Audi CEO pledges one electric (or electrified) car each year

Green Car Reports

Audi is a little behind fellow German automaker BMW in the area of electrified autos, but it has a plan in place to address this shortcoming. Speaking during Audi’s annual general meeting in the automaker’s home of Ingolstadt, Germany, CEO Rupert Stadler outlined a plan to introduce at least one electric car per year starting from. Green Audi Q6 Future Cars e-Tron plug-in cars

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Audi e-tron Sportback, second electric car from automaker, to enter production in 2019

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Audi has confirmed what was seemingly already known: the e-tron Sportback concept is headed to production. Audi e-tron plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The e-tron Sportback concept was revealed at the 2017 Shanghai auto show earlier this year and the production version will arrive in 2019 bearing the same name. The brand last week confirmed the e-tron Sportback would arrive in 2019 and be.

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Audi equipping new models in Europe with Audi connect SIM

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Audi is now equipping its new models that use the second-generation modular infotainment platform with Audi connect SIM. With the factory-installed SIM card, customers can immediately use the wide range of Audi connect services with the accompanying data flat rate for up to three years.

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Audi Q6 e-Tron Quattro Electric Car Production Site In 2018 Chosen

Green Car Reports

Audi has announced that it will build its upcoming all-electric SUV in Belgium. e-Tron Audi e-tron plug-in cars Audi Q6 Q6The German carmaker says it will dedicate an existing plant in Brussels to the new electric model, which will start production in 2018. The Brussels factory will also build the SUV's battery pack, with lithium-ion cells supplied by Samsung SDI and LG Chem under a.

Audi Q8 h-Tron Quattro Concept Swaps In Hydrogen Fuel Cell For e-Tron's Battery

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Hot on the heels of the all-electric Audi e-Tron Quattro Concept it revealed last fall, VW Group's luxury brand Audi has released a second iteration of the same concept. The orange Audi h-Tron. hydrogen e-Tron quattro Audi Q8This one still has all four wheels powered by electric motors, but the electricity to run them comes not from a large battery pack but a hydrogen fuel cell.

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All-electric Audi e-tron Sportback concept teased for Shanghai auto show

Green Car Reports

Among them is a concept for a "four-door coupe" version of the Audi e-tron all-electric SUV that'll go into production sometime next year. The Audi e-Tron Sportback Concept doesn't necessarily preview a. Shanghai Auto Show e-Tron Audi e-tron plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The Shanghai auto show is shaping up to be a showcase for all the green cars and concepts that were absent from last week's New York auto show.

Audi starts 7-speed transmission production in China

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Together with Volkswagen Automatic Transmission Tianjin (VWATJ), Audi is inaugurating a new transmission plant in the northern China harbor city of Tianjin. The plant will supply highly efficient 7-speed S tronic transmissions for the new Audi A4 L and other locally produced models. Audi will produce 240,000 transmissions annually at the new facility and will have a work force of over 1,000 at full capacity. —Joachim Wedler, President of Audi China.

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What Audi says it learned from 4 years of electric-car testing

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Audi just wrapped up a four-year electric-car test program in its home market of Germany—and the company says it has learned a lot. Plug-In Hybrids Germany plug-in cars Audi A1 e-tron test programConducted together with the German government, it put plug-in electirc cars in the hands of ordinary drivers, who covered a combined 1.4 million kilometers (870,000 miles). As with other such carmaker trial.

Audi deepening partnerships with Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent on connected cars in China

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In China, Audi has signed tripartite memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent respectively. In Beijing, Audi operates its largest research and development facility outside of Germany. MMI Screen of the Audi A4 L in China.

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Audi unveils Q8 sport concept with 48V mild hybrid system (mHEV); drive system coming to “many” Audi models

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At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Audi is presenting the Audi Q8 sport concept, a new performance-oriented take on the Q8 concept study introduced at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show. In the future, this combination will be used in many Audi models.

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Audi confirms (again) 3 electric cars on the market by 2020

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Audi has once again reconfirmed its plans to bring three battery-powered electric vehicles to production by the year 2020. e-Tron Audi e-tron plug-in carsGerman automakers are beginning to play catch-up with electric vehicles, as Tesla continues to corner the market. The German luxury brand reiterated the plan at the annual general meeting in Neckarsulm, Germany, and said it.

Audi regenerative shock absorber recaptures energy

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Audi has developed a prototype suspension system that uses the motion of shock absorbers to generate electricity as well. Regenerative braking is commonly used in hybrids and electric cars to recover energy normally lost as heat during braking. But that isn't the only potential source of energy in cars that may be going to waste. DON'T MISS: 2017. Suspension 48-Volt mild hybrid

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Audi Q7 e-Tron 3.0 TDI Quattro: First Drive Of Diesel Plug-In Hybrid SUV

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Last week may not have been the ideal time for Audi to show off its second plug-in hybrid vehicle, since its Q7 e-tron SUV is powered by a 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel engine. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Diesel hybrid plug-in cars Audi Q7 e-tronWith the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal now entering its third month—and no resolution apparent—the awkwardness of demonstrating a diesel plug-in hybrid was.

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Audi tells its dealers to get with the (electric-car) program

Green Car Reports

Now Audi has told its. dealers e-Tron Audi e-tron plug-in cars dealershipsAs many electric-car buyers will tell you, franchised auto dealers can pose a large and tedious impediment to actually buying the plug-in car you want. From salespeople with no knowledge of the cars to test vehicles that haven't been recharged and have little battery range left, the hurdles are numerous and frustrating.

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Audi puts steel back in the new A8

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The new Audi A8, scheduled for release in 2018, features a multi-material body structure ( earlier post ) consisting of more than 40% steel. Bernd Mlekusch, head of Audi’s Leichtbauzentrum (Lightweight Construction Center).

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Dominant Audi racing team dumps diesel hybrids for electric power

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Over the past decade and a half, Audi has built a racing dynasty. Bring its Le Mans sibling into rush-hour traffic Audi will pull. The German luxury automaker has dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, one of the most prestigious events in motorsports. But that dominance is coming to an end. DON'T MISS: How to promote a Porsche hybrid? TDI Le Mans 24 Hours of Le Mans Formula E Championship

Audi & FAW sign strategic growth plan for China; focus on electrification and digitalization; 5 more e-tron models

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Audi AG and FAW Group have crafted a strategic growth plan for China. Audi and its local partner FAW Group have defined 21 key strategy fields with respective goals in a 10-year plan. —Dietmar Voggenreiter, Board Member for Sales and Marketing at Audi AG.

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Audi Offers Gift Cards To TDI Diesel Owners Too

Green Car Reports

But those cars also include Audi. TDI Audi A3 TDI Volkswagen diesel scandalWhile investigations into the company's TDI diesel-emissions cheating continue, the U.S. arm of Volkswagen recently tried to soothe customer feelings with a "goodwill" package. It included gift cards and free roadside assistance for owners of the 482,000 affected 2009 through 2015 2.0-liter diesel cars in the U.S.

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Electric VW Phaeton Delayed To 2020, May Use Audi e-Tron Quattro Powertrain

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VW Audi e-tron plug-in carsThe Volkswagen Phaeton luxury sedan hasn't been sold in the U.S. in years, but if it does return, it will have an electric powertrain. Volkswagen's Board of Management mentioned an electric Phaeton in an announcement on the company's near-term strategy last month. The company did not discuss a production timeline, but now a new report claims the.

Audi & NVIDIA partner to deliver fully automated driving with AI starting in 2020; piloted Q7 w/ neural network CES demo

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Audi announced a partnership with NVIDIA to use artificial intelligence in delivering highly automated vehicles starting in 2020. To showcase their progress, Audi and NVIDIA developed an Audi Q7 piloted driving concept vehicle.

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Audi e-Tron Electric Car To Offer 150-kW Quick Charging Sites

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Audi e-tron plug-in cars Fast Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS It’s increasingly clear that the German prestige brands plan to launch luxury electric cars that will go head-to-head with upstart Tesla Motors and its Model S and Model X. But a sexy, fast, comfortable, luxurious electric car will not be enough to compete effectively. The German brands must also provide pervasive networks of fast-charging.

Audi Buys Patents For Fuel-Cell Technology From Ballard Systems

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Audi announced today that it will acquire a package of patents from fuel-cell company Ballard Power Systems, which it says will be applied across all VW Group brands. DON''T MISS: Audi A7 Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota have made most of the headlines in hydrogen fuel-cell development lately, but the Volkswagen Group may soon increase its presence.

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2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid: U.S. Arrival Now October

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By now, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the 2016 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid is missing in action. When Audi unveiled the U.S. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Audi A3 e-tronversion of its compact hatchback with a plug more than a year ago, at the New York Auto Show in April 2014, the planned arrival date was the summer of 2015. That long wait now appears to have lengthened a bit more.

Audi e-tron Sportback Concept: full electic-car details, photos from Shanghai auto show

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Audi has injected a dash of sporting character and a look at the future of electric-vehicle design into its latest e-tron concept car, which made its debut at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. The Audi e-tron Sportback Concept previews a coupe-esque electric utility vehicle to come following the introduction of the brand's all-electric e-tron SUV. Shanghai Auto Show Audi e-tron plug-in cars

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GKN Driveline develops new lightweight propshaft for Audi Q5; more compact, lighter, more efficient; MLB Evo

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GKN Driveline created a new lightweight, high-speed propshaft joint for the all-new Audi Q5. The PVL joint is smaller, lighter and more refined than predecessor technology, and represents a bespoke solution by GKN engineers to create a more compact joint.

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First Look: 2013 Audi Q5 Hybrid

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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 ups A3 Sportback e-tron PHEV technology offerings for US MY2017; virtual cockpit

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For MY 2017, Audi has updated its A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid electric vehicle for the US with improved technology offerings such as the available Audi virtual cockpit and standard driver assistance systems including Audi pre sense front.

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2nd Audi Autonomous Driving Cup

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Audi Electronic Venture GmbH ( AEV ), a fully owned Audi subsidiary, is holding the second Audi Autonomous Driving Cup from 22-24 March 2016. Eight university teams will take part in the competition at the Audi museum mobile in Ingolstadt. The 1:8 scale automated-drive Audi Q5 models will face a challenging circuit, with prize money of €10,000 awaiting the winners. Our engineers at Audi likewise use the ADTF development environment.

2016 24

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.

New Audi Q2 crossover available to order

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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

Porsche and Audi to work on shared vehicle architecture; electrification, autonomy, digitization

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Within the Volkswagen Group, Porsche AG and AUDI AG now plan to cooperate more closely on future vehicle architectures, with a particular focus on electrification, digitization and autonomous driving. Until recently, the four main modular toolkits (modularen Baukästen) of the Group were: the MQB (transverse, driven by the Volkswagen brand); the MLB (longitudinal, driven by the Audi brand); the MSB (standard drive, driven by Porsche); and the NSF (New Small Family).

Audi Q6 Electric 'SUV Coupe' Arrives In 2018 Or 2019: CEO

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It's now clear that we'll see a slew of all-electric luxury vehicles with ranges of 200 miles or more from German makers Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz starting in 2017 or 2018. Green Audi Q6 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Five-door coupe Future Cars plug-in carsWhat's less clear is whether those vehicles will be developed as electric cars from the ground up or whether they'll be adapted versions of gasoline models. The current BMW.

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Audi Q6 e-Tron All-Electric 'Coupe SUV' Confirmed For 2018

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Over the next few years, the German luxury establishment--including Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche--is expected to launch a barrage of electric car models in a belated attempt to take on startup Tesla Motors. For some time, it's been understood that one of those models will be an all-electric SUV from Audi. plug-in cars Audi Q6

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

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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 headlights are officially fuel savers

Green Cars News

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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One-Quarter Of All Audis To Be Electric In 10 Years, Company Says

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Audi expects that 25 percent of the cars it sells just 10 years hence will be either battery-electric or plug-in hybrid models. And it came directly from Scott Keogh, president of Audi of America, in front of a packed media audience at the Los Angeles Auto Show. DON'T MISS: Audi e-Tron Electric Car. It was an audacious statement, but there it was.

2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Sportback: First Drive Of Audi's Plug-In Hybrid

Green Car Reports

The 2016 Audi A3 e-tron Sportback is the German luxury brand's first plug-in vehicle to go on sale in North America--and by all indications, the company is serious about making it a success. That goal clearly has nothing to do with the VW Group diesel-emission scandal that has engulfed Audi's A3 and Q5 TDI diesel models; the A3 e-tron has been a

Audi Q7 e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid Will Be Gasoline, Not Diesel, For U.S. And China

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No diesel hybrids are now sold in North America, but diesel enthusiasts have lately been salivating over the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro diesel plug-in hybrid formally launched at the Geneva Motor Show. Sadly for those TDI fans, Audi will limit that model to European sale. Plug-In Hybrids Diesel hybrid plug-in cars Audi Q7 e-tron

Audi introduces Q7 e-tron quattro diesel PHEV SUV at Geneva; 138 mpg US

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Audi introduced the Q7 e-tron quattro plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) at the Geneva show. tron quattro is Audi’s second vehicle featuring a plug?in in hybrid vehicles, the Audi Q7 e?tron Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 Audi offers its customers an optional package of e-tron services.

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Audi draws up blueprints for new electric cars

Green Cars News

Audi is believed to have drawn up blueprints for high performance electric cars, as part of plans to take on Tesla and its fellow German brands. Electric cars Audi Editor Pick