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Audi and Partner FAW Cooperate on Plug-in Hybrid for China

posted by on 10 April 2014 in Audi News

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Together with its Chinese joint-venture partner FAW, Audi is to launch a plug-in hybrid car for the Chinese market. The Audi A6 e-tron will be based on the long-wheelbase version of the Audi A6, which is already produced in China, and will be specially developed for the most important market of the German premium manufacturer.

Audi energy: Audi and LichtBlick offer Green Electricity

posted by on 27 March 2014 in Audi News

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As an accompaniment to the market launch of the A3 e tron*, Audi is offering customers in Germany green electricity – Audi energy. The cooperating partner is the Hamburg energy provider LichtBlick SE. With Audi energy, the A3 e tron is totally emission-free when operated electrically.

Audi Planning Q8 e-tron Aimed at Tesla Model X

posted by on 9 February 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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There’s no doubt that electric-car company Tesla is making great strides in the luxury car market in the United States. That the American firm also has an eccentric large crossover dubbed Model X on the way also hasn’t gone unnoticed by Audi according to a report by AutoCar Magazine. As a result, the UK weekly is suggesting that Audi plans an e-tron version of the Q8.

CES 2014: Progressive Engineering from Audi

posted by on 8 January 2014 in Audi News

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From the use of semiconductors in controllers to the development of plug-in hybrid models: Audi thinks progressively, far beyond the here and now. Audi places technical progress into an overall societal context in the Audi Urban Future Initiative, a think tank dedicated to the urban mobility of the future. More…

Rumor: Audi R8 e-tron Back in Play for Production Run

posted by on 19 December 2013 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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When last we’d left the Audi R8 e-tron project, it had been relegated to development platform. Plans for a limited production run of this electric sports car sans any plug-in engine component had been shelved due to what Audi described at the time as a lack of battery technology. Said lack of battery capability had made the overall range of the car below what Audi had hoped and thus the limited series of cars that had been built were to be simply an “engineering exercise”.

Audi Introduces the Technologically Advanced 2015 Audi A3 and S3 Sedans, A3 Cabriolet and A3 Sportback e-tron® PHEV

posted by on 21 November 2013 in Audi News

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Audi of America officially announced plans today for the arrival of an entirely new family of premium compact cars, including three body styles, five new unique engines and seven variants.

Photo Gallery: Audi at the Frankfurt IAA Day 2

posted by on 11 September 2013 in Events News PhotoGraphic

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It’s day two of press days at the Frankfurt IAA and we’re again reporting from the show halls as more activity continues to happen. This morning Audi AG held a breakfast touting the future of e-tron and also rolled out a few more cars that weren’t on the stand yesterday. Here’s a rundown.

In Detail: The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

posted by on 10 September 2013 in Audi News

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The A3 Sportback e-tron from Audi is a latest-generation plug-in-hybrid car. The premium compact vehicle will go on sale from 2014 and is a genuine Audi. It combines sporty power with impressive efficiency and abundant driving enjoyment with unrestricted everyday utility. The A3 Sportback e-tron offers 150 kW (204 hp) of system power and achieves average consumption of only 1.5 liters per 100 kilometers (156.81 US mpg) of gasoline. In the electric mode its operating range is up to 50 kilometers (31.07 miles), with the TFSI engine adding a further 890 kilometers (553.02 miles).

First Details: 2013 Audi Sport quattro Concept

posted by on 3 September 2013 in Audi News

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quattro is Audi and Audi is quattro – the brand and the technology are indelibly linked. In celebration of the 30th birthday of the Sport quattro, Audi will present its legitimate successor at the 2013 IAA in Frankfurt am Main. The Audi Sport quattro concept show car continues the grand quattro tradition, with a stunning coupe design and plug-in hybrid drive with a system output of 515 kW (700 hp).

First Peek: Audi quattro Sport e-tron Concept Bound for Frankfurt IAA

posted by on 13 August 2013 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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We’ve had it on good word that something big in regard to Frankfurt would be dropping this week (though not the A8/S8 as that’ll be August 21). We’ve also had it on pretty good word that a new iteration of the Audi quattro Concept may be revealed in Frankfurt. Well, it appears the embargo for such news breaks tonight and that news (thanks AutoZeitung) is the 700-hp Audi quattro Sport e-tron Concept as illustrated by these official Audi Design Team drawings.

Technology Transfer: From Motorsport to Production

posted by on 1 July 2013 in Motorsport

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Audi is active in motorsport in order to accelerate technical progress. Numerous interesting examples provide compelling proof points.

The Audi A1 e-tron in “Electromobility Showcase” Projects

posted by on 10 June 2013 in Audi News

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Audi and the A1 e-tron are participating in the German federal government’s Electromobility Showcase initiative. To explore the potential of the new drive system, the brand with the four rings has deployed 80 cars in six separate projects. A specialist for urban centers, the electric-powered compact model also includes a range extender for additional range.