Start of production for Audi Q4 e-tron in Zwickau

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Production of the Audi Q4 e-tron has finally started in Zwickau. The fully electric compact model is the first electric SUV to be produced by Audi in Germany. At the multi-brand plant in Zwickau, the Audi Q4 e-tron will be rolling off the same production line as the Volkswagen ID.4

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Audi to unveil Dakar racer with electric drivetrain in July

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Audi will compete in the Dakar Rally for the first time in January 2022 with a prototype featuring an advanced series-hybrid drivetrain ( earlier post ). Now, Audi reports that the concept of the innovative prototype has almost been concluded. The prototype uses the motor generator unit (MGU) from the current Formula E car that Audi developed from scratch for the 2021 season. —Andreas Roos, Head of DTM and Track Engineering for Audi Sport.

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Audi introduces new CNG A3 Sportback

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Audi is adding a new member to its A3 family: the A3 Sportback 30 g-tron natural gas vehicle. Audi first introduced an A3 Sportback g-tron in 2014. Three CNG tanks arranged perpendicular to the direction of travel are located in the rear of the Audi A3 Sportback 30 g-tron.

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Audi using augmented reality to increase efficiency in logistics planning

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Audi is using augmented reality (AR) to plan complex logistics processes. Audi uses the new generation of Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 device for this.

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Audi e-tron upcoming electric car in India

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Audi e-tron upcoming electric car in India. Audi e-tron is the most awaited fully electric SUV in India which is expected to launch in the first half of 2021 in June. Progress continues at the world premiere of the new Audi Q4 e-tron models. Audi (@AudiOfficial) April 3, 2021.

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Audi Hungaria starts operation of Europe’s biggest solar roof installation

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Audi Hungaria, in cooperation with E.ON In 2012 Audi’s Hungarian plant opened a geothermal facility to supply most of its heat requirements. Audi Hungaria: Photovoltaic system on the roofs of the two logistics halls. r and Brussels, the production site of the Audi e-tron.

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Alcoa to supply sustainable, low-carbon aluminum for wheels on Audi e-tron GT

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As part of a pilot project, Audi is procuring 20-inch wheels for the Audi e-tron GT electric car that are made from low-CO 2 emission aluminum supplied by Alcoa to RONAL GROUP, the wheel’s manufacturer. —Marco Philippi, Audi AG’s Head of Procurement Strategy.

Audi plans to cut water consumption in production in half by 2035

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Audi has included the economical and efficient use of water as a key aspect of its Mission:Zero environmental program. To this end, Audi is implementing efficient processes and closed water cycles, and increasing the use of rainwater.

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Audi combines e-scooter with skateboard

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Audi has developed a new e-scooter concept to respond to the urban trend towards multi-modal mobility. The Audi e-tron Scooter, combining the advantages of the electric scooter and the skateboard, is designed for sporty riders. With the Audi e-tron Scooter, we appeal to customers who are on the move in cities, sustainably and multi-modally—and for whom style and functionality are important. —Thorsten Schrader, project manager for micro-mobility at Audi.

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Audi offers 22 kW AC charging option on e-tron

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Audi is now enabling faster charging with alternating current (AC). The new charging system connect, which Audi offers for home garages, is also designed for a charging capacity of up to 22 kW.

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Audi Neckarsulm first plant in Group using RFID for vehicle ID throughout production; on-metal tags

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Audi’s Neckarsulm site is the first automotive plant in the Volkswagen Group to use RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology for vehicle identification throughout the entire production process, thereby laying another cornerstone for fully connected production.

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Audi provides overview of its 4 distinct EV platforms

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Globally, by 2025, Audi is aiming to have 30 electrified models on sale, with 20 of those vehicles fully electric. Next, it will introduce the Audi Q4 e-tron SUV and e-tron GT performance sedan, which have already been shown as concept vehicles.

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Audi and Norway unleash Game of Thrones star on GM, Will Ferrell

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Audi is Norway’s best-selling electric vehicle brand. You didn’t think Audi—and especially its Norwegian operation—would sit idly by as GM and Will Ferrell challenged it in EVs, would you? GM doesn’t sell vehicles in Norway.

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Audi of America and Arcadia offer renewable energy subscription with e-tron or e-tron Sportback lease or purchase

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Audi of America is offering qualified customers who purchase or lease a 2021 Audi e-tron or e-tron Sportback a subscription to Arcadia at no additional charge for up to five years. 2021 Audi e-tron.

Launching in early 2021, the $50K – $60K Audi Q4 e-tron EV will offer 280 e-miles

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Audi says its Q4 e-tron compact crossover will enter the luxury EV marketplace in early 2021. It’s the second pure electric vehicle release for the Bavarian automaker, following the Audi e-tron SUV. The Q4’s Singleframe makes it identifiable as an Audi at first glance.

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Audi upgrades battery capacity in Q5, A6 and A7 Sportback PHEVs

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Audi has upgraded the battery capacity for the Q5, A6, and A7 Sportback PHEVs. Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro. This allows the Audi PHEV models to be fully charged in around two-and-a-half hours when connected to a sufficiently powerful power connection.

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2021 Audi Q5, A7 and A8 TFSI e PHEVS now on sale in US

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Now on sale nationwide in the US, the 2021 Audi Q5 TFSI e, A7 TFSI e and A8 TFSI e plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) combine Audi’s premium appointments and driving dynamics with integrated hybrid technology and smartphone app functionality. 2021 Audi Q5 TFSI e. Audi Q5 55.

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Audi increases budget for electromobility up to 2025; €10B for electromobility, €5B for hybridization

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AUDI AG plans a total investment of approximately €35 billion, in spite of a difficult business environment, to 2025. Audi has earmarked approximately €15 billion for electromobility and hybridization, thus underlining the key importance of its electro-roadmap. Improvements in fixed costs, a leaner product portfolio, and savings in non-vehicle investments further contribute to the financial solidity of the Audi brand.

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2022 Audi Q4 E-Tron EV will debut with augmented reality head-up display

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Audi on Tuesday announced some of the first details regarding the production version of its Q4 E-Tron electric SUV, due to arrive late this calendar year or early in 2022.

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Audi presents latest SQ5 TDI diesel; 48V MHEV & electric compressor

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Audi has introduced the latest version of the SQ5 TDI diesel. The SQ5 TDI was first introduced in the fall of 2012 as the first Audi S model powered by a diesel engine. Audi SQ5 TDI mild hybrid 48V drivetrain.

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Audi starts production of the Q4 e-tron electric SUV

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Audi announced today that it started production of its highly anticipated Q4 e-tron electric SUV at its Zwickau factory. more… The post Audi starts production of the Q4 e-tron electric SUV appeared first on Electrek.

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Audi using swarm data to improve car-to-X service local hazard alerts

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Audi is using high-precision swarm data for the first time to improve its car-to-X service “local hazard alerts”. Since 2017, cars made by Audi have been able to warn each other about accidents, broken-down vehicles, traffic jams, road ice, or limited visibility.

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Audi and KIT working on recycling for automotive plastics via pyrolysis oil

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Audi and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) are therefore launching a pilot project for chemical recycling as part of the “Industrial Resource Strategies” THINKTANK in order to feed such mixed plastic fractions back into a resource-conserving circular system.

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Audi presents e-tron FE07 for Formula E World Championship; in-house powertrain, new MGU

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Audi has presented the new e-tron FE07 that has been developed by Audi Sport, with a new Audi MGU05 motor-generator unit.

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Audi partnering with Climeworks on CO2 direct air capture and storage

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Audi is partnering with the Zurich-based environmental start-up and promoting a future technology with the project. Climeworks is removing 1,000 metric tons thereof from the atmosphere on behalf of Audi. One quarter of that will be credited to Audi.

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Audi e-tron electric SUV gains momentum with price cut and range increase

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The Audi e-tron electric SUV was off to a slow start, but it is now gaining momentum in the US with the 2021 model year getting a price cut and range increase. more… The post Audi e-tron electric SUV gains momentum with price cut and range increase appeared first on Electrek.

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Audi boosts specs on 2021 e-tron family, lowers price

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The 2021 Audi e-tron SUV family receives a number of updates and a new price point for the 2021 model year. New for model year 2021, the Audi e-tron model lines receive revised packaging, including attractive entry pricing with a new Premium trim level.

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Audi introduces 2022 e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT; US pricing starts at $99,900

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Audi has introduced the e-tron GT four-door electric coupé, which is coming to the market as an RS model at the same time. The 2022 Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT are expected to go on sale in the US this summer; the Audi RS e-tron GT will be the first EV from Audi Sport sold in the US.

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Audi networks with traffic lights in Düsseldorf; “Green wave”

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Audi is moving ahead with networked traffic lights in Düsseldorf. After Ingolstadt, the city on the Rhine is the second in Europe in which Audi is introducing its Traffic Light Information service. In a pilot project, Audi was able to reduce fuel consumption by 15%.

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Audi testing second-life EV batteries in factory vehicles

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Audi is testing factory vehicles powered by used lithium-ion batteries at its main plant in Ingolstadt. Like all automobile manufacturers, Audi is obliged by law to take back energy carriers after they have been used in cars. Factory vehicles in Audi’s production plants such as fork-lift trucks and tow tractors have so far been powered by lead-acid batteries. —Peter Kössler, Member of the Board of Management for Production and Logistics at Audi AG.

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Audi “Aluminum Closed Loop” in press shops has saved more than 350k tonnes of CO2

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Audi began using aluminum in 1994 with the first Audi A8 with the Audi Space Frame. Audi continues to use the lightweight metal in various components of what is now the fourth generation of the luxury sedan as part of an innovative multi-material mix.

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Audi opens Automated Driving Development R&D office in Silicon Valley; ADAS specifically for North America

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Audi has opened its new Audi Automated Driving Development (A2D2) R&D office in San Jose to create Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) specifically for the North American market. —Frank Grosshauser, senior director, ADAS, Audi of America.

Audi and FAW establishing new JV company for production of PPE-based EVs in China

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Audi and FAW are forming a new new cooperation company for the future production of PPE-based electric vehicles in Changchun in the northeast of China. AUDI AG and Volkswagen Group China will receive a 60% share, making this company—founded for the local production of fully electric Audi models on the “Premium Platform Electric” (PPE) codeveloped with Porsche—the first cooperation company with a majority interest held by Audi in China. FAW Audi Sales Co.,

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Audi to compete in Dakar Rally in 2022 with series-hybrid electric prototype; factory team leaving Formula E

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Audi will be competing in the famous Dakar Rally for the first time in 2022 with an innovative prototype. A multifaceted commitment to motorsport is and will remain an integral part of Audi’s strategy. Since 2014, Audi has also been successful in fully-electric racing with Formula E.

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Audi & Hager Group investigating bidirectional charging at home

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Hager Group and Audi are thus bidirectional charging at home, otherwise known as Vehicle to Home (V2H). Audi and the Hager Group have developed a research and solution approach that creates financial incentives and offers greater security of supply.

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Audi first car manufacturer to be awarded the Chain of Custody - the certificate of the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative

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AUDI AG is the first automobile maker to be awarded the Chain of Custody certificate of the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI). The importance of aluminum for Audi. Since the 1990s aluminum has been in use at Audi as a key material for bodywork and chassis systems.

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. The wastewater generated at Audi México first undergoes chemical-physical treatment, which neutralizes the water and removes particles and heavy metals—from the paint shop for example.

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2022 Audi E-Tron GT electric car: Up to 238-mile range for quickest quattro yet

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The two quickest-accelerating production cars in Audi history are made in the same factory. The other—the quickest of the two to 60 mph—is the 2022 Audi E-Tron GT, and it’s all-electric.

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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. Audi will stage the world premiere of the battery-electric vehicle this summer in Brussels. The Audi e-tron Sportback will follow in 2019. Rupert Stadler with the Audi e-tron prototype.

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Audi introducing V2I Traffic Light Information service in Europe

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Audi is introducing the vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) service “Traffic Light Information” in Europe. From July, Audi will network new models with the traffic lights in Ingolstadt/Germany; further European cities will follow from 2020 onwards. Equipped cars will be more likely to catch a “green wave” in the city; Audi drivers will see in the cockpit what speed is required to reach the next traffic light on a green.

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2020 Audi A8 TFSI e plug-in hybrid carries starting price of $94,000

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Audi is pricing its 2020 A8 TFSI e plug-in hybrid with a MSRP of $94,000 in the US. Joining the flagship sedan model line, the Audi A8 TFSI e serves as the first plug-in hybrid variant of the A8. The Audi virtual cockpit is also updated to display battery data and range statistics.

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New Audi A3 sedan offers 48V MHEV, diesel powertrains

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Audi has introduced the second generation of its A3 Sedan. The MMI Navigation plus offers a multitude of Audi connect services as standard, including online traffic information, news, and additional information such as photos, opening times, and user reviews relating to points of interest.

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Audi to quit DTM touring car racing series after this season

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Audi will not extend its commitment in the DTM touring car racing series beyond the 2020 season. The management board of AUDI AG made this decision also in light of the economic challenges due to the corona pandemic and communicated it to ITR e.V.,

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