limited to just 1000 units.

It will feature the same lithium ion battery pack and four electric motors producing around 310bhp and a lightweight body and aluminium space frame chassis – almost identical to the concept car.

The E-tron will cost more than the R8 supercar though, with a price tag expected to be around £120,000.