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Animation: Audi e-tron Sportback – charging performance

Audi is shaping the mobility of the future today. There is no shortage of challenges: urbanization, scarce resources, digitization and sustainability. The answer from Audi to current and future challenges is Audi tron. As a complement to the highly efficient Audi TDI and TFSI engines, Audi is taking pioneering electric drive systems, synthetic fuels and groundbreaking fuel cell technologies from the laboratory to the road. The goal: sustainable mobility perfectly tailored to the needs of our customers.

Press Releases

  • 06/17/20
    Models

    Innovative aerodynamics concept of the Audi e-tron S models

    Aerodynamics is a key factor in range particularly with all-electric automobiles. Thanks to smart technology innovations, Audi’s sporty SUV coupé achieves a remarkably low drag coefficient figure of 0.26. The sophisticated aerodynamics concept features many innovative detailed solutions.
  • 06/02/20
    Technology

    Audi e-tron models with high charging performance

    The charging process is central to the everyday usability of an electric car. The shorter the stop required for charging the higher the customer’s satisfaction. Drivers of a fully electric Audi model thus benefit from high charging speeds because the charging capacity of up to 150 kW is available for a large portion of the charging procedure. This enables sophisticated thermal management of the lithium-ion battery. In order to assess the everyday usability of an electric car, customers should take not just the nominal maximum charging capacity but also the charging speed into account.
  • 05/29/20
    Technology

    Markus Duesmann launches “Artemis” project

    Two months after taking office as the new CEO at Audi, Markus Duesmann is setting up a unit for the accelerated development of additional automobile models. The head of the “Artemis” high-tech project will be Alex Hitzinger, a successful motorsport chief engineer and currently in charge of autonomous driving in the Group. He will work with a team of automotive and technology experts to – as a first step – “develop a pioneering model for Audi quickly and unbureaucratically,” says Duesmann. Resources and technologies of the entire Volkswagen Group are potentially available for this. Duesmann and his Volkswagen Group colleagues also expect the “Artemis” project to provide a blueprint for the future agile development of cars throughout the Volkswagen Group.

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