Tag: Audi

Oct 18, 2021 - 12:18 pm

VW delivers 122,100 BEVs in Q3 of 2021

The Volkswagen Group handed over a total of 122,100 BEVs to customers in Q3 2021, more than twice as many as in the same quarter of the previous year. In China in particular, the market ramp-up accelerated significantly in Q3.

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Oct 2, 2021 - 05:13 pm

Re-use, second life or recycling? Volkswagen BattMan ReLife knows

Volkswagen has just launched an analysis software called BattMan ReLife for batteries. The quick-check carried out by the software as an initial diagnosis is now being used in a pilot plant for battery recycling that Volkswagen Group Components has been operating at the Salzgitter site in Germany since the beginning of the year.

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Sep 30, 2021 - 10:27 am

Audi’s brake booster causes e-tron recall

Audi is recalling 2,303 units of its e-tron electric model worldwide due to problems with the brake booster. The brake booster, ABS and ESP may fail. In Germany, 336 vehicles are likely to be affected, and 38 in the USA.

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Sep 22, 2021 - 02:34 pm

Airbus forges ahead with zero-emission aviation

Airbus has just unveiled concrete plans for zero-emission aviation with a new generation of the battery-electric CityAirbus. Meanwhile, the aircraft manufacturer has signed an MoU with Air New Zealand to research hydrogen-fuelled aircraft, while in Europe Airbus will focus on hydrogen aviation infrastructure with Air Liquide and airport operator Vinci by 2030.

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Sep 3, 2021 - 01:02 pm

Audi presents the Grandsphere Concept

A few weeks after the ‘Skysphere Concept’ electric cabrio, Audi has presented another concept study. The’”Grandsphere Concept’ is a 5.35-metre-long luxury saloon with an electric drive system and semi-autonomous driving functions. The German company even speaks of a “private jet for the road”.

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Sep 2, 2021 - 01:26 pm

Norway marks 11,811 new EV registrations in August

In Norway, 11,811 new electric cars were registered in August. The share of electric cars in new passenger car registrations was 71.9 per cent last month. Norway’s most successful model across all drive types in August was the Tesla Model Y with 1,308 new registrations.

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Aug 25, 2021 - 04:01 pm

Volkswagen tops CAM innovation rankings

Volkswagen is the most innovative car company in 2021 – ahead of Daimler and Tesla. This is the result of a new study by the German Center of Automotive Management (CAM), which regularly publishes rankings of the most innovative corporations and premium brands.

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Aug 19, 2021 - 11:05 am

Partial recall for the Audi e-tron

Due to faulty software that could result in a drive failure, Audi is recalling 1,728 examples of the e-tron GT from the production period from 20 November 2020 to 20 April 2021.

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Aug 10, 2021 - 09:55 pm

Audi presents electric roadster concept ‘Skysphere’

Audi has presented a study of an electric roadster called the Skysphere Concept. The electric cabrio will be on show at the IAA Mobility and is supposed to be a preview of future Audi design rather than for a concrete model. The new design is also accompanied by a special technical solution: a variable wheelbase.

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Jul 29, 2021 - 02:44 pm

Audi releases two more Q4 e-tron variants

Following the sales debut of the Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron in April, two further variants are now expanding the portfolio: The Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron, the model with the longest range in the series, and the Q4 45 e-tron quattro as an all-wheel drive variant are available to order now.

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Jul 25, 2021 - 12:37 pm

Audi Sport presents hybrid race car RS Q e-tron for Dakar

Audi Sport is now presenting the RS Q e-tron, the hybrid race car with which the manufacturer will compete in the Dakar Rally in January 2022. The drivetrain of the Audi RS Q e-tron is electric and comes from the current Formula E racing car Audi e-tron FE07.

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Jul 20, 2021 - 05:18 pm

Volkswagen sells over 170,000 EVs in first half of 2021

Volkswagen AG delivered more than twice as many electric cars in the first half of 2021 as in the same period last year (+165.2%). The Group had sold 170,939 battery-electric cars worldwide by the end of June, 110,991 of them in Q2 of this year alone.

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Jul 19, 2021 - 10:43 am

Audi invests in drive development in Hungary

Audi Hungaria has announced that it will invest a double-digit million euro amount in local technical development over the next two years. The focus of the investment is on the installation of a functional test bench for the development of electric drives and transmissions.

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Jul 13, 2021 - 06:07 pm

Volkswagen presents strategy til 2030

Volkswagen has presented its strategy for 2030 called ‘New Auto’. At the core of this strategy is the shift to electromobility and the gradual phasing out of the combustion engine – but it goes far beyond electrifying the hardware that has been dominant for so long

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Jul 1, 2021 - 11:40 am

Audi to switch to agency sales model in 2023

Audi wants to begin selling its electric cars via the agency model from 2023, which VW has already been relying on since the start of its new electrification initiative last year. At Audi, the changeover is to take place “in a staggered manner in key European markets starting in 2023”.

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Jun 28, 2021 - 11:03 am

Audi’s e-tron facelift contains technical updates

Audi’s e-tron and e-tron Sportback electric models are to receive a facelift in the second half of 2022, including some technical upgrades. According to a media report, this will include a new generation of batteries that will increase the range in both models to more than 600 kilometres.

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Jun 14, 2021 - 01:00 pm

Audi plans eSUV Q8 e-tron for 2026

Audi wants to build a new electric SUV called the Q8 e-tron at its Brussels plant in 2026. This is said to be the successor to the Audi e-tron, which is to receive another facelift in 2023 and be phased out in 2026.

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May 29, 2021 - 04:21 pm

Artemis hands over Landjet project / Hitzinger steps down

Artemis, which previously operated independently, is handing over the development of the autonomous driving electric car to Audi and the software development to VW’s software forge Cariad. Audi officially confirmed the news. In the course of this reorientation, Alexander Hitzinger will hand over the management of Artemis GmbH to Oliver Hoffmann.

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May 21, 2021 - 01:19 pm

Audi developing high power charging parks

Audi is working on its own fast-charging concept for its electric cars. A pilot will be created in the second half of the year to test a possible series application. The core of the concept is “premium” HPC charging in combination with a lounge offer. The power supply is to run via buffer storage.

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May 21, 2021 - 12:29 pm

Volkswagen to apply agency sales model to Group brands

The Volkswagen Group wants to extend the agency model known from the ID.3 and ID.4 in sales to other Group brands. Skoda, Audi, Cupra and VW Commercial Vehicles are also to distribute their e-models in this way. In addition, the model is to be used in other countries.

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May 19, 2021 - 02:53 pm

FC Bayern installs extra EV charge points at Allianz Arena

Together with its partner Audi, FC Bayern has set up 21 charging points for electric vehicles at the Allianz Arena, its home pitch in Munich. Starting this summer, the club will gradually expand the charging infrastructure further, not the least for its own players driving e-tron vehicles.

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May 5, 2021 - 02:05 pm

First details to Bentley BEV scheduled for 2025

Half a year ago, Bentley announced their plans to offer only BEVs and PHEVs from 2026 and focus exclusively on all-electric cars from 2030. Now Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark revealed more details about the first BEV model in an interview.

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May 3, 2021 - 04:47 pm

Configurator open for the Audi e-tron GT in Europe

The Audi e-tron GT is now available to order in Europe. The electric Gran Turismo is only available with all-wheel drive in two performance levels. Prices for the Audi e-tron GT quattro start at €99,800 and prices for the RS e-tron GT start at €138,200.

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May 3, 2021 - 04:03 pm

TU Graz SafeBattery project details battery ageing

Researchers at TU Graz, together with industry partners Audi, Daimler, and AVL, have looked into the entire battery lifecycle to detail ageing processes. The SafeBattery project ultimately aims to define parameters for the re-use of discarded EV batteries.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/10/18/vw-delivers-122100-bevs-in-q3-of-2021/
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