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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.

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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 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 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

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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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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Audi in new e-fuels project: synthetic diesel from water, air-captured CO2 and green electricity; “Blue Crude”

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Audi’s latest e-fuels project is participation in a a pilot plant project in Dresden that produces diesel fuel from water, CO 2 and green electricity. Audi and project partners including Climeworks and sunfire ( earlier post ) opened the plant today. This fuel—Audi e?diesel—is

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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 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.

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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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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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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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.

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[.].

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.

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 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 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

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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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

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?

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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.

Modified European VW diesels 'undrivable,' say some owners

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Most of the Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars sold in the U.S. That's not the case in Europe, where the impacts of the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal are still playing out. Roughly 11 million cars with TDI diesel engines were. Europe VW VW Group Volkswagen diesel scandalfrom 2009 through 2015 are likely to be bought back from their owners, probably leaving fewer than 100,000 on U.S. roads.

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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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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

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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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

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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

Software To Be Updated In All 2009-2016 VW, Audi V-6 Diesels

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The EPA had issued a complaint in which it accused VW of incorporating emission-cheating software into its 3.0-liter V-6 TDI diesels, used by Audi and Porsche as well. TDI VW Group Cayenne Diesel Touareg TDI A6 TDI A7 TDI A8 TDIIt was only three weeks ago that Volkswagen headquarters in Germany came out swinging against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

VW Submits V-6 Diesel-Update Plan For Audi, Porsche, VW Models

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Cutting its deadline extremely close, Volkswagen submitted a proposed fix for 3.0-liter V-6 TDI diesel models with "defeat device" software to U.S. With progress on addressing the 482,000 cars equipped with 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines still pending, the proposal for the 85,000 VW, Audi, and Porsche V-6 models. Green TDI VW VW Group Volkswagen diesel scandal

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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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Efficiency, Performance From Audi's Electric Turbo Prototype

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Audi has used them for many years on its gasoline and diesel models, and has now put its latest "Turbo" was the word to have on your car in the 1980s. Preferably in huge, bright script, completely out of correlation with the car''s actual performance. Now, it''s more often used as an indication of efficiency--take Ford''s Ecoboost brand, for example.

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Rest Of Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche Diesel Owners Get Gift Cards Too

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recall of diesel cars with illegal "defeat device" software, but it continues to try to mend its relationship with customers. TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandalVolkswagen still isn't prepared to begin a U.S. The company is now handing out a "goodwill" package of gift cards and free roadside assistance to owners of affected 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI models. These are the 482,000.

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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

2015 Audi A3 TDI Diesel Sedan Unveiled At NY Auto Show

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The Volkswagen Audi Group is a master at filling niches, and another one is heading our way from early 2014. For the customer who wants the VW Jetta's sedan bodystyle and 2.0-liter diesel engine--but prefers the Audi A3's more upmarket image--Audi presents the 2015 A3 TDI Sedan. Unveiled at the 2013 New York Auto Show, the new Audi A3 Sedan is set

VW diesel settlement details: buybacks, payments, modifications, fines, more details

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More than nine months after the Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal came to light, the full details of the proposed final settlement between VW and the EPA were released this morning by Judge Charles Breyer. Owners of the TDI diesel vehicles from Audi and Volkswagen fitted with "defeat device" software between 2009 and 2015 must now decide what to. emissions TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Audi TDI Diesel Engines: Honoring 25 Years Of Fuel Efficiency, Lower Emissions

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customers haven''t had quite the range of diesel vehicles their European counterparts enjoy, but it''s still hard to believe that one of the biggest badges in diesel technology--TDI--is now a quarter-century old. Audi launched its first TDI diesel model at the 1989 Frankfurt Auto Show. That car was the Audi 100 TDI, a 2.5-liter, five-cylinder

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