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Ford’s first mass-produced carbon fiber wheels

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Carbon Revolution first began delivering composite wheels in 2004 for Formula SAE campaigns. Fuel Efficiency Materials Weight reduction

Audi testing carbon-fiber exoskeleton “chairless chair” for assembly workers at Neckarsulm

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Audi is testing a new technology that eases many assembly activities at its plant in Neckarsulm: the “chairless chair.” fiber?reinforced

Audi unveils h-tron quattro fuel cell SUV concept at Detroit; MLB evo platform

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The Audi h-tron quattro concept combines an Audi fifth-generation fuel cell stack delivering up to 110 kW with a power-optimized 1.8

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BMW i3 Electric Car Teardown: Profitable At 20,000 Units, Says Engineer (Video)

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DON''T MISS: Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche Electric Cars Underneath its radical styling, the BMW i3 electric car has some unusual features.

A closer look at Audi’s new R8 e-tron EV and battery

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ft) long Audi R8 e-tron is recognizable by its unique lighting solutions on the air inlets, front apron and sideblades. Earlier post.) lb-ft).

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Audi introduces connected mobility concept in Beijing; electric longboard integrated with intelligent nav system

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The board’s premium design includes superior materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum. China Connected vehicles Urban mobility

World record for the Audi R8 e-tron at the Nürburgring

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The Audi R8 e-tron ( earlier post ) has set a world record for a production vehicle with an electric drive system on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

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Audi highlights its range of electrification efforts; Q7 diesel PHEV, A7 fuel cell PHEV, BEV, 48V and more; 750 Wh/l by 2025

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On the full vehicle side, Audi put forward the Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 Audi e-tron quattro concept SUV.

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Audi takes plug-in diesel hybrid e-tron Spyder concept, Q5 hybrid to Le Mans

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Former Le Mans Winner Frank Biela driving the Audi e-tron Spyder. Click to enlarge. The production SUV will go on sale before the end of 2011.

Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid with flywheel energy system wins Le Mans; first hybrid win there

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The win was Audi’s 11 th Le Mans victory. —Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. Click to enlarge.

Audi presenting plug-in hybrid Sport quattro concept show car at Frankfurt; 700 hp and 94 mpg

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The Audi Sport quattro concept. At the upcoming 2013 IAA in Frankfurt am Main, Audi will present the Audi Sport quattro concept show car—a coupé plug-in hybrid with a system output of 515 kW (700 hp). The Audi Sport quattro concept can cover up to 50 kilometers (31 miles) on electric power alone. Click to enlarge.

Audi to offer new R8 e-tron EV on request; almost 2x pack capacity, 280-mile range with new Li-ion technology (update 1)

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This latest evolution of the vehicle takes up the multimaterial Audi Space Frame from the new series-production model. Audi R8 V10.

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Audi introduces new A4 Avant g-tron; Audi e-gas offered as standard

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Additionally, Audi is now offering e-gas to power the A3 Sportback g-tron as standard; customers will pay only the regular natural gas price.

Audi introduces sport e-bike concept at Wörthersee

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Audi e-bike Wörthersee. The frame and the swinging arm that holds the back wheel are made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP).

Audi presents A6 L e-tron PHEV concept at Auto China in Beijing

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Audi is presenting the Audi A6 L e-tron concept at Auto China 2012 in Beijing. The Audi A6 L e-tron concept delivers sporty performance.

Audi R18 e-tron quattro: diesel hybrid Le Mans racer with electric flywheel energy storage

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Audi Motorsport unveiled the R18 e-tron quattro: the first LMP1 car to combine a highly-efficient TDI diesel engine with a hybrid system.

Audi A2 Electrifies Frankfurt Auto Show

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Audi A2 Concept: A Crossover for the Urban Driver. Audi is using the A2 Concept to demonstrate other technology innovations.

Audi crosslane coupé dual-mode plug-in hybrid concept makes its debut at the Paris Motor Show; 214 mpg US

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Audi crosslane coupé plug-in hybrid concept car. The Audi crosslane coupé accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.6 seconds.

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Volkswagen Group shows 3 hydrogen fuel cell concepts at LA Show: Audi A7 Sportback h-tron; Golf Sportwagen HyMotion; Passat HyMotion

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Audi A7 Sportback h-tron. Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro plug-in fuel cell hybrid. Click to enlarge. —Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg.

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Gen 2 Audi A5 Sportback available as bivalent g-tron; Audi e-gas, natural gas or gasoline

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Audi S5 Sportback g-tron. The third glass fiber layer helps to visualize any external effects. Audi e-gas. Click to enlarge.

Voith receives order for high-volume production of CFRP components for future Audi model

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Audi AG has placed an order with Voith for the high-volume production of a CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) component for a future Audi model. Voith and Audi will jointly prepare the manufacturing ramp-up for the CFRP component. A development partnership was established with Audi also in 2011. Brief

Audi introducing Audi prologue Avant diesel plug-in hybrid show car at Geneva; 147 mpg, wireless charging

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Audi presented the Audi prologue concept car, featuring a mild hybrid powertrain with a 48V electrical subsystem.

Audi showcasing R8 e-tron piloted driving EV at CES Asia; piloted driving Audi A7 Sportback

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Audi is also featuring a piloted driving version of its A7 Sportback. Piloted driving in China: the Audi strategy. Earlier post.)

Wirtschafts Woche: VW to make 250 XL1s, priced at $145,000 each

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The XL1 is aggressively optimized for efficiency in all areas of its design and technology—from materials (carbon fiber reinforced polymer monocoque); to powertrain (0.8L The lightweight XL1 (795 kg, 1,753 lbs) delivers NEDC fuel consumption of 261 mpg (0.9 hp (6.2 In all-electric mode, the XL1 requires less than 0.1 Brief

New Audi electric urban concept

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Audi has unveiled a new electric urban concept—a 1+1-seat, ultra-light car for congested urban spaces. The cockpit consists of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer, which integrates the undercarriage of both seats. Two e-tron electric motors provide the propulsion and a lithium-ion battery supplies the energy. Click to enlarge.

Electric Audi R8 e-Tron To Pioneer Digital Rear-View Mirror

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Think of motorsport-inspired technology and your thoughts may turn to disc brakes, active suspension and carbon fiber chassis. It's not always that glamorous though, as demonstrated by a piece of technology emerging from Audi in the near future.

Audi’s 544 hp V10 diesel quattro concept averages 30 mpg; integral steering

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Audi unveiled the V10 TDI diesel nanuk quattro concept show car prior to the the IAA in Frankfurt. Audi nanuk quattro show car. Brief

Audi to unveil Audi Sport quattro laserlight concept plug-in hybrid at CES; 700 hp and 94 mpg

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Audi Sport quattro laserlight concept. Audi will present the Audi Sport quattro laserlight plug-in hybrid concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from 6 to 10 January in Las Vegas. An Audi wallbox that is used for charging provides for optimal energy transfer. Click to enlarge. l/100 km (94.09 mph) in 3.7 Design.

Audi Introduces the e-tron Electric Sports Car Concept

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The Audi e-tron concept. At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi unveiled the e-tron. Click to enlarge. seconds. The e-tron is 1.90 in) tall.

Audi Showcases Lightweight Construction in High-Performance R8 GT

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The Audi R8 GT. Audi has presented a limited-production version of it R8 high-performance sports car, the R8 GT. Click to enlarge. and 1.5

Audi introducing electric 1+1 urban concept at Frankfurt with support for wireless charging; more detail on electric A2 concept

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Audi urban concept with support for wireless charging. The Audi urban concept uses pushrod technology borrowed from motorsports. seconds.

Audi Introduces Second e-tron Electric Sportscar Concept at Detroit Show

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Audi e-tron Detroit Showcar. The Detroit showcar Audi e-tron is a 3.93 Audi e-tron Concepts. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.).

Audi Ag and Voith GmbH form development partnership for fiber-reinforced materials for automotive production

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Audi Ag and Voith GmbH signed a letter of intent regarding a development partnership to promote industrialization of fiber-reinforced materials, particularly through developing a highly automated process chain for high-volume automotive production. —Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI Ag. At 509.2

Driving the VW e-Golf; strategy, assembly in Wolfsburg, Braunschweig battery plant

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The e-Golf. Click to enlarge. The e-Golf is based on current 7 th generation Golf, itself based on the strategic MQB toolkit. Strategy. —Dr.

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Cytec strengthens automotive composite development with new equity position in C-CON Holdings

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The companies have also signed a joint development agreement to develop novel Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) processing techniques for high volume production for the serial automotive market, building on pioneering work done by C-CON, and leveraging Cytec’s materials development capabilities. Cytec Industries Inc. Brief

Bus maker Alexander Dennis to fit GKN Gyrodrive flywheel hybrid systems to 250 buses; partners on international development

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Instead of a battery, the Gyrodrive system uses a magnetically loaded high-speed carbon-fiber flywheel to store the energy generated by a bus as it slows down to stop. The same technology helped Audi’s R18 e-tron win the Le Mans 24 Hours Endurance race in June, Audi’s third consecutive win with GKN’s technology.

NVIDIA unveils Tegra K1 192-core mobile processor; ADAS applications on the way to autonomous driving

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Using NVIDIA’s Material Definition Language—which simulates how light reflects and refracts off of actual materials—digital instrument clusters and infotainment systems can be customized with a wide range of virtual materials, from copper, titanium and brushed aluminum, to stitched leather and carbon fiber.

Quick drive of the Passat HyMotion hydrogen fuel cell hybrid

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Two of the total of four carbon fiber composite hydrogen tanks are housed under the rear seat and the other two in the luggage compartment floor.

First Look: Havel E Hybrid SUV

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Is this China’s First SUV for the Global Market? Great Wall has an impressive track record. It has been the SUV market leader in China since 2003.

First Look: Havel E Hybrid SUV

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Is this China’s First SUV for the Global Market? Great Wall has an impressive track record. It has been the SUV market leader in China since 2003.