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At Audi, the term “e-tron” refers to all cars that can cover longer distances solely on electric power. The brand is taking a broad approach to this subject field and is pursuing a number of different concepts, from purely electric drive systems and plug-in hybrids to an electric quattro powertrain.

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  • Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro
    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.
  • Hands-on experience of the mobility of the future: Audi with new projects in “Electric Mobility Showcase”
    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.
  • Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro (offer on the Chinese market)
    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).
  • Audi A6 L e-tron (offer on the Chinese market)
    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).
  • Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro
    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.
  • Audi R8 V10
    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).
  • Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
    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.
  • Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
    10/03/14
    Models

    eCar Award for Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

    Audi scores with its plug-in hybrid strategy. At the eCar Awards by Auto Bild and Auto Test magazines, Audi took first place with the A3 Sportback e-tron* and the TT offroad concept car.
  • Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
    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.
  • Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
    09/10/13
    Models

    The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

    The A3 Sportback e-tron from Audi is a latest-generation plug-in-hybrid car. The premium compact vehicle will go on sale from 2014 and is a genuine Audi. It combines sporty power with impressive efficiency and abundant driving enjoyment with unrestricted everyday utility. The A3 Sportback e-tron offers 150 kW (204 hp) of system power and achieves average consumption of only 1.5 liters per 100 kilometers (156.81 US mpg) of gasoline. In the electric mode its operating range is up to 50 kilometers (31.07 miles), with the TFSI engine adding a further 890 kilometers (553.02 miles).
  • Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
    05/27/13
    Models

    The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

    The A3 Sportback e-tron from Audi is a latest-generation plug-in-hybrid car. The premium compact vehicle will go on sale from 2014 and is a genuine Audi. It combines sporty power with impressive efficiency and abundant driving enjoyment with unrestricted everyday utility. The A3 Sportback e tron offers 150 kW (204 hp) of system power and achieves average consumption of only 1.5 liters per 100 km (156.81 US mpg) of gasoline. In the electric mode its operating range is up to 50 kilometers (31.07 miles), with the TFSI engine adding a further 890 km (553.02 miles).
  • Audi future lab: mobility
    10/16/12
    Technology

    Idea platform for electric mobility

    The e performance research project has concluded after three years of work. Audi collaborated with Bosch and several institutes at the RWTH Aachen University to develop a technology platform that is a major advance for electric mobility. The platform’s modules can be used in a variety of electric-powered automobiles. One such vehicle is the sporty “e Sport” technology platform.
  • High-Voltage Battery Project House
    05/09/12
    Technology

    High-voltage battery technology at Audi: Core competence at the Ingolstadt site

    Research, development and testing for the lithium-ion battery: AUDI AG is setting new standards in the development of high-voltage (HV) technology. On the eve of its 123rd Annual General Meeting, the Company opened its high-voltage battery project house in Gaimersheim near Ingolstadt. In this competence center, Development, Production and partner companies are working together for the first time to construct a prototype for these special battery cells.
  • Combined Charging System
    10/12/11
    Technology

    The universal charging system for electric vehicles jointly demonstrated by German vehicles manufactures for the first time

    The German vehicle manufactures Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche, and Volkswagen are going to present the Combined Charging System at the 15th International VDI-Congress and Exhibition “Electronic Systems for Motor Vehicles” from 2011-10-12/13 for the first time. The Combined Charging System has been developed in close cooperation with the American vehicle manufacturers Ford and General Motors (GM). This universal charging system needs only a single charging interface at the vehicle allowing the customer to charge with all existing charging methods: one-phase AC-charging, fast three-phase AC-charging, DC-charging at home or ultra-fast DC-charging at public charging stations.
  • The Audi A3 e-tron technology platform
    04/08/11
    Technology

    The Audi A3 e-tron technology platform – an all-rounder for everyday urban driving

    The Audi A3 e-tron technology platform is an all-rounder for everyday urban driving and offers a glimpse at possible production solutions. The compact model has a purely electric drive system. A powerful electric motor and a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery ensure agile performance and an impressive range.
  • Audi e-tron quattro
    03/24/11
    Technology

    The Audi e-tron quattro – the next-generation quattro

    Audi is developing the quattro drive of the future: the e-tron quattro. This concept from Audi combines the advantages of the proven quattro drive system with the potential of electric mobility. The plug-in hybrid with a combustion engine and two electric motors affords especially efficient operating modes and new possibilities in quattro driving dynamics. The new hybrid drive is currently undergoing testing in a winter environment on Swedish testing grounds.
  • 09/16/10
    Technology

    Car manufacturers support integrated standard for a modular connector system for electric vehicle charging

    Car manufacturers Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen commonly support a modular connector system for electric vehicle charging. A globally integrated standard is to ensure that customers always have direct and easy access to the energy grid, independent of vehicle brand and supplier of electric energy. The company development directors have decided to conceptualize a modular connector system made from two parts: The core of the connector system has been submitted for standardization under the designation IEC 62196-2 Type 2 for single- up to three-phase charging with alternating current (AC). An extension for direct current (DC) is currently being developed.

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