Tag: Audi

Apr 3, 2020 - 01:09 pm

Audi A8 won’t come as electric car

Audi is backing away from its initial idea of making its next-generation A8 sedan a battery-electric vehicle. Instead, the A8 will have a plug-in hybrid version with a more extended range.

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Apr 2, 2020 - 02:13 pm

Audi provides new EV platform details

Audi promises 30 electrified models by 2025, 20 of which will be BEVs. Audi USA has now provided further details of the four platforms on which these electric cars will be built. More information has also been revealed on the upcoming PPE architecture being developed jointly with Porsche.

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Mar 26, 2020 - 01:05 pm

Audi is considering battery assembly in Germany

Audi is planning an assembly plant for electric car battery packs near its plant in Ingolstadt. The cells for this are to continue to come from LG Chem. The Korean battery manufacturer also received a loan from the EIB for the expansion of the plant in Poland to what they say will be the world’s […]

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Feb 25, 2020 - 12:44 pm

Will software problems delay VW’s ID.3?

According to an article in German media, Volkswagen is still having massive software problems with ID.3. There is apparently some risk that the market launch of the first MEB model will have to be postponed. The group’s subsidiaries Audi and Porsche are also having their own troubles, only with batteries.

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Feb 24, 2020 - 04:27 pm

Battery manufacturing seal to be ready by 2022

The Global Battery Alliance wants to complete its planned seal for fairly manufactured batteries by 2022. A prototype should be ready by the end of this year. The aim is to provide consumers with significantly more information about the production of the batteries when they buy an electric car, among other things.

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Feb 22, 2020 - 06:04 pm

Audi presents e-tron & Sportback S models

Audi has now presented the more powerful S variants of the e-tron and e-tron Sportback with three electric motors. Their drive layout is based on the concept with two different asynchronous motors (ASM), designed as a modular system from the beginning of the e-tron series.

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Feb 19, 2020 - 01:56 pm

VW & Dealers agree on ID. sales model

Volkswagen and its partner association VAPV have agreed on a new distribution model in Germany for the all-electric ID. family. The agency model has apparently proven its worth in the fleet customer segment and will now be used in a similar form for private and small commercial customers.

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Feb 14, 2020 - 11:28 am

Audi e-tron 50 priced in the UK

The lower performance version of Audi’s first electric vehicle, the e-tron, will be available in the UK starting at £59,900, excluding the government’s £3,500 plug-in car grant.

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Feb 5, 2020 - 12:29 pm

A win for electric cars at the Super Bowl

At the Super Bowl in the USA, no less than four major carmakers advertised electric cars. While Porsche, Audi, GM and Ford had to pay over 5 million dollars for a 30-second spot, another manufacturer received positive PR completely free of charge: Players from both final teams raved about Tesla in interviews.

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Jan 26, 2020 - 03:04 pm

DCS launches UK-wide charging card for EVs

Digital Charging Solutions launches a unified solution with partner OEM to enable EV drivers to access stations from more than fifteen domestic providers such as Podpoint, Source London, or Ionity.

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Jan 26, 2020 - 02:44 pm

Audi makes changes in Brussels factory for e-tron

Audi is making some major personnel changes at their Brussels plant, where the e-tron quattro electric SUV is manufactured. The jobs of at least 145 temporary workers are to be put on hold. In the worst case, this lot could threaten up to 250 employees.

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Jan 21, 2020 - 10:11 pm

Audi to launch Q5 & A8 PHEVs in the USA

Audi is bringing two plug-in hybrid models to the US market, the Q5 SUV and A8 flagship in the coming months. The carmaker says they come “at a competitive price point,” the Q5 plug-in hybrid especially.

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Jan 21, 2020 - 04:54 pm

EV charging infrastructure roll-out in Brazil

Brazil’s EV charging infrastructure is moving ahead with both public and private actors. Volvo, BMW and Portugal-based energy firm EDP are among them, along with Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Siemens, ABB and Electric Mobility Brazil from Sao Paulo.

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Jan 19, 2020 - 06:36 pm

Audi to install 4,500 charge points at its plants

Audi wants to invest around 100 million euros in charging infrastructure to install at its own sites and is planning more than 4,500 charging points, most of which will also be publicly accessible. The majority will stand at Audi’s German plants with some at other locations as well.

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Dec 17, 2019 - 05:01 pm

Audi opens Brand Experience Center at Munich Airport

Audi has set up the “Brand Experience Center” at Munich Airport. The building has integrated solar cells and two power storage units from 2nd-life batteries. The electricity generated is also used for one of the largest charging parks in Europe.

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Dec 17, 2019 - 04:17 pm

Audi and Umicore use recycled cobalt and nickel

Audi and Umicore have completed the test phase of their research cooperation. According to this, more than 90 per cent of the cobalt and nickel from e-tron batteries can be recycled. Starting in January, the recycled materials will be used in new battery cells.

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Dec 10, 2019 - 01:49 pm

The next Audi Q7 comes with 2 hybrid variants

Audi has started advance sales of the Q7 TFSI e quattro in Germany and other European countries. The plug-in hybrid SUV is available in two power levels with 280 kW and 335 kW. In each case, however, the electrical range is not excessive.

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Nov 28, 2019 - 01:27 pm

Audi increases efficiency in the e-Tron

Audi has introduced a technology update for the entire e-Tron series. With a few adjustments to the software and hardware, efficiency is to be increased, which will increase the WLTP range by around 25 kilometres. However, it is not possible to update the vehicles already delivered.

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Nov 20, 2019 - 06:34 am

Audi shows the e-tron Sportback in Los Angeles

Audi is expanding its e-tron family with a second body shape. With the e-tron Sportback, the German VW subsidiary is introducing a fully electric SUV coupé that can even (theoretically) drive a little further than the well-known e-tron 55 Quattro.

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Nov 17, 2019 - 06:08 pm

Volkswagen: €33Bn for e-mobility / New Audi boss

Volkswagen again accelerates its electric transformation. Planning Round 68 saw the Group increase the investments planned for 2020 to 2024 by 10%, that’s almost 60 billion euros to spend on electromobility, hybridisation and digitisation during this period.

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Oct 22, 2019 - 01:52 pm

Audi rumoured to plan TT successor to rival Model 3

According to a German media report, the Audi TT could have a purely electric successor. The basic sporty design is to be retained, but concept changes will include more than just the drive technology. In addition, Audi is apparently planning a direct rival to the Tesla Model 3.

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Oct 21, 2019 - 12:43 pm

Audi to release A6 plug-in hybrid

Audi is expanding its range of electrified models to include the A6 55 TFSI e quattro. However, the plug-in hybrid can only be ordered for the limousine of the popular company car model – from just under 69,000 euros.

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Oct 16, 2019 - 02:22 pm

Audi to release plug-in hybrid A8

Audi is equipping its luxury A8 series with a plug-in hybrid drive. The A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro offers 330 kW system power and a purely electric WLTP range of up to 46 kilometres. As with the A7 PHEV, Audi intends to compensate for the shorter range by making greater use of the EV […]

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https://www.electrive.com/2020/04/03/audi-a8-wont-come-as-electric-car/
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