Skip to content
  • Login
  • deen
Technology

Alternative Drives

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

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

  • 04/18/17
    Models

    The architecture of e mobility: Audi e-tron Sportback concept

    Design study and technology demonstrator, electric car and power pack in the guise of a coupé: Audi presents a versatile concept car at the Auto Shanghai this spring. The four-door Gran Turismo Audi e-tron Sportback concept comes with a 320 kW electric drive. The formal idiom combines classic Audi elements with an array of trendsetting details: an electrifying architecture, tailored consistently to the technology and the package of the electric drive.
  • 03/07/17
    Technology

    New Audi e-gas offer as standard: 80 percent lower CO2 emissions

    Audi is presenting a very sustainable offer: The automaker is now offering customers climate-friendly Audi e-gas to power the A3 Sportback g-tron* – the fuel offer is included as standard and customers will pay only the regular natural gas price. With this deal, Audi is reducing the CO2 emissions of the g-tron fleet when running on gas by 80 percent**. Early this summer Audi will further expand its product range with two new models – the A4 Avant g-tron* and the A5 Sportback g-tron*, and the e-gas offer as standard applies to both models.
  • 03/07/17
    Technology

    Audi at the Geneva International Motor show: sporty prospects

    Audi is presenting six new models at the Geneva International Motor Show. Making their world premieres are the Audi Q8 sport concept, which is powered by a 3.0 TFSI V6 engine with a mild hybrid system, and the new RS 5 Coupé* – the Gran Turismo of RS models. Its counterpart in motorsport, the Audi RS 5 DTM, is starting the new season with over 500 hp of power. Two more show debuts accompany the brand’s sporty presentation: the Audi RS 3 Sportback* and the Audi SQ5 TFSI*. And with the A5 Sportback g-tron*, Audi also is presenting one of its sustainable drive concepts. The natural gas-powered car combines dynamic performance, everyday usability and elegant design with low CO2 emissions.
  • 03/07/17
    Models

    Power from gas: The new Audi A4 Avant g-tron

    Sporty and versatile: The A4 Avant g-tron* is yet another Audi vehicle offering sustainable mobility for the future. Dealers will begin taking orders for the midsize model starting in early summer 2017. It can be selected with climate-friendly Audi e-gas or compressed natural gas (CNG), or can be powered with gasoline.
  • 11/29/16
    Company

    BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi & Porsche Plan a Joint Venture for Ultra-Fast, High-Power Charging Along Major Highways in Europe

    BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe. The goal is the quick build-up of a sizable number of stations in order to enable long-range travel for battery electric vehicle drivers. This will be an important step towards facilitating mass-market BEV adoption.
  • 10/19/16
    Company

    Audi trains development engineers for electric mobility

    Audi engineers in the lecture hall: At the Technical University of Ingolstadt (THI), powertrain development engineers from Audi are expanding their knowledge in the field of electric mobility. The goal of the project is to increase their strategic and technical expertise. The company intends to further strengthen its innovative power by gaining additional stimulus from the world of science.
  • 09/05/16
    Technology

    Audi leads the pack – including in the “Auto Bild” test rankings

    Audi leads the pack – including in the tests conducted by “Auto Bild” magazine. The latest issue of the motoring publication lists the top 100 test cars, arranged in ten different categories. Audi is out in front wherever dynamics, driving safety and comfort are the key attributes – with two class wins for the Audi R8 V10 plus, 15 further top placings and a remarkable achievement in the noise emissions (interior acoustics) category.
  • 04/14/16
    Technology

    Audi pursues research into electric mobility – gains “Vorsprung” from 1.4 million kilometers (869,919.7 mi) of trials

    Audi has gained a wealth of experience from the 1.4 million kilometers (869,919.7 mi) covered as part of the Electric Mobility Showcase. The brand provided 80 Audi A1 e-tron prototypes and 40 production models of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron* for the four-year support program conducted by the German government and the automotive industry. Trial participants have come to appreciate electric driving as a new and very attractive form of mobility.
  • 02/29/16
    Technology

    New method for producing the synthetic fuel Audi e gas

    Audi is expanding capacities for the production of its sustainably produced e gas. Effective immediately, the Viessmann Group is the first partner company to produce additional quantities of the synthetic fuel in a new type of biological process. The pilot plant in Allendorf in the German state of Hesse was officially opened on Monday.
  • 10/13/15
    Models

    Quick charging with 150 kW of power: Audi is actively involved in CharIN e.V. initiative

    Quick and easy charging on the road is a key prerequisite for a breakthrough in electric mobility. That is also why Audi is actively involved in the Charging Interface Initiative e.V. (CharIN). This promotes technical standards in the field of Combined Charging Systems (CCS). The next step is charging with 150 kW of power.
  • 08/13/15
    Company

    Powerful battery in Audi electric car with cell modules from LG and Samsung

    Audi will develop the battery for a purely electrically powered sport utility vehicle on the basis of powerful cell modules from the South Korean suppliers LG Chem and Samsung SDI. The two Audi partners plan to invest in the cell technology in Europe and will supply the Ingolstadt-based car producer from their European plants. The new technology will give drivers of the Audi sport utility vehicle a range of more than 500 kilometers.
  • 07/15/15
    Technology

    Audi e-gas plant stabilizes electrical grid

    July 15, 2015 – The Audi e gas plant in the city of Werlte in Lower Saxony produces CO2 neutral fuel, and it also contributes toward stabilizing the public power grid. After successfully completing a test sequence, the plant is now qualified for participating in what is known as the electricity balancing market.
  • 05/21/15
    Technology

    Researchers produce first Audi “e-benzin”

    Audi logs another success in the development of sustainable, synthetic fuels: Collaboration partner Global Bioenergies has produced the first batch of Audi “e-benzin”.
  • 05/06/15
    Technology

    Audi at the 36th Vienna Motor Symposium

    Audi is presenting pioneering drive technologies at the 36th Vienna Motor Symposium, which takes place on May 7 and 8, 2015. The focus is on two topics – the new 2.0 TFSI as the most efficient two-liter gasoline engine in its class, and plug-in hybrid drive in the Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro.
  • 04/21/15
    Technology

    Fuel of the future: Research facility in Dresden produces first batch of Audi e-diesel

    Audi has taken another big step in the development of new, CO2 neutral fuels: A pilot plant in Dresden has started production of the synthetic fuel Audi e diesel.
  • 04/18/15
    Models

    Hands-on experience of the mobility of the future: Audi with new projects in “Electric Mobility Showcase”

    Audi is providing hands-on experience of sustainable future mobility and continuing its involvement in the German government’s “Electric Mobility Showcase” support program. From mid April, 40 of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron* will take to the roads in three different projects revolving around electric driving.
  • 04/16/15
    Audi MediaCenter

    Great class, minimal emissions – the new Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro

    The Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro marks the first time that Audi has combined a TFSI plug-in hybrid with quattro all-wheel drive. Audi developed it specially for Asian markets (China, Singapore and Japan). It is sporty, comfortable and at the same time supremely efficient. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in under six seconds while consuming just 2.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (94.1 US mpg) according to the measurement method specified in China for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV).
  • 04/16/15
    Audi MediaCenter

    The new Audi A6 L e-tron for China

    With the A6 L e-tron, Audi is taking an important step toward even greater fuel efficiency in China. The sedan has been developed specifically for the Chinese market. Its plug-in hybrid drive with 180 kW (245 hp) provides for powerful performance. The model consumes on average just 2.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (106.9 US mpg).
  • 03/02/15
    Models

    Great class, minimal emissions – the new Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro

    It accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in six seconds, and yet consumes not even two liters of diesel per 100 kilometers (117.6 US mpg). The Audi Q7 e-tron quattro is sporty, comfortable and at the same time highly efficient. The world’s first TDI plug in hybrid with quattro drive, it is also the first plug-in hybrid with a diesel engine from Audi.
  • 02/26/15
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi presents the new R8: The sporty spearhead just got even sharper

    No model with the four rings is closer to motorsport, none is more striking and more dynamic: at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi is presenting the second generation of its high-performance R8 sports car. The V10 mid-engine and a newly developed quattro drive ensure breathtaking driving performance, especially in the top-of-the-range version with 449 kW (610 hp): achieving 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 3.2 seconds, its top speed is 330 km/h (205.1 mph).
  • 12/10/14
    Models

    Five stars for the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron from Euro NCAP

    The Euro NCAP consortium has awarded the new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron* the maximum five star rating for crash safety. This puts the first volume production plug in hybrid from Audi among the safest cars in its class.
  • 11/19/14
    Models

    The Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro

    It covers over 500 kilometers (310.7 mi) on one tank of fuel – and its exhaust emits nothing more than a few drops of water: The A7 Sportback h-tron quattro uses a powerful, sporty electric drive with a fuel cell as its energy source, in combination with a hybrid battery and an additional electric motor in the rear. Its drive configuration makes the emission-free Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro a quattro through and through, with 170 kilowatts of power at its disposal – a new departure in fuel cell cars. There is no mechanical connection between the front and rear axles. As an e quattro, the A7 Sportback h-tron quattro features fully electronic management of torque distribution.
  • 03/27/14
    Models

    Audi energy: Audi and LichtBlick offer green electricity

    As an accompaniment to the market launch of the A3 e-tron*, Audi is offering customers in Germany green electricity – Audi energy. The cooperating partner is the Hamburg energy provider LichtBlick SE. With Audi energy, the A3 e-tron is totally emission-free when operated electrically.
  • 02/13/14
    Models

    Audi A3 g-tron: Advance sales get the green light

    The Audi A3 g-tron is all set to hit the roads. Advance sales at dealerships in Germany will kick off on February 13. The basic price will be 25,900 euros. Using the Audi e-gas fuel card, customers can opt for Audi e-gas to power their A3 g-tron without impacting the environment if they wish.
  • 01/31/14
    Technology

    Audi e-fuels pass the test in glass engine

    The development of Audi e-fuels has reached a new level. The synthetic fuels have now completed a test cycle in Ingolstadt in the pressure chamber and the glass engine – with clear results: Audi e-fuels often even perform better than their conventional counterparts.
  • 01/21/14
    Company

    Audi launches strategic partnership with Global Bioenergies

    Audi is launching a strategic partnership with Global Bioenergies. The carmaker will work with the French biotechnology company to promote the development of non-fossil fuels. In addition to the Audi e-gas and e-diesel projects, the research into e-gasoline is part of Audi’s persistent efforts to find alternative fuels.
  • 01/25/13
    Technology

    Complete Commitment to Renewable-Energy Revolution in Cars

    The wheels of a dark green MAN-TGX truck tractor with semi-trailer very slowly start to move. It is just after nine p.m. and the sound of the 16.2-liter V8 engine fills the ice-cold air. In the days to come, this 680-horsepower engine must not only ensure the towing of nearly 150 metric tons. It also has to meet great expectations by helping pave a path to the mobility of tomorrow.
  • 12/13/12
    Technology

    Topping-out ceremony for the Audi e-gas plant

    Audi will today celebrate its e-gas plant in Werlte, Germany with a topping-out ceremony. The brand with the four rings is the first carmaker to build a production plant for sustainable fuels. Its end products will be hydrogen and synthetic Audi e-gas, to be used as climate-friendly fuel for vehicles such as the new Audi A3 Sportback TCNG.

More Content

Back to top