The Spark is Gone: What’s Going On with Electric Cars

The Spark is Gone: What’s Going On with Electric Cars

Image: Audi R8 e-tron

Last October, Audi announced that it was canning its R8 e-tron electric supercar, in development for three years, before a single vehicle came to market. While the R8 e-tron certainly wasn’t going to sell in huge volumes, its cancellation is just the latest setback in the electric car’s slow—some might say false—start. From all the hoopla, it looked like 2012 would be the year the electrification of the automobile shifted into top gear.

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