Audi News

  • Audi A6L electric vehicle prototype

    Electric vehicle development is quickly proving to be a worldwide effort, with companies and research institutes from across the globe and in varying industries and fields forming partnerships and alliances in order to accelerate the roll out of zero-emission electric vehicles. The latest partnership is one between Audi and China’s renowned Tongji University, which will center on the research, instruction and services dealing with electromobility. A new research department is being established at the university’s main Shanghai campus where students will work together with the...

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    Audi To Add Diesel Versions Of Every Model It Makes By 2015

    In Europe, roughly half of all passenger cars sold come with fuel-efficient diesel engines. But for a variety of reasons, passenger diesels haven't caught on in the States, though the number is climbing slowly. Audi, proud of its diesel engine technology--which, among other things, has won the...

  • DBM Energy Audi A2 Electric Car
    Audi A2 Goes 375 Miles On a Single Electric Charge

    Since the automobiles were invented there as been movements to make them electric. In fact, there was a time in the 1890s and the early 1900s where the electric car was a fierce competitor to the internal combustion powered car. There were even fleet applications of the electric car in New York...

  • DBM Energy Audi A2 Electric Car
    Electric Car Drives 375 Miles at 55 mph, Recharges In 6 Minutes

    We all know that battery packs are the weakest link in electric vehicles. Not only are they heavy and expensive, but they take a long time to recharge and on average can only provide around 100 miles per charge. A German-based company has changed all that with a new vehicle capable of driving up to...

  • Audi A3 TDI running on RenDiesel Synthetic Fuel
    Audi A3 TDI Completes 1,000 Mile Trek On Synthetic Diesel

    A few years ago the idea of cars running on fuel created by people in a lab rather than dug out of the ground after millions of years of mother nature’s work would have been considered almost science fiction by most. However, just this past week a pair of Audi A3 TDI hatchbacks have traveled...

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    Audi Q5 Hybrid Not Coming To 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

    Audi is hopping onto the electrified vehicle bandwagon with plans for a new range of hybrids, plug-in hybrids and all-electric luxury vehicles and sports cars in the coming years. Following the lead of parent company Volkswagen, Audi is striving to become the leader for alternative-powered vehicles...

  • 2010 Audi e-tron Spyder Concept

    Convertibles seem to be all the rage in the news lately, from the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro convertible to the new Audi E-Tron Spyder debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show earlier today. You have probably heard me talk about the Audi E-Tron Concepts before and there is a good reason; Audi has a tendency to use this name for many concepts that are apart of the same study or vision. The newest concept is no exception. The newest form of the Audi E-Tron comes in the form of a sleek spyder design; one we might add doesn’t have much of a windshield. Kind of reminds us of a Porsche 356 Speedster...

  • 2010 Audi e-tron Spyder Concept live photos
    Audi's Drapes Are Off: e-tron Spyder Is Plug-in Diesel Electric Hybrid

    Rumors are strange things. Sometimes we hear rumors which, days later, are confirmed. Then there are the rumors which carry some credence, but omit some vital fact or other. Take Audi’s latest concept, the e-tron Spyder. Unveiled today at the Paris Motor Show it bears uncanny resemblance to...

  • Audi A1 e-tron Concept
    Audi To Bring Back A2 Name With Electric Rotary Power?

    Back in March Audi debuted the A1 e-tron concept at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. You might remember that the e-tron name first appeared at the 2009 Frankfurt International Motor Show (more here) under the guise of a very powerful supercar with an electric drive system. Of course, the A1 e-tron that...

  • Audi A1 e-tron Concept
    Audi A1 E-Tron Pilot Project To Start In Munich, 2011

    With BMW slowly revealing further details of their upcoming Megacity EV and teasing us with the 2009 MINI E, and Mercedes-Benz giving us the A-Class E-Cell, it was only a matter of time before rival Audi hit the roads with their own small EV. Revealed at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show in March, their...

  • Audi R8 e-tron at Le Mans
    Oh, Audi, How Could You? The French Like Electric Cars, But...

    Marketing missteps in naming cars quickly become legendary. There's the urban myth that the Chevrolet Nova failed in South America because in Spanish, no va means "won't go." (It's not true.) But now it turns out that Audi may have committed a blunder in naming its line of electric cars e-Tron...

  • Audi A1 e-tron Concept
    Report: Audi Working On e-tron Minicar

    Mercedes-Benz has the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, BMW has the upcoming Megacity Vehicle, and even Volkswagen is working on a production version of its E-Up concept car, but what about Audi? We know the automaker is establishing its new e-tron division to promote and develop a new generation of...

  • 2010 Renault DeZir Concept

     Concept cars are often no more than an automaker's chance to dream about a future of fully autonomous vehicles, sweeping curves and Jetsons-style glass panels, but once in a while a concept is unveiled which has what it takes to make it to production. And these days, no concept would be complete without a green drivetrain. Cue Renault, Nissan's European partner company and co-developer of electric cars. Its latest concept car, due to be displayed at the 2010 Paris Auto show is an exercise in sexy performance EVs. The DeZir is a two-seat concept with massive 21-inch wheels and a wide stance...

  • Audi R8 e-tron at Le Mans
    Audi Shows Off R8 e-tron At 24 Hours Of Le Mans

    When most people think of electric vehicles, they think of low cost and environmentally friendly vehicles that are about as much fun to drive as the Flintstones’ car. Automakers like Audi and Mercedes-Benz, however, are hoping to alleviate that stigma by targeting the top end of town and...

  • Audi Travolution traffic system
    Audi Continues Development Of Fuel-Saving Travolution Traffic System

    Most automakers are focusing their efforts solely on reducing tailpipe emissions of their vehicle lineups through conventional methods such as more efficient engines, advanced catalysts and lighter cars. Attacking vehicle emissions from a different angle, Audi is developing a new traffic management...

  • 2011 Audi TTS Coupe - Interior
    2011 Audi TTS Coupe: Arrives In the Fall With a Fresh Face Lift

    This Audi Gets Some Work Done And We Think It Looks Pretty Hot

  • 2011 Audi S1 rendering
    Audi A1 Performance Variant Not Coming To U.S.

    Another Performance Model That Won’t See American Roads

  • BMW Megacity Vehicle announcement
    Audi and BMW Race To Sell EVs To Consumers

    If You Ask These Two Automakers, Electrification Is Where It’s At

  • Audi A1 e-tron design study live in Geneva. Photos © United Pictures, Int'l.

    Audi Shows Their Third e-tron Concept In Under a Year

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    2010 Geneva Motor Show: New Green Production Cars

    No, sadly, we're not at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, underway this week in Switzerland. But we've been keeping close tabs on the introductions via our colleagues throughout the High Gear Media network. Here's our list of the green cars shown at Geneva that are headed for production. Most of them...

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    2012 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid: First Official Details

    Last week, Volkswagen unveiled the all-new 2011 Touareg sport utility vehicle, including its first-ever hybrid-electric powertrain. It has new and crisper styling that updates what had become a somewhat outmoded SUV. Volkswagen sold about half a million of the first-generation Touareg, launched in...

  • 2009 Audi R8 e-Tron Concept
    Audi e-Tron To Be Range of Electric Sports Cars, Not Just One

    You have to give Audi credit. When they decide to do something, they go all in. It was just last fall that they showed off the e-Tron, their electric supercar based on the R8 sports coupe. Now, we learn that there will be a range of e-Trons offered, though in small numbers. As we noted last week...

  • Audi e-tron Concept
    Audi To Sell e-Tron Electric Coupes, Hopes Name Has Quattro Clout

    After the rapturous reception for three successive models of its e-Tron electric coupe concept at the Frankfurt, Los Angeles, and Detroit auto shows, Audi announced it would build and sell a small number of the electric supercars. Now we know a few more details of Audi's plans. And it seems Audi...

  • 2011 Audi A1 and Justin Timberlake on LA photo shoot
    Audi's Green Onslaught: A3 Sedan, A8 Hybrid, e-Tron Tesla-Fighter

    It's going to take Audi a long time to live down its U.S. chief's infamous quote that anyone who buys a Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle is an "idiot." But after sticking to diesel for a long time as its sole green strategy, Audi is now storming ahead into smaller, hybrid, and...

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