As Tesla Motors proved mightily in 2013, an expensive EV with a long range can sell quite nicely, thank you very much. Perhaps Audi was taking notes, since its all-electric R8 E-Tron's on-again/off-again odyssey appears to be on again, according to UK's Autocar, citing Audi's Urlich Hackenburg. The model is near the approval stage for production, and the key to the green-light is the fact that its single-charge range has been almost doubled to 250 miles.
If you have an idea of how to change the world through innovation, Audi wants to know. The German company launched a web-based contest this morning, asking people to contribute and share their notions for improving the world through design and technology. Winners will receive $15,000 in seed money and a four-day "tech adventure" trip.