Germany investigates possible Audi diesel emission cheats

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Just as the Volkswagen Group begins to wind down its diesel scandal in the United States, things may be ramping up in Europe. A German government task force discovered a new type of defeat device in Audi vehicles, which allows the cars to cheat emission tests. Both V-6 and V-8 powered Audi A8 diesels—built between 2009 and 2013—were. Diesel cars

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 drive system, and the first diesel plug-in hybrid with quattro drive in its segment. in hybrid vehicles, the Audi Q7 e?tron

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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. With the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal now entering its third month—and no resolution apparent—the awkwardness of demonstrating a diesel plug-in hybrid was. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Diesel hybrid plug-in cars Audi Q7 e-tron

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Audi Offers Gift Cards To TDI Diesel Owners Too

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While investigations into the company's TDI diesel-emissions cheating continue, the U.S. 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. But those cars also include Audi. TDI Audi A3 TDI Volkswagen diesel scandalarm of Volkswagen recently tried to soothe customer feelings with a "goodwill" package.

Audi V-6 TDI Diesels May Require Only Simple Fixes: CEO

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While Volkswagen has submitted details of proposed fixes for its 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI diesel models to the EPA, no details of the changes required have emerged. But for the other set of VW Group diesel engines, the 3.0-liter V-6 TDI units used in Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen vehicles, Audi's CEO says the fix may be simple. Green TDI Volkswagen diesel scandal

Audi Produces e-Diesel Fuel From Water, CO2, Renewable Energy

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That''s especially true when it comes to diesel, where the loose "biodiesel" category is being expanded to include a new variety of synthetic fuels. These experimental diesel alternatives are chemically identical to petroleum-based diesel--meaning they can be used. Biofuels Carbon Footprint biodiesel renewable diesel fuel Cars are getting more efficient, but the fuels that power them may soon change too.

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Audi reveals fuel economy of new diesel line-up

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It was at last year''s Los Angeles Motor Show that Audi announced a new diesel model line-up that would mark the introduction of diesel engines into the Audi A6, Audi A7, Audi A8 and the Audi Q5 TDI models. The diesel models, s[.].

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

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Audi extends trade-in bonus in Germany for Euro 1-4 diesel owners switching to Audi Euro 6 vehicle

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In Germany, Audi is extending its trade-in bonus for customers who switch from diesel-powered cars that meet the Euro 1 through Euro 4 emissions standards to an Audi that meets the Euro 6 standard. The bonus is especially attractive for customers who select an Audi with an alternative drive such as plug-in hybrid technology or a g-tron model that runs on CNG (compressed natural gas). This also applies for Audi A3 e-tron.

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Diesel Scandal Already Costing Volkswagen, Audi In Reputation

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Only one out of four vehicle owners think favorably of Volkswagen this week, in the wake of the brand’s diesel emissions scandal. Even the companion VW Group automaker Audi. Volkswagen diesel scandalIt’s yet another indicator that the brand, which saw three out of four opinions favorable before scandal, faces a long, tough road to earn back consumer trust.

Audi revamps 2015 R18 e-tron quattro Le Mans diesel hybrid racer; 4MJ class

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In the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and in the Le Mans 24 Hours as the season’s pinnacle event, Audi will compete with a thoroughly revised R18 e-tron quattro diesel hybrid racer in the 4-megajoule class. less diesel fuel per lap than in 2014.

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VW Diesel V-6 Engines Used By Audi, Porsche Have Cheat Software Too: EPA

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At that event, the EPA revealed that some 3.0-liter V-6 TDI diesel engines used by Audi, Porsche, and. emissions EPA TDI Cayenne Diesel Touareg TDI A6 TDI A7 TDI A8 TDI Q5 TDI Volkswagen diesel scandalSometimes there's no substitute for having a reporter right at a press event--with a smartphone. David Shepardson, D.C. bureau chief for The Detroit News, attended a press conference held by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today.

Audi Electric SUV To Target Tesla With LG Chem, Samsung Cells

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This much we know: a concept for the future Audi Q6 "coupe" SUV will be shown at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. We also know an all-electric Q6 e-tron version will target the Tesla Model X, though more conventional Q6 versions with gasoline, diesel, and possibly plug-in hybrid powertrains will be sold as well. DON'T MISS: Audi Q6. lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars lg-chem Samsung Audi Q6

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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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How Can VW, Audi Dealers Still Sell Used TDI Diesel Vehicles?

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Hundreds of thousands of Volkswagen and Audi owners are now in their fifth month of waiting to find out when and how regulators will approve modifications to their diesel cars. But there's another group that's been affected by VW's diesel-emission cheating scandal: Volkswagen and Audi dealerships. TDI Used Cars Volkswagen diesel scandal

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2016 Audi Q7 To Offer e-Tron Quattro Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Model

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The first official photos and details of the 2016 Audi Q7 have now been released, including specifications for a diesel plug-in hybrid model. Audi says the Q7 e-tron quattro is "the world''s first plug-in hybrid with a six-cylinder diesel engine and quattro all-wheel drive." Volvo has offered a diesel plug-in hybrid model of its V60 wagon in Europe

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VW, Audi TDI Diesel Cars Had 'Defeat Device' That Violated EPA Rules, 500K Cars Recalled: BREAKING

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When it was all over, German carmakers Volkswagen and Audi had been ordered to recall half a million of its popular TDI four-cylinder diesel. The announcement came out of the blue: "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host a media call at 12 noon EST today, Friday, September 18, to make an announcement regarding a major automaker." emissions EPA TDI

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Audi’s mild-hybrid systems: 12V for 4-cylinders, 48V for 6- and 8-cylinders

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Audi will begin introducing new mild-hybrid drive vehicles (MHEVs) this year. The next generation of luxury sedans, the Audi A8, will have 48V MHEV systems regardless of engine type. Audi offers the MHEV drives in two variants. 48V Diesel Engines Fuel Efficiency Hybrids

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Research facility in Dresden produces first batch of Audi e-diesel; sunfire’s power-to-liquid technology

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A pilot plant in Dresden has started production of the synthetic fuel Audi e-diesel using water, CO 2 and green power—i.e., The energy technology company sunfire is Audi’s project partner and the plant operator. gallons US) of Audi e‑diesel over the coming months.

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Audi Confirms V-6 Diesel For Plug-In Hybrid A8 Sedan

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Audi has revealed more details of its second major plug-in hybrid drivetrain, set to appear first in the upcoming Audi A8 e-tron luxury sedan. The German automaker has chosen to go down the diesel route with its larger plug-in hybrid setup, which Auto Express reveals will use a new 3.0-liter V-6 diesel. Until now, it hadn''t been clear whether Audi

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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, Porsche, VW Diesel Stop-Sale Orders: More Cars Than EPA Named

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EPA's contention that its 3.0-liter TDI diesel engines contained illegal emission software, Porsche's U.S. arm suspended sales of its Cayenne Diesel on Tuesday. Now, Volkswagen Group of America has issued a stop-sale order to its dealers for a list of pricey Audi, Porsche, and. emissions EPA TDI Cayenne Diesel Touareg TDI Q7 TDI A6 TDI A7 TDI A8 TDI Q5 TDI Volkswagen diesel scandalAlthough VW headquarters in Germany came out swinging against the U.S.

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2016 Audi R8 Sports Car To Offer Diesel, Electric Variants

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And with its next-generation R8 sports car, Audi could offer both diesel and A few years ago the concept of a green sports car would have been completely alien, but fast-forward a few years and the market has changed significantly. Tesla, for a time, produced its electric Roadster. Ferrari, Porsche and McLaren have all released hybrid hypercars.

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New Audi engine reduces fuel consumption

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Audi has made a breakthrough with its new petrol engine – the 1.8litre TFSI – which reduces fuel consumption by 21 per cent compared to the previous model’s engine. Audi Green cars Latest news Audi diesel engine Audi TFSI engine new Audi engineThe engine achieves 41mpg and emits just 134g/km of CO2 despite impressive power figures of 125kW and 320Nm. It displaces 1,798cm3 and with a manual transmission [.].

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A further look at elements of Audi’s new generation 3.0L TDI diesel

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Audi presented the latest generation of its 3.0 TDI diesel engine at the 35 th International Vienna Motor Symposium. Audi combined a NO x storage catalytic converter with a diesel particulate filter and SCR injection in a single assembly. Diesel Engines

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EU investigating diesel collusion among Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, VW: report

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emission tests of the company's "clean diesel' engines may prove to be another. Europe emissions VW Group Volkswagen diesel scandalAs numerous political probes over the years have famously shown, once investigators dig into the circumstances around an alleged crime, anything can happen. The September 2015 announcement by the EPA that VW Group engineers had admitted to deliberate cheating on U.S.

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DOE awards LanzaTech $4M for low-carbon jet & diesel demo plant; 3M gpy; Audi evaluating fuel properties

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LanzaTech has been selected by the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) to receive a $4-million award to design and plan a demonstration-scale facility using industrial off gases to produce 3 million gallons/year of low-carbon jet and diesel fuels. Aviation Bio-hydrocarbons Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Diesel Fuels Vehicle Manufacturers

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Audi V-6 diesel talks 'progressing well' for October agreement, exec says

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A preliminary settlement for Volkswagen and Audi TDI diesel cars with 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engines is awaiting approval by a federal judge. regulators have not made as much progress in addressing affected VW, Audi, and Porsche TDI models with 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engines. Audi's sales boss now believes an. TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Audi SQ7 features new V8 TDI, 48V system, electric compressor

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Audi is introducing a diesel-engined S model to its Q7 model line. The newly developed 4.0-liter V8 diesel delivers 320 kW (435 hp) and 900 N·m (663.8 Audi engineers will present a paper on the new V8 TDI at the upcoming Vienna Motor Symposium in April.

EPA Expands VW Diesel Probe To Audi, Porsche V-6s; All Diesels To Be Tested

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Amidst a growing list of probes into Volkswagen's diesel-emission cheating scandal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expanding its investigation to cover additional diesel engines used in VW Group vehicles. The original admission by the company that it used a software "defeat device" to circumvent emission controls in real-world use. emissions EPA TDI VW Group

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What Ordinary Germans Think About VW’s Diesel Emission Scandal

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The revelation last fall that Volkswagen had intentionally covered up the true emission levels of several diesel-powered cars, including some sold under premium brands Audi and Porsche, came as a shock to many--not least those of us in the media. Green TDI VW VW Group Volkswagen diesel scandal

VW Diesel Emissions Recall: What You Need To Know In 10 Questions

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EPA emissions laws on its so-called "clean diesel" models from 2009 to 2015 hit the automotive world like a bombshell on Friday. emissions EPA TDI Golf TDI VW Group Audi A3 TDI Jetta TDI regulation Passat TDI Beetle TDIThe news that Volkswagen had deliberately circumvented U.S. Over the weekend, more news emerged, with a statement and apology from VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn. The company also took all remaining new 2.0-liter TDI.

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2017 Audi A4 won't offer 2.0-liter TDI diesel in U.S. after all

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While the 2017 Audi A4 is an entirely new vehicle, its shape isn't strikingly different from the car it replaces. Now, however, Audi has decided that the A4 won't be offered in the U.S. with the 2.0-liter TDI diesel. TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandalThe innovations come largely in a broad suite of comfort and electronic assistance features that will take the car into the 2020s.

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Diesel deception: more pain ahead for VW brands, Bosch?

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Volkswagen Group is moving toward wrapping up its diesel deceit in the United States, but in Europe, it may only be starting. European owners of Volkswagen Group vehicles—Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, and Skoda—may justifiably feel as if they've received the short end of the stick when it comes to compensation. TDI Diesel cars Volkswagen diesel scandal

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

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In a demonstration of its ongoing development of advanced alternative powertrains, Audi unveiled the new h-tron quattro fuel cell concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). kWh pack), which Audi presented in November 2014.

VW Group cars had highest recall rates, even before diesel scandal

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disclosed Volkswagen's use of illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests. That is its recall rate: cars from its Volkswagen and Audi brands have had the highest rate of recalls. VW Volkswagen diesel scandalIt's been over a year since the U.S. But VW had another dirty little secret waiting to come to light.

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What will VW do with TDI diesel buyback cars? It's not what you think

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Within weeks, Volkswagen and Audi will starting buying back thousands of 2.0-liter diesel cars sold between 2009 and 2015. So what will the company do once it's legally taken possession of those vehicles, the first of close to half a million caught up in the VW diesel emission scandal?

Settlement for Audi, Porsche, VW 3.0-liter diesel TDI owners announced

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Volkswagen today announced that it had reached a settlement with owners of Audi, Porsche, and VW vehicles fitted with its 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine. emissions EPA TDI VW V-6 Volkswagen diesel scandalDifferent remedies apply depending on the vehicle's model year: 2009 through 2012 cars will be bought back, while 2013 through 2016 vehicles will be modified to comply with emission limits.

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

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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

What will VW do with 400,000 dirty diesel cars it buys back?

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After nine long months, the details of the VW diesel emission proposed settlement are out—hundreds of pages of them in at least 18 documents. TDI VW youtube Volkswagen diesel scandal