Audi designs urbansphere concept for Chinese megacities

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Audi has unveiled plans for the Audi urbansphere concept car. Designers and engineers initially created the Audi urbansphere for use in traffic-dense Chinese megacities, although the concept is also suitable for any other metropolitan center in the world.

Audi unveils Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept; long-range electric wagon based on PPE

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As part of its 2022 Annual Media Conference, Audi is presenting the next model in its future electrically powered A6 Luxury Class: the Avant. Audi introduced the Audi A6 Sportback with an electric drive system almost a year ago at the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2021 ( earlier post ).

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Audi and partners piloting project to turn faulty car glass into new windowpanes for the Audi Q4 e-tron

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This is where Audi and its partner companies Reiling Glas Recycling, Saint-Gobain Glass, and Saint-Gobain Sekurit are now doing pioneering work as part of a joint pilot project. The target for the pilot project with Audi is about 40 tons of recycled car glass.

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Audi unveiled new 2 in 1 concept electric car Skysphere

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Audi unveiled new 2 in 1 concept electric car Skysphere. The Audi has unveiled a new concept electric car called Skysphere which is powered by a two-door convertible with Level 4 autonomous driving technology. Audi electric car Skysphere. Audi (@AudiOfficial) August 10, 2021.

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Audi vehicles with the MIB 3 infotainment system will be holoride-capable from June 2022

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From June 2022, Audi models with the latest upgrade of the modular infotainment toolkit (MIB 3) will be holoride-capable. Concretely, this means: Audi A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, Audi Q5, Q7, Q8, Audi e-tron and Audi e-tron GT quattro1.

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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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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 unveils 500 kW series-hybrid RS Q e-tron Dakar racer

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Just under a year after the initial concept idea, Audi Sport has started testing the new Audi RS Q e-tron series hybrid, with which Audi will tackle the Dakar Rally in January 2022. —Andreas Roos, responsible for the Dakar project at Audi Sport.

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Porsche and Audi form Premium Charging Alliance in Japan

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Porsche Japan and Audi Japan are forming a Premium Charging Alliance business partnership to expand the 150kW rapid charging station network across Japan. Rapid charging stations run by both companies will be available to both Porsche and Audi owners starting 1 July 2022. This alliance will allow Porsche and Audi owners to use the 50 Porsche Turbocharger units at 41 locations and the 52 units nationwide from Audi Japan, for a total of 102 rapid chargers at the end of 2022.

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Audi Environmental Foundation, TUB developing microplastics filter for tire wear particles

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The Audi Environmental Foundation is developing filters for urban runoff in conjunction with the Technical University of Berlin (TUB). —Rüdiger Recknagel, Director of the Audi Environmental Foundation.

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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 presents Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron

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Audi presented the Audi Q4 e-tron ( earlier post ) and the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron. Audi Q4 50 e-tron quattro / Audi Q4 50 e-tron quattro Edition One. In 2021 the electric offensive is gaining further momentum at Audi. —Markus Duesmann, CEO of AUDI AG.

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Audi FAW NEV Company to begin construction of new EV plant; 150k EVs per year

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Audi FAW NEV Company Ltd.—the —the first cooperation company with a majority interest held by Audi in China—is set too begin construction on its new EV plant in Changchun, following approval by the Chinese authorities. The new plant in Changchun will be the first production site in China where only all-electric Audi models roll of the line. As the newest Audi production site, the plant will set new standards in digitalization, efficiency, and sustainability.

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 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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Audi introduces longer range and AWD quattro versions of Q4 e-tron compact electric SUV

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In April, Audi launched the Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron ( earlier post )—the first compact electric SUVs from the brand. Audi Q4 45 e-tron quattro. Furthermore, Audi works with its suppliers to systematically promote responsible practices in all of its vehicle projects.

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Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept revealed

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Audi previews an all-electric A6 Avant e_tron estate

Audi Electric-Powered Compressor gives 2020 Audi S6 and S7 models a boost; 48V MHEV architecture

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Brought to the US market for the first time in the 2020 Audi S6 and S7, Audi’s Electric-Powered Compressor (EPC) comes paired to the 2.9-liter, twin-turbocharged TFSI V6 engine.

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Audi unveils grandsphere concept; electric Level 4 sedan

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Audi unveiled the grandsphere concept study—the second of three “sphere” concept cars from Audi. The electrically driven roadster Audi skysphere concept debuted in August 2021. A flat battery layout is possible because Audi uses the entire vehicle base between the axes.

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Audi-FAW NEV building new EV plant in China; 150k cars annually

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The Audi-FAW NEV Company Ltd., a company jointly founded by Audi and its partner FAW, is is set to begin construction on a new plant in China for fully electric Audi models using the Premium Platform Electric (PPE). On an area of approximately 150 hectares, a highly modern plant for fully electric Audi models will be constructed by the end of 2024. As the newest Audi production site, the plant will set new standards in digitalization, efficiency, and sustainability.

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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.

Partnership with Energy Providers: Audi Funding Expansion of Renewable Energy

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The post Partnership with Energy Providers: Audi Funding Expansion of Renewable Energy appeared first on EV Obsession. Electric Vehicles Specific Technologies Wind Power Audi Audi Q4 e-tron charging green energy net-zero carbon emissions

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Video review of the Audi RS e-tron GT

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The Audi RS e-tron GT is a masterpiece of German engineering, with 0-100 time of 3.3 The post Video review of the Audi RS e-tron GT appeared first on GavinShoebridge.com. __ Audi Audi RS e-tron GT e-tron

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Audi, Navistar partner to demo C-V2X in emergency vehicles and school buses for enhanced safety

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Audi and Navistar have partnered to develop further and demonstrate potential safety-enhancing C-V2X technology in Navistar emergency vehicles and school buses. Audi C-V2X Bus Stop Warning in virtual cockpit.

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Audi Grandsphere Concept, First Class Toward the Future

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Audi grandsphere concept – luxury sedan with an electric drive system New interior concept: free space in the front row Automated driving creates an innovative experience sphere The private jet for the road – At the IAA 2021, Audi is presenting the Audi grandsphere concept study.

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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 developing high power charging parks in combination with a lounge

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Audi developing high power charging parks in combination with a lounge. Audi is working on its own rapid-charging concept for its electric cars and is going to develop the second half of the year to test a possible series application. The Audi huge interim storage is having around 2.45

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Audi joins Spoke Safety, Qualcomm, Commsignia to help protect bicyclists through connected technology

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Audi of America is working with Spoke, a mobility platform for safety, connectivity, and rich rider experiences; Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.; Since 2020, Audi has been working with partners to develop C-V2X technologies in the US to help protect VRUs.

Audi plots its future around mobility, not just EVs

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Audi aspires to be more than just an automaker, aiming to use new technology to extract more revenue out of the cars it makes through mobility services. The name is a reference to Audi's longtime slogan "vorsprung durch technik," which translates to

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Audi will phase out gas engines by 2033, reversing past stance of CEO

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Audi will now phase out gas engines by the year 2033, CEO Markus Duesmann announced at the Berlin Climate Conference earlier today. Audi, a German company, owned by Volkswagen Auto Group, has sold the e-tron and the Q2L SUV for the powerful Chinese EV market.

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Audi shows new A6 e-tron concept electric vehicle in Shanghai

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For the first time the presentation of AUDI AG at Auto Shanghai 2021 is taking place with two partners at a shared trade-fair stand. The first two products are made by a new partner, SAIC Audi. At the end of 2020 Audi announced the founding of the Audi FAW NEV Co.

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Audi locating high-voltage battery development center at Neckarsulm

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Audi is establishing a high-voltage battery development center at the Neckarsulm site. Audi is already developing high-voltage batteries for plug-in hybrids (PHEV) in Neckarsulm. —Oliver Hoffmann, Member of the Board for Technical Development at Audi. Consequently, Audi is banking on the high competency of its employees in Neckarsulm to successfully shape the future of electromobility.

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TTTech Auto gains US$285M investment from Aptiv and Audi

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TTTech Auto, a Vienna-based technology leader in automotive safety software, raised US$285 million (€250 million) from Aptiv PLC and Audi in its latest funding round. Aptiv is investing US$228 million (€200 million), while Audi is increasing its existing stake by US$57 million (€50 million). Aptiv, Audi and TTTech Auto have a shared track record: The three companies worked together on Audi‘s zFAS central driver assistance controller for automated driving ( earlier post ).

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Audi RS e-tron GT impressions – the most powerful Audi yet

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Audi invited us out to Los Angeles for a test drive of the Audi e-tron GT and Audi RS e-tron GT on the scenic Angeles Crest highway to get a feel for just how ridiculously powerful and controlled their new electric car is.

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 to phase out production of combustion engines by 2033

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As part of its strategic realignment, Audi is accelerating the transition to e-mobility. Production of Audi’s final completely newly developed combustion engine model will start in just four years. Audi aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 at the latest. —Audi CEO Markus Duesmann. The exact timing of the combustion engine’s discontinuation at Audi will ultimately be decided by customers and legislation. Audi is actively involved in both areas.

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Driving the Audi e-tron 55 quattro in New Zealand

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The Audi e-tron 55 quattro is a beast, pouring 300 kilowatts of power to each of its tyres and offering a range[.]. The post Driving the Audi e-tron 55 quattro in New Zealand appeared first on GavinShoebridge.com. __ Audi e-tron

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 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 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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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 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 extends Traffic Light Information to Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco

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Audi is extending its Traffic Light Information (TLI) coverage to Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. Audi first brought Traffic Light Information (TLI) to production vehicles in 2016, with just a handful of connected signals.