Tag: Audi

Sep 15, 2022 - 12:09 pm

Upcoming Audi A8 rumoured to be fully electric

According to a British media report, Audi’s R8 combustion sports car is to be discontinued at the end of 2023 and receive an electric successor towards the middle of the decade. This electric sports car is already under development but has not yet been finally decided.

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Aug 26, 2022 - 06:06 pm

Audi to join Formula 1 in 2026

Audi will compete in Formula 1 from 2026. As the manufacturer has now officially announced, its own hybrid drive unit is being developed for this purpose at Audi Sport’s Motorsport Competence Centre in Neuburg an der Donau. Around half of the power is to come from the electric motor.

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Aug 18, 2022 - 12:46 pm

FIA increases hybrid share of the Formula 1

The FIA has approved the engine regulations for Formula 1 from 2026. The electric share of hybrid drives will then increase to up to 50 per cent, and the combustion engines must also run on 100 per cent “sustainable fuel. The new drive regulations pave the way for a possible entry of the VW brands […]

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Aug 15, 2022 - 11:48 am

Inflation Reduction Act passes the US House of Representatives

The Inflation Reduction Act, which also includes the reform of the EV tax credit, has now passed the House of Representatives after the Senate and is expected to be signed by President Joe Biden in the coming days. The new eligibility requirements will make most electric models ineligible for the tax credit.

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Jul 15, 2022 - 02:56 pm

Volkswagen boosts BEV deliveries by 27%

The Volkswagen Group increased its deliveries of fully electric vehicles by 27 per cent in the first six months of 2022 compared to the same period last year. A total of 217,100 all-electric vehicles were handed over to customers in the first half of the year, up from 170,900 in the same period last year.

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Jul 14, 2022 - 01:07 pm

Software problems at Cariad delay Volkswagen’s model planning

Because Volkswagen’s software subsidiary Cariad is far behind schedule in its development, the model planning of the group’s premium brands is being thrown into disarray, according to a media report. At Bentley, even the timetable for the transformation to a pure electric vehicle brand by 2030 is said to be wobbling.

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Jul 4, 2022 - 04:53 pm

Ducati presents electric motorcycle for the MotoE

The motorbike manufacturer Ducati, which belongs to Audi, has presented the V21L, the prototype of the electric racing motorbike for the MotoE. In this context, the Italians have also published the first technical details of the machine.

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Jun 23, 2022 - 11:44 am

Audi to manufacture MEB electric drives in Hungary

Audi will produce a new electric drive family for the MEB ECO platform for use in the Volkswagen Group’s electric small cars at its plant in Györ, Hungary, from 2025. A new production area is being built specifically for this purpose.

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Jun 20, 2022 - 11:26 am

Audi sues Nio over naming designations

Audi has filed a lawsuit with a Munich court against the Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio for infringement of trademark rights, as reported by the German trade publication Handelsblatt with reference to company circles. The reason is that Audi considers the model designations of the Nio ES6 and ES8 to be too similar to its […]

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Jun 13, 2022 - 12:28 pm

VW resumes three shift operations in Zwickau

Volkswagen resumed three-shift operations at its MEB plant in Zwickau on Monday. With the start of the Ukraine war, production had been interrupted for around three weeks in March due to disrupted supply chains before restarting on a reduced scale.

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Jun 8, 2022 - 01:41 pm

Audi Charging Hub to open in Zurich this year

Audi has announced new locations for its fast-charging concept Charging Hub. Based on the findings of the pilot site in Nuremberg, a pilot in Zurich is next on the list. Salzburg and Berlin are slated to become the first regular locations, with more sites to follow in Germany.

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May 16, 2022 - 01:35 pm

Audi to release fully electric A3

According to media reports, Audi will only offer its compact A3 model in pure electric form for the next generation due in 2027, as part of its accelerated electric vehicle course.

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Apr 30, 2022 - 05:11 pm

VW Components to expand plant in Kassel

In Germany, Volkswagen Group Components has announced plans to expand its site in Kassel into a “key supplier for e-mobility”. The first step is to increase the number of production lines. The longer term plan is for the plant to only manufacture purely electric vehicles.

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Apr 20, 2022 - 04:23 pm

Porsche & Audi start charging alliance in Japan

Porsche and Audi have established a “Premium Charging Alliance” in Japan, through which BEV customers of the brands will be able to use the fast-charging stations of both companies from July 2022. These will be located at both dealerships and in city centres.

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Apr 19, 2022 - 01:14 pm

VW raises electric vehicle deliveries by 65%

The Volkswagen Group increased its deliveries of fully electric vehicles by 65 per cent in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same quarter of the previous year. Despite supply bottlenecks for semiconductors and wiring harnesses, 99,100 BEVs were handed over to customers by the end of March.

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Mar 21, 2022 - 12:06 pm

Audi is also planning small electric cars

VW subsidiary Audi will electrify all core segments by 2027, according to Oliver Hoffmann, a member of the board of management responsible for development. According to statements made by the manager in an interview, this also includes battery-electric premium small cars.

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Jan 12, 2022 - 12:00 pm

Volkswagen subsidiaries significantly raise EV sales

The Volkswagen brands VW, Audi, Porsche, Skoda and Seat have published their sales figures for the past year. All of them were able to significantly increase sales of battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids – while overall sales declined in some cases.

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Jan 3, 2022 - 12:51 pm

RWE commissions second life energy storage system in Germany

RWE has commissioned an energy storage system in Herdecke, North Rhine-Westphalia, which runs on used lithium-ion batteries from Audi electric cars. With this project, the energy company wants to gain knowledge in order to implement even larger storage systems in the future.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/09/15/upcoming-audi-a8-rumoured-to-be-fully-electric/
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