Audi bringing smart charging to homeowners
Audi has given us the details of their latest cooperation with SMA Solar Technology and the Hager Group and they are driving smart charging home. The team wants to enable future Audi e-tron drivers to charge their electric car in a cost effective and sustainable manner.
Audi & Ballard extend fuel cell cooperation
Audi and Ballard Power Systems have announced their decision to extend their fuel cell cooperation, that is the existing Hymotion programme, for another 3.5 years until August 2022. The extension is valued between 62 and 100 million dollars.
Audi presents electric strategy plan for 2025
Audi has presented a more detailed view of their electric roadmap for the next few years at their annual general meeting. Their “Audi.Vorsprung.2025” plan is to sell around 800,000 electric and plug-in hybrids by 2025, generating a profit of 1 billion euros.
Audi e-tron: all details on battery and charging
Audi has released new infos on the e-tron, their first all-electric model that is due later this year for a rather exclusive price of 80,000 euros. The latest data reveals the full scope of their e-tron, which is to precede an entire eco system of electric transport high power charged by Audi.
When in Rome take the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo
Audi is making gaming a reality as it plans to deploy the e-tron Vision Gran Turismo as a taxi during the Formula E races in Italy. The car had first been drawn up for virtual races on Sony’s PlayStation 4 but will hit the real road in Rome this weekend.
Tesla Model 3 under close scrutiny
Since Tesla has launched the Model 3, reverse engineering is becoming quite the norm. Automobile manufacturers across the planet have begun taking advantage of the first deliveries and are testing and taking apart the vehicle to gain insight into the famous brand.
Audi to launch a fuel cell model by 2020
Audi is planning to to take the lead for VW’s hydrogen cars and wants to launch a production fuel cell model by 2020, albeit in a small series. Rupert Stadler announced the news at the annual press conference and also said to go serial with their latest autonomous concept.
Audi e-tron price & GT version announced
The Audi e-tron, the first fully electric serial model by the German car manufacturer, will be available as of end of this year starting at 80,000 euros. Furthermore, the car manufacturer announced a Gran Turismo version of the car, also fitted with a purely electric motor. Both revelations were announced by chief executive Rupert Stadler […]
Audi is taking deposits for the e-tron in UK
Audi readies its first all-electric SUV to hit the road later this year and the UK joins the growing number of countries that has opened the e-tron order books. Those wanting to buy can leave a 1,000 pound deposit online or at UK stores.
Your move, Elon
On billboards for the Kona Elektro, Hyundai is directly addressing Tesla mastermind Elon Musk just as Audi did last year. It’s printed „Your turn, Elon“ in large letters.
Audi, Italdesign and Airbus show autonomous EV aircraft
Audi, Italdesign and Airbus have introduced Pop.Up Next, an all-electric, fully automatic concept for horizontal and vertical mobility. Basically, the concept features a two-seater passenger cabin that can be attached either to a car module or to a flight module.
Audi and FAW are planning four EVs for China
Audi and its Chinese joint venture partner FAW have announced the founding of two new entities which will focus on mobility and digital services from the end of this year. They plan to launch 4 all-electric models made in China within the next 5 years.
FAW-Volkswagen to launch 7 Audi EVs in China by 2020
The joint venture FAW-Volkswagen plans to roll out seven new energy vehicles under the Audi label in China by 2020. The line-up will include both PHEVs as well as pure electric cars such as Audi’s upcoming electric SUV that will also be made in China.
Audi maps Ionity’s ultra-charging network across Europe
Audi took the occasion of the Nordic EV Summit in Oslo to map out all 400 planned stations of the high-power-charging network Ionity. Set up by mayor carmakers, they started work on the first 20 stations last year and plan to hit a total of 100 stations in 2018.
FIA’s electric rallycross series takes shape
Plans for a new electric series within the FIA World Rallycross Championship are progressing. According to “Motorsport.com”, nine manufacturers – among them VW, Peugeot and Audi – are involved into talks about kicking off such a series in 2020.
Audi embarks on smart grid pilot project with EVs
The Audi Smart Energy Network will go live for the first time in a pilot as part of a joint research project. Households in the Ingolstadt area and the Zurich region will test various sizes of photovoltaic systems coupled with stationary batteries and EVs.
Audi to build two E-SUVs in Germany
Audi agrees to continue to make cars in Germany and wants to build two new electric SUV in Ingolstadt from 2021. Both the union and the management of the VW brand thus secured 60,000 jobs, at least until 2025.
Mission E to spawn electric Bentley and Audi?
Volkswagen brands Audi and Bentley are looking to use Porsche’s Mission E technology to create their own luxury electric cars. Audi has named its variant e-tron GT, while Bentley gets in on the zero emission action under the working title Barnato.
Audi and Porsche to utilize common PPE from 2021
The German VW subsidies are jointly developing a Premium Platform Electric (PPE), an architecture for electric-powered high-class cars. According to Automobil Produktion first models based on the new platform shall hit the roads from 2021.
Tesla gives Audi a piggyback
Approximately 7.3 seconds are passing until the Audi TT (construction year 2000) accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h. Tesla enthusiast Bjørn Nyland felt pity and put the tired Audi on a trailer – and fixed it to its powerful Tesla Model X…
InEVit, Norway, Audi, Citaro, Scania, Formula E.
InEVit integrates into SF Motors: The start-up led by Tesla co-founder Martin Eberhard now nestles under the wings of SF Motors, where Eberhard had been a consultant. His InEVit will continue to operate as a standalone tech firm but as a subsidiary of the Californian EV unit of China’s Sokon Industry Group. At the core of InEVit’s business is and will remain the design of chassis for electric cars as well battery modules and production techniques with the goal to scale up EVs quickly. In the new company, Eberhard will take the role of Chief Innovation Officer and vice chairman of the board.
Ampera-e sold out in Norway: Opel had to stop accepting orders for the European version of the Chevy Bolt in Norway as demand surpassed supply. Opel has received 5,000 orders from Norwegians alone and has delivered only 1,000 units by now. Rather than building on the backlash, the Germans say they want to fulfil existing reservations first. Still there are fears that the supply may dry up entirely since GM sold its European operation to PSA.
electrek.co, tek.no (in Norwegian)
Audi presents new A7: Audi’s latest four door coupé has been launched as A7 Sportback and will hit the shelves by February next year. Motor options include a novel mild-hybrid system but it remains unclear, if the A7 will be offered with the PHEV system from the A8 at a later date.
greencarcongress.com, autocar.co.uk, audi-mediacenter.com
A more utilitarian hybrid comes from Mercedes in the form of the Citaro currently at display at the Busworld in Belgium. The hybrid powertrain is an option for most model variants of the city bus and mainly adds its 14 kW strong electric hand at times when high levels of power are required.
More electric bus business: Scania brought the all-electric Citywide to Belgian Kortrijk and wants to launch sales next year. At the same time, the Interlink series now features a hybrid option.
Formula E is covered: Eurosport has extended its existing partnership with the electric racing series by another three years and will broadcast all 14 races. The new season is to start in Rome on April, 14, 2018 and the Formula E just released the track map.
sportbusiness.com, electricautosport.com (Rome)