Tag: Audi

Nov 30, 2020 - 04:04 pm

Audi to leave Formula E and join Dakar Rally

Audi has reorganised its motorsport activities and announced its participation in the 2022 Dakar Rally. For the rally program with a hybrid race car, the German luxury carmaker and its factory team will withdraw from Formula E at the end of 2021.

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Nov 27, 2020 - 03:45 pm

Audi & Jaguar present Formula E vehicles for 2021

Audi and Jaguar are the first manufacturers to have presented their Formula E racing cars for the coming season. For the first time, Season 7 will only be held in 2021 instead of across the calendar due to the Corona pandemic. Audi will be starting with its own powertrain for the first time.

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Nov 25, 2020 - 04:32 pm

Audi offers 22-kW charger option with e-tron

Audi now offers a second onboard charger for the e-tron 55 and the e-tron Sportback 55, which allows doubling the AC charging power from 11 to up to 22 kW. This option will also be available for the e-tron 50 and e-tron S models in mid-2021. There is no retrofit solution.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 03:38 pm

Bentley eyed-up for position under Audi

Volkswagen reportedly wants to put Bentley under the control of its subsidiary Audi, headed by Markus Duesmann, from mid-2021. An important role in this is to be played by Audi’s flagship electric project Artemis, which could form the basis for a luxury e-SUV for the British brand.

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Oct 13, 2020 - 12:55 pm

Audi & FAW sign MoU on EV joint venture

Audi and FAW have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the joint production of electric vehicles based on the PPE platform, which Audi developed with Porsche. With FAW, the German Volkswagen brand wants to produce several purely electric Audi models for the Chinese market from 2024.

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Sep 29, 2020 - 06:26 pm

Audi launches A3 Sportback PHEV

Audi is continuing its electrification plans with the A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e. The compact model is now also available as plug-in hybrid on an MQB basis, as is the case with the sister models from VW, Seat and Škoda.

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Sep 21, 2020 - 07:11 pm

FC Bayern players now all drive Audi e-tron

Audi has handed over 19 e-tron electric cars to FC Bayern players. As the club’s official mobility partner, Audi has also already installed charging points for the electric fleet at the Bayern training ground in Munich.

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Sep 15, 2020 - 02:28 pm

Ballard presents FC stack developed with Audi

Ballard Power Systems is expanding its range of PEM fuel cell stacks with a new type called FCgen-HPS, which is suitable for a range of light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles, but can also be installed in marine, rail, mining and aviation vehicles, for example.

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Aug 31, 2020 - 03:51 pm

Audi lends staff to Porsche to ramp up Taycan production

Porsche can hardly keep up with production due to the high demand for the Taycan electric luxury car, so reinforcements are coming from the group’s sister company, Audi. 400 employees from Neckarsulm are moving to Zuffenhausen for two years to help out.

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Aug 26, 2020 - 03:49 pm

Audi sets sights on Artemis as new Tesla fighter A9

Details are now available on the Artemis task force for highly automated electric cars by Audi. The first project will be a luxury class electric sedan that is in development under the working title Landjet. Audi considers a positioning above the current top model A8, possibly as the A9.

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Aug 12, 2020 - 12:31 pm

MEB drive unit to come from Vitesco

Continental’s drive unit Vitesco Technologies has developed the drive control unit for Volkswagen’s MEB electrical construction kit. The German company based in Regensburg is the sole supplier of the component for the MEB platform.

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Aug 6, 2020 - 03:08 pm

The USA Audi e-tron 2021 comes with a $9,000 price cut

In the USA, Audi e-tron model year 2021 lines received an upgrade, including a lower entry pricing with a new Premium trim level. As a result, the e-tron SUV is offered at $65,900 starting MSRP for the model year 2021, down almost $9,000 from the starting MSRP of the model year 2019 Premium Plus e-tron.

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Jul 23, 2020 - 01:30 pm

Audi CEO Duesmann claims e-tron battery issues solved

Due to delivery problems with battery cells, Audi had to stop production of the e-tron quattro in Brussels in spring. In an interview, the new Audi boss said that the problem has been solved and spoke about the goals of the Artemis project.

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Jul 19, 2020 - 02:53 pm

Audi: Proprietary charging network for hi-tech EVs?

The Volkswagen Group is planning a proprietary charging network throughout Europe, Spiegel magazine claims, citing circles around Audi’s project Artemis. It looks like initially, only Audi drivers would benefit from the hi-tech network with Porsche clients to follow.

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Jul 7, 2020 - 07:37 pm

Audi to also launch the Q4 e-tron as a Sportback

Audi has now presented a near-production study with the Q4 Sportback e-tron concept, turning the compact electric SUV into a four-door SUV coupe. Series production is already scheduled: The Q4 e-tron Sportback will to be the seventh electric Audi and should hit markets in 2021.

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Jul 6, 2020 - 03:12 pm

Autonomous Audi A9 e-tron rumoured for 2024

At the end of May this year, Audi presented its Artemis project for the development of new technologies for electric, highly automated driving. Now it seems that the flagship model developed as part of the project will bear the title of the A9 e-tron and could be launched on the market by 2024.

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Jun 19, 2020 - 11:49 am

Duesmann new Head of Technical Development at Audi

Audi has realigned its R&D department: Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Board Member for Development, is leaving the company at his own request and Audi CEO Markus Duesmann is taking over as Head of Technical Development for the brand with immediate effect.

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Jun 11, 2020 - 02:25 pm

Porsche and Audi electric cars available in Australia

Both Audi and Porsche have launched electric cars in Australia. After multiple production delays, Audi has launched its first electric vehicles, the e-tron SUV and Sportback twins. The Porsche Taycan is due to arrive in Australia in December 2020.

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May 31, 2020 - 02:59 pm

Audi announces taskforce for autonomous EVs

Audi launched a new project called Artemis. The core of the project is the development of new technologies for electric, highly automated driving with a concrete reference to the model. The first step is now to “develop a pioneering model quickly and unbureaucratically”.

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May 26, 2020 - 05:42 pm

Autostack Industrie makes progress on fuel cell stacks

An update was published on the progress of the German ‘AutoStack Industrie’ project launched in 2017. The project will run until the end of 2021, involving five OEMs and various suppliers working together to bring key technologies for the production of stacks for fuel cell vehicles to industrial maturity.

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May 3, 2020 - 04:44 pm

Audi e-tron Sportback coming to the US this summer

Audi officially announced the market launch of its second all-electric model in the US, the e-tron Sportback, which will join the e-tron SUV in Summer. This addition to the electric car family drives a little further and has a different body shape.

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https://www.electrive.com/2020/11/30/audi-to-leave-formula-e-and-join-dakar-rally/
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