Electric cars from Audi, Porsche: Explaining platform magic

Green Car Reports

Los Angeles Auto Show Audi e-tronIt would be unthinkable for any automaker but Porsche to introduce a new car with a flat-6 engine hung out behind the rear axle. At this week’s 2018 LA Auto Show, the 2020 Porsche 911 duly made its debut in the hallowed configuration that has persisted since 1964. But with underpinnings specific only to one model, the new 911 is a major.

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Report: Audi e-tron GT electric sport coupe will fast-charge in 12 minutes

Green Car Reports

Audi revealed last month that its e-tron GT, which is described as a “highly dynamic coupe,” will make its debut at the Los Angeles auto show in November. Audi e-tron charging Fast ChargingAlthough that model isn’t likely to be produced until 2020, at the earliest, it’s shaping up to be one of several game-changing vehicles in terms of charging.

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Audi México produces completely without wastewater

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Audi is now the first premium manufacturer to produce automobiles completely free of wastewater. In this way, Audi México ensures the sustainable use of the water as a resource and minimizes the environmental impact of its car production.

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Sustainable aluminum for battery housing of Audi e-tron

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Audi is the first automobile manufacturer worldwide to receive a certificate from the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative ( ASI ). Audi is the first automobile manufacturer worldwide to receive a certificate from the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI).

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Audi using machine learning to optimize quality inspections in the press shop

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Audi plans to apply machine learning (ML) in series production. The software Audi has developed recognizes and marks the finest cracks in sheet metal parts— automatically, reliably and in a matter of seconds. —Frank Loydl, Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Audi.

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Audi to invest ~€14B in electromobility, digitalization and autonomous driving over next 5 years

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Audi plans to spend approximately €14 billion (US$15.9 With models such as the recently presented Audi e-tron GT concept [ earlier post ], we want to electrify people again for Audi and at the same time be an agile and very efficient company.”

2018 119

Audi prices e-tron starting at €80,000; new Audi Sport e-tron GT promised for 2020

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Audi’s first fully electric series-produced model, the Audi e-tron, will be available in Germany starting at €80,000 (US$98,800), said Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management, at Audi’s annual press conference in Ingolstadt.

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Audi unmasks Q8 concept in Detroit

Green Cars News

Audi has taken the covers off its eagerly awaited Q8 SUV Coupe concept at the Detroit Motor Show. Audi Q8The show car gives us an idea of what we can expect.


Audi unveils e-tron FE05 for new Formula E season

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Audi unveiled the newly developed Audi e-tron FE05 for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The motor generator unit, dubbed the Audi Schaeffler MGU03, was jointly developed by Audi and its technology partner Schaeffler.

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First drive review: Audi A3

Green Cars News

Audi A3 ReviewsThere might be other cars that offer more thrills, but little matches the relaxed sense of serenity, combined with unequalled quality of the facelift.

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Audi trials short-term car leasing packages with On Demand

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Audi is the latest manufacturer to offer a new premium mobility service, with the launch of Audi On Demand

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New Audi Q2 crossover available to order

Green Cars News

Audi’s new Q2, the company’s first crossover, is now available to order with three specification levels available from launch – SE, Sport and S line. Audi Home Slider Geneva Motor Show Editors Picks Q2

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First Drive Review: Audi A6 facelift

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First Drive Review: Audi A6 facelift

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Audi e-tron GT electric "super sedan" to challenge Tesla Model S

Green Car Reports

Then Audi, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz rolled out their plans for single long-range electric luxury models to compete with Tesla. Now, the Germans are teasing their plans for further electric cars aimed at Tesla, with the Audi Sport e-tron GT the latest to be announced. DON'T MISS: Audi e-tron. Future Cars e-Tron Audi e-tron plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV First came the Tesla Model S, followed by the Model X.

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Audi unveils e-tron GT concept at LA Auto Show; production version in about 2 years

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Audi is presenting the battery-electric e-tron GT concept four-door coupé as a show car at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The e-tron GT is Audi’s third electric vehicle, following the Audi e-tron SUV and the Audi e-tron Sportback slated for 2019.

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2019 Audi e-tron first drive: Redrawing the electric-vehicle boundaries

Green Car Reports

Road-tripping along in the 2019 Audi e-tron, your passenger might not even know (or care) that you’re in an all-electric utility vehicle—rather than just an extraordinarily quiet gasoline one. It gets right to Audi’s point behind the e-tron, which is to make a vehicle that’s an Audi

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Report: 2022 Audi R8 to go electric

Green Car Reports

Last week, British magazine Autocar reported that Audi will make that leap for its next-generation R8 sports car, converting it from a pounding gas-fueled V-10 engine to purely electric power. DON'T MISS: Audi reveals PB18 e-tron concept in Monterey–with moveable Increasingly, there's nothing super about a supercar if it's not electric.

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Compact Audi, flagship VW crossover could show upscale side of VW electric platform

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Audi has recently released several hints that we’ll soon see a first concept tease of its smaller, more affordable electric vehicle, to be built on Volkswagen’s modular electric-vehicle architecture, termed MEB. And on the other hand, Volkswagen's luxury brand Audi is soon expected to give a first look of how far upscale it can go with.

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Want an Audi e-tron quattro electric? Expect to wait

Green Car Reports

With its first electric car, Audi plans to change more than what powers the car. Ripping another page from Tesla's playbook, the traditional car company plans to reserve its new electric 2019 Audi e-tron SUV for special orders. Instead of selecting among a wide variety of cars on a local dealer's lot, customers will have to put down a deposit and

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New Audi A5 Coupe now available: full specs revealed

Green Cars News

Audi has revealed price and specs for its new A5 Coupe following its launch at the Paris Motor Show. Audi A5 Home Slider Editors PicksAvailable to order now, highlights include more e.

2016 65

Audi lease deals for any monthly budget

Green Cars News

It goes without say that Audi are one of the most aspirational brands out there for motorists

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Audi electric SUV to carry e-tron name (not Q6), a la first quattro

Green Car Reports

We've known for sometime that Audi will launch an all-electric utility vehicle in 2018, but there has been some confusion about what it will be called. It was widely believed that the SUV would carry the Q6 e-tron name, stemming from both its position in the Audi lineup and its use of an electrified powertrain. Future Cars Audi e-tron plug-in cars Q6

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Audi, Airbus and Italdesign present flying, driving model prototype of flying taxi/autonomous EV concept

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Audi, Airbus and Italdesign are presenting for the first time a flying and driving prototype of “Pop.Up We at Audi are convinced of that. Bernd Martens, Audi board member for sourcing and IT, and president of the Audi subsidiary Italdesign.

2018 96

Off-again, on-again Audi R8 e-tron ended after 100 built

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The Audi R8 e-tron—an all-electric version of the German automaker's R8 supercar—is no more. Less than two years after the production R8 e-tron was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Audi plans to stop building the car. plug-in cars Audi R8 e-tronSo ends one of the longest and most convoluted development stories of any new car in recent memory. CHECK OUT.

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Audi e-tron electric crossover debuts to battle Tesla

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And finally, there is Audi. Late Monday night, the German luxury maker debuted took to the stage in San Francisco with its long-awaited, first volume battery-electric vehicle, a five-seat midsize crossover utility to be known simply as e-tron. It also opened reservations and will allow customers to configure the car, requiring a refundable $1,000

Audi launches new e-gas fuelled A3

Green Cars News

Audi is to launch a new version of its popular A3 which will be able to run on entirely renewable fuel. The new Audi A3 g-tron, which goes on sale today in Germany, can run on natural gas, gasoline or Audi’s own renewably-generated synthetic e-gas.

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Audi headlights are officially fuel savers

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From fine tuning engines to making more efficient air conditioning systems, there are plenty of ways to help a vehicle save on fuel: and now Audi has added a new fuel saver to its list. Audi Green cars Latest news Audi A6 green cars LED LED headlights

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Audi launches cylinder-cutting tech on A1 and A3

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Audi’s new ‘cylinder-on-demand’ (CoD) technology is helping the carmaker significantly cut its emissions and boost fuel economy. First debuted on the Audi S and RS models, the [.]. Audi Audi A1 Audi A3 CO2 emission

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Jeep and Ram diesels, Cadillac electrics, MyChevy updates, Audi chargers: Today's Car News

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And Audi has partnered with Amazon to get home chargers installed for its e-tron customers. GM announced a major restructuring that will result in more electric cars, with Cadillac as its focus. Fiat Chrysler will fix its dirty Ram pickup and Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesels. All this and more on Green Car Reports. In a settlement reminiscent of.

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Audi e-tron electric SUV buyers can leave the charger installation to Amazon

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With its e-tron electric SUV arriving in dealerships this spring, Audi is one of the. Given how often automakers expect electric-car drivers to charge at home—80 to 90 percent of the time, by most estimates—it’s surprising that more attention isn’t paid to making sure that those drivers can get the most out of home charging. charging

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2019 Audi e-tron to make global debut in San Francisco on 17 Sep; US reservations open then

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The 2019 Audi e-tron, the first all-electric vehicle from Audi, will make its global debut on 17 September at an event in San Francisco. US customers will be able to configure and reserve their 2019 Audi e-tron on that date as well.

First Look: 2013 Audi Q5 Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

That certainly seems to be the case with the Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro. This powertrain is the same as that used in the Audi A6 and A8 Hybrid concept vehicles. For example, using both the engine and motor in the Sport mode, the Audi Q5 Hybrid can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 kph) in 7.1

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Audi reveals plug-in hybrid A3

Green Cars News

An Audi A3 that does 188mpg-that might sound like a pipedream, but that’s the new Audi A3 e-tron, which will be making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Latest news Audi Audi A3 electric Geneva Motor Show petrol plug-in hybrid

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Audi joins Electromobility Showcase in Germany

Green Cars News

As part of Audi''s plans to explore electric mobility, the luxury carmaker has deployed 80 of its A1 e-tron plug-in hybrid concept cars into the German federal government''s Electromobility Showcase initiative.

Ballard, Audi sign 3.5-year extension to long-term program for fuel cell cars; extension supports Audi through vehicle launch

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Ballard Power Systems signed a 3.5-year extension to its current Technology Solutions contract with Audi AG ( earlier post ), extending the HyMotion program to August 2022. The program will support Audi through its small series production launch.

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Audi Q8 makes debut in China; 48V mHEV system standard

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The Audi Q8 made its debut at the Audi Brand Summit in Shenzhen, China. The Audi Q8 launches on the European market in the third quarter of 2018 and in the US in the fourth quarter of 2018.

2018 106

Audi going to the moon; Audi lunar e-quattro rover

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Audi is supporting the German team (the “ Part-Time Scientists ”) in the Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP) competition with its know-how in several fields of technology from quattro all-wheel drive and lightweight construction to electric mobility and piloted driving. Audi lunar quattro.

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Audi opens e-gas plant

Green Cars News

German carmaker Audi has become the first car manufacturer to offer a chain of sustainable energy carriers after opening an e-gas plant in Werlte. Latest News Green cars Biofuels Audi

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Audi targeting sales of 800,000 BEVs and PHEVs in 2025

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Audi aims to sell approximately 800,000 fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids in the year 2025. At today’s Annual General Meeting of Audi AG, the Board of Management is presenting the updated “Audi.Vorsprung.2025.” —Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi AG.

2018 85

Audi introduces new efficient diesel models

Green Cars News

A whole new line-up of diesel engines has been introduced by Audi as part of its "ultra" strategy: and the emphasis is firmly on fuel economy.

2014 70

Audi launches first German location for Audi on demand mobility service

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Airline passengers at Munich Airport can now use the premium mobility service Audi on demand to continue on the next leg of their trip in one of the brand’s latest models. Users can book the Audi models with a mobile app and pick them up directly at the myAudi Sphere at the terminal. This makes Munich the first German location for Audi on demand. The service offered by Audi provides very flexible, customer‑focused access to premium mobility.

2016 84

Audi and Umicore developing closed-loop recycling for high-voltage batteries; 95%+ recovery of key elements

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Audi and Umicore have successfully completed phase one of their strategic research cooperation for battery recycling. Even before the start of the cooperation with Umicore in June 2018, Audi had analyzed the batteries in the A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid car and defined ways of recycling. The Ingolstadt-based company is now applying this approach to the high-voltage batteries in the new Audi e-tron electric car.

2018 94

Audi diesel models prove a big hit

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Sales of Audi diesel cars are on the increase in the US as drivers become more fuel economy conscious. The diesel Audi A3 TDI represented 69 per cent of all Audi A3 models sold in the US during November while Audi sales on the whole more than doubled to 788 units compared to just 391 [.]. Audi Green cars Latest news Audi A3 Audi diesel Audi Q7 Audi sales

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