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14With increased range, Audi R8 E-Tron revving up for production. Maybe

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.

2Audi R8 E-Tron Spotted Testing In Spain Amid Rumors Of Cancellation [VIDEO]

Many news outlets have speculated that Audi's R8 E-Tron is dead. Audi themselves seemed to confirm the program's cancelation, but recent spy photos would suggest otherwise. The all-electric R8 was spotted testing in Spain earlier this week.

AddWatch (And Listen) As The Audi R8 E-Tron Takes On The 'Ring [VIDEO]

We might be hearing more of this sound in the future. Nürburgring laps with aural excitement defined only by the wind and tire noise; grippingly peculiar when compared with otherwise typical roaring runs.

1In Detail: Exotic Driving Experience

TRANSLOGIC Creator and Executive Producer Adam Morath, Director Luke Wahl, Host Bradley Hasemeyer and Director of Photography Tomi Skarica were all on hand for episode 100.

AddAudi Launches Tech Contest with $15,000 Prize

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.

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