Tag: Audi

Oct 7, 2019 - 02:09 pm

Audi Q4 e-tron concept to be made in Zwickau

Audi has just officially confirmed that the production model of the Audi Q4 e-tron concept will roll off production lines at Volkswagen’s Zwickau plant. There are also indications that there could be a sportier version of the Q4 and a saloon among Audi’s other planned MEB models.

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Sep 19, 2019 - 04:45 pm

FAW-VW make preparations to produce e-tron in China

Starting next year, the Audi e-tron will be produced for the Chinese market by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture at the Changchun plant. Between 45,000 and 50,000 units per year are planned. Another Audi electric model to be produced in China is the e-tron Sportback.

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Sep 10, 2019 - 04:13 pm

Audi presents Plug-in hybrid A7

Audi is sending its four-door Coupé A7 Sportback onto the road as a PHEV. In terms of battery size and electric range, other plug-in hybrids offer more than the A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro. Instead, Audi is increasingly relying on EV mode.

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Sep 5, 2019 - 05:44 pm

Study: German carmakers have catching up to do

According to the latest CAM ‘Electromobility Report’, in which 212 series innovations in e-mobility have been evaluated by 30 car manufacturers over the past five years, German automobile manufacturers still have catching up to do.

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Aug 29, 2019 - 04:21 pm

Possible cooperation between Audi and BYD

Volkswagen Group subsidiary Audi and Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD are allegedly negotiating a battery cell supply contract for future electric models based on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) Porsche, and Audi jointly develop.

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Aug 12, 2019 - 12:19 pm

Audi rumoured to be planning electric R8

Audi is reportedly planning a fully electric successor for its R8 sports car and intends to cooperate with Rimac to make this happen. According to a British media report, a name, a plant and a planned start date have already been decided upon.

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Aug 5, 2019 - 01:22 pm

Audi presents e-tron Scooter

Audi is presenting a four-wheel electric scooter concept that combines the positive characteristics of electric pedal scooters and skateboards. The collapsible Audi e-tron scooter is scheduled to go into production at the end of 2020.

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Jul 31, 2019 - 11:41 am

VW-SAIC reveal first MEB models for China

Volkswagen plans to produce three electric models based on the MEB modular electrification system together with its China partner SAIC at the new plant in Anting near Shanghai. An internal report specifying two of the three models has been unearthed.

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Jul 23, 2019 - 01:34 pm

VW: First ID.3 production line ready by August

Starting from August, the first of two assembly lines for the production of Volkswagen’s all-electric ID. models will be ready to go in Zwickau. The body shop, paint shop, assembly and infrastructure have all been extensively modernised and renewed.

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Jul 22, 2019 - 11:40 am

Audi uses Tesla’s shade for marketing

In February, we reported on Audi using Tesla’s superchargers as a backdrop to market their e-tron electric SUV. Now it seems that the barely-guerilla marketing campaign wasn’t an isolated event.

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Jul 18, 2019 - 03:29 pm

Audi revs up to produce the e-tron GT

The fully-electric Audi e-tron GT will be produced alongside the Audi R8 super sports car at Audi Sport’s facilities in Neckarsulm from late 2020. At present, the R8 production is creating the conditions for the integration of the electric sportscar.

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Jun 24, 2019 - 12:04 pm

Spider-Man and e-tron team up

Audi is once again resorting to product placement to promote its electric offensive. After the e-tron GT featured in the new Avengers film ‘Endgame’, the BEV also appeared in a teaser for ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’.

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Jun 11, 2019 - 04:03 pm

Tesla raises Model 3 charge capacity to 200 kW

Since last weekend, Tesla has been installing a new firmware update for Model 3 already delivered in Europe. This means that charging capacities of up to 200 kW are now also possible with third-party suppliers – at least at a few locations.

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Jun 11, 2019 - 11:43 am

Recalls for the Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace

Due to the danger of battery fire and potentially faulty software in the regenerative braking system, the Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace are being recalled to workshops in the USA and Europe as well. Audi confirmed that all vehicles that have been delivered so far are affected.

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May 26, 2019 - 01:50 pm

This is a warning: AVAS for electric cars

Starting this July, newly homologated electric cars will have to make artificial noises at low speeds. That may be good news for sound designers, but the obligation to sound is unfair, our research suggests because new combustion engines are almost as quiet on the road.

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May 26, 2019 - 12:26 pm

Audi sets up 1.9 MWh battery storage in Berlin

Audi has opened a stationary energy storage facility with a capacity of 1.9 MWh on the EUREF campus in Berlin. The lithium-ion batteries in second use come from development e-tron vehicles and tests various interaction scenarios between electric cars and the energy grid.

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May 23, 2019 - 02:01 pm

Audi expands electrification plans to 20 BEV by 2025

Audi has refined its electrification roadmap: After the Ingolstadt-based company had already increased its announcement in March from 20 to 30 electrified models by 2025, Audi has now announced that two-thirds of these 30 electrified models will be fully electric.

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May 21, 2019 - 03:06 pm

Audi’s new PHEV called Q5 55 TFSI e quattro

With the Q5 55 TFSI e quattro, Audi presents the first representative of its new plug-in hybrid family. The model offers 270 kW system power and a “more than 40 km” purely electric range according to WLTP. The partly electric SUV can be ordered immediately.

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May 3, 2019 - 05:12 pm

Audi to accelerate fuel cell vehicle development

Audi wants to intensify the development of fuel cell cars, despite the mother group’s focus on battery electric mobility. Audi boss Bram Schot said: “We really want to accelerate it. We will give more priority to hydrogen fuel cells – more money, more capacity and more confidence.”

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May 1, 2019 - 09:14 pm

Audi e-tron stars in Avenger but disguised as ICE

The release of the new Avengers movie has caused an uproar in German media. Where Audi was to star its all-electric e-Tron GT concept car, the battery electric e-tron can be heard roaring like a combustion engine – deliberately, a spokesman suggested.

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Apr 23, 2019 - 04:43 pm

Audi revises e-tron production targets downwards

Audi has reduced the e-tron production target for this year at its Brussels plant by more than 10,000 units to 45,242 units, due to supply issues. Also, production of Audi’s second electric model, the e-tron Sportback, is to be postponed until 2020.

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Apr 16, 2019 - 06:30 pm

Shanghai: Audi shows Q2 L e-tron & AI:ME concept

Audi is now presenting its third “vision vehicle” after the AIcon and the PB18 at Auto Shanghai. The autonomous city electric car called AI:ME accompanies the series version of the fully electric Q2 L e-Tron for the Chinese market, which also debuts at the trade fair.

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Apr 9, 2019 - 02:57 pm

First Audi e-tron statistics released

After Audi began deliveries of the all-electric e-tron to customers in Europe in March, the German luxury car giant is now able to reveal its first distribution figures. According to these, most e-trons have so far gone to Germany (490) and Norway (621).

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Apr 1, 2019 - 07:12 am

German carmakers show full e-mobility commitment

In a concerted rebranding campaign, the three German premium vehicle manufacturers Audi, BMW and Mercedes want to adapt their labelling to the electric mobility of the future. The brand-new designs are exclusively available to our industry service electrive so far. Happy April Fools! 

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/10/07/audi-q4-e-tron-concept-to-be-made-in-zwickau/
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