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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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  • 10/07/19
    Technology

    TechDay Insight e-mobility

    Audi is consistently pursuing the path of sustainable mobility and is promoting its electrification strategy - a process that involves all areas of the company. The aim: Audi intends to be carbon-neutral on balance at all locations worldwide by 2050 at the latest. In order to be able to offer electric cars for every vehicle segment, the company is relying on four production platforms. The range of plug-in hybrids on offer is also being further expanded. After all, the brand with the four rings intends to put more than 30 electrified models on the market by 2025, which constitutes a 40 percent share in sales.
  • 10/07/19
    Technology

    Plug-In Hybrid Campaign

    In all-electric operation, they are locally emissions-free, efficient and sporty all at once: The new plug-in hybrid models for the medium-size to luxury class constitute an important element of Audi’s electrification strategy. They combine a gasoline engine with a powerful electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. This combination of sportiness and efficiency is unique in the competitive environment: Thanks to their high overall system performance, the plug-in hybrids convince customers with their sporty driving performance. At the same time, the predictive operating strategy adjusts the electric and conventional drive types such that customers benefit from a great electric range and low gasoline consumption.
  • 10/07/19
    Technology

    BEV Platform Strategy

    Audi is taking a consistent approach to aligning its product portfolio with electric mobility, from the compact segment all the way to the performance models. To this end, the company is making use of group-wide synergies and relying on four platforms in both Development and Production. This allows the brand to offer its customers customized solutions for every vehicle segment. With the e-tron*, Audi has built its first high-volume SUV on an adapted variant of the modular longitudinal platform (MLB evo for short). The four-door Gran Turismo e-tron GT concept is based on the Porsche platform with the designation J1. The more compact electric cars are based on the versatile modular electrification platform (MEB) from the Volkswagen Group, and the innovative, large electric models use the new Premium Platform Electric (PPE).
  • 10/07/19
    Technology

    E-mobility Road Map

    Audi is electrifying its model range consistently and transforming into an electric car manufacturer with an extensive model portfolio. To this end, the company is relying on four production platforms in order to be able to offer electric cars for every vehicle segment. The range of plug-in hybrids on offer is also being further expanded with a product initiative in 2019. The company is promoting its electrification strategy in the areas of brand strategy, sales organization, production and personnel qualification resolutely and at high speed.
  • 10/07/19
    Technology

    Divisions Undergoing Change

    Audi is transforming into a provider of electric mobility—a process that involves all areas of the company. After all, the brand with the four rings intends to put more than 30 electrified models on the market by 2025, which constitutes a 40 percent share in sales. In doing so, Audi is consistently pursuing the path of sustainable mobility. Accordingly, the areas of Procurement and Production are also aligning themselves more strongly with sustainability-related criteria. The skills and experiences from the development and production of the Audi e-tron* will be incorporated into the upcoming projects for the all-electric models. The activities are flanked by comprehensive training and development concepts.

Press Releases

  • 06/22/21
    Company

    Audi CEO Duesmann at Berlin climate conference: |accelerated transition to e-mobility

    Production of Audi’s final completely newly developed combustion engine model will start in just four years. And beginning in 2026, the premium brand will only release new models onto the global market that are powered purely by electricity. As part of its strategic realignment, the company is accelerating the transition to e-mobility. The manufacturer will be gradually phasing out the production of internal combustion engines until 2033. Audi aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 at the latest.
  • 05/25/21
    Models

    Progressive and sporty into the new model year: The Audi e-tron S line black edition

    A progressive, profoundly sporty exterior look with a black Singleframe and black side mirror caps, an interior with orange accents – Audi presents its fully electric SUV models e-tron and e-tron Sportback in the S line black edition. Presales just started in Germany and other European markets.
  • 05/21/21
    Company

    Audi pilots concept for quick charging

    Audi is driving its transformation as a provider of sustainable premium mobility. The brand plans to ramp up its efforts by 2025 with a wide range of more than 20 fully electric models. The key to its success and the crux of this transformation is the availability of charging infrastructure. Audi is working on a concept for quick-charging for premium-level electromobility. A pilot project in the second half of the year will provide a specific outlook and a practical test for a possible serial roll-out.
  • 05/03/21
    Models

    The Audi e-tron GT – a Gran Turismo unlike any other – now available in numerous markets

    It’s an Audi unlike any other, and as of today, the e-tron GT is now on sale at dealerships across Europe. The fully electric Gran Turismo is available in two models, in both cases with all-wheel drive. As the Audi e-tron GT quattro, it has a starting price of 99,800 euros in Germany. The RS e-tron GT is available starting at 138,200 euros.
  • 04/19/21
    Models

    Audi A6 e-tron concept – the next e-volution

    Audi is resolutely pushing ahead with its “e-volution” towards electric mobility and will be unveiling the forerunner of an innovative family of fully electric, production cars – the four-door Audi A6 e-tron concept – at the Auto Shanghai 2021 show. A completely new technology architecture, the “Premium Platform Electric,” or PPE for short, will serve as the technology platform for these vehicles in the future. Beginning in late 2022, the first production cars in the C- and later also B-segment will be relaunched with PPE technology, including – a first in the market for electric vehicles – both SUVs with a high ground clearance and dynamically styled models with a lower ride height, such as the upcoming Audi A6 e-tron.
  • 04/19/21
    Company

    Four world premieres and PPE technology – Audi at Auto Shanghai 2021

    For the first time the presentation of AUDI AG at Auto Shanghai 2021 is taking place with two partners at a shared trade-fair stand. Audi and its Chinese partner companies FAW and SAIC are showing no fewer than four world premieres: the brand-new Audi A6 e-tron concept vehicle and the all-round updated Audi Q5L, in addition the Audi A7L and an SUV study, still kept beneath a cover, named Audi concept Shanghai – the first two products made by a new partner, SAIC Audi.
  • 04/14/21
    Company

    Electrifying: the online world premiere of the Audi Q4 e-tron

    Audi is pressing forward consistently with its electrification offensive: at a world premiere with celebrity participants, the Four Rings company presented the Audi Q4 e-tron and the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron. These all-electric models represent the brand’s entry into premium e-mobility in the compact segment. At the second digital Celebration of Progress, in the company of Audi experts and international guests, the Four Rings demonstrated the highlights of the SUV/CUV: typical e-tron design, cutting-edge display technologies and impressive spaciousness.
  • 04/14/21
    Models

    Electric, efficient and emotionally appealing: Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron

    Versatile all-rounders for everyday use that transfer the progressive design of the concept cars into series production and that can be driven locally without any emissions: The Audi Q4 e-tron and the Q4 Sportback e-tron are the first compact electric SUVs from the brand with the Four Rings.
  • 04/07/21
    Models

    Save the date: the online world premiere of the Audi Q4 e-tron

    The Audi Q4 e-tron is the first all-electric SUV of the Four Rings brand in the compact-car segment, combining pioneering design, cutting-edge display technologies and outstanding spaciousness. In this way Audi is consistently pressing ahead with its offensive for electrification. The world premiere will take place on 14 April 2021 as part of a digital event.
  • 03/30/21
    Technology

    Precision in every detail: Toolmaking translates the emotional design of the Audi Q4 e-tron into sheet metal

    Striking lines, smooth surfaces, and eye-catching quattro blisters – with its Q4 e-tron, Audi is taking the next step in the evolution of its electric models’ design language. The compact SUV brings the lines that the Audi Q4 concept demo car introduced at the beginning of 2019 to a production model. This is the responsibility of Audi’s toolmaking team, which translates the designers’ ideas into production and their emotionality into sheet metal with the utmost precision. Precision down to a thousandth of a millimeter when designing and building the tools, in fact – which is why toolmaking plays such a crucial role in Audi’s high standards of quality.
  • 03/09/21
    Models

    A new dimension of e-mobility: the Audi Q4 e-tron sets a benchmark for interior and operation

    Welcome aboard: The driver and passengers experience entirely new dimensions in the new Audi Q4 e-tron. The spaciousness of the electric compact SUV far exceeds the current class boundaries, and offers an amount of space comparable to that offered in the full-size class. The display concept has also reached a new dimension: The augmented reality head-up display brings the real and virtual worlds together, and the MMI display has a diagonal of up to 11.6 inches (option will be available around the end of the year). The new steering wheel generation with touch operation represents the new electric model’s course for the future. In terms of stowage compartments, the Audi Q4 e-tron scores high with a total volume of around 25 liters (0.9 cu ft), and the bottle holders in the top section of the doors are a further highlight. The airy and progressive interior design allows customers to experience the new technology era.
  • 02/09/21
    Models

    Dynamic and high-caliber: the online world premiere of the Audi e-tron GT

    With an energized driving demonstration and a world premiere featuring high-caliber participants, Audi has presented its new electric spearhead – the Audi e-tron GT. In two events on the digital Day of Progress, the Four Rings showcased the highlights of this fully electric Gran Turismo: dynamic driving performance, emotional design, and sustainability.
  • 02/04/21
    Technology

    Save the Date: Online world premiere of the Audi e-tron GT

    Sustainability, emotional design, and high performance: the new Audi e-tron GT* combines these qualities in a re-interpretation of ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’. The world premiere of the electric spearhead of the Four Rings will take place with two digital events on 9 February 2021.
  • 01/21/21
    Models

    Marc Lichte: “Aesthetics arise from efficiency”

    “The most beautiful car I have ever drawn.” Marc Lichte, Head of Audi Design, chose these words in the fall of 2018, when the brand presented the Audi e-tron GT concept as a show car in Los Angeles. Two years later, the first fully electric gran turismo from Audi is about to celebrate its premiere as a series production model. This is the perfect time to talk to Marc Lichte about the importance of the e-tron GT.
  • 01/14/21
    Technology

    Preventing blackouts with intelligence: Audi e-tron is ready for grid-optimized charging

    When several electric cars are charging at the same time, the street will go dark – that is one gloomy vision of the future that skeptics of electric mobility are painting. As part of a small-scale test, Audi has found a clear answer to this problem: Intelligent and grid-optimized charging relieves the grid and can help to increase the acceptance of electric mobility further. The Audi e-tron models and the charging system connect are already prepared and ready.
  • 12/17/20
    Models

    Efficiency – charging comfort – everyday usability: the plug-in hybrids from Audi

    Audi is rapidly expanding its range of plug-in hybrid models. The latest models of the A3 Sportback, Q3, and Q3 Sportback, as well as the Q8 complement the portfolio in the compact segment and full-size class. Their common strengths are a confident driving experience, straightforward charging management, and great everyday usability. These three strengths make up the fundamental target triangle in the development work for the plug-in hybrid models at Audi.
  • 12/16/20
    Models

    Virtual reality and 3D scans: Digitally planned production of the Audi e-tron GT

    The Audi e-tron GT is the first four rings model for which production was planned entirely without physical prototypes. Multiple technical innovations made this possible, including three-dimensional building scans, machine learning processes and the use of virtual reality. All assembly processes, such as procedures and employee actions were tested and optimized in virtual spaces that model their real-world counterparts down to the finest detail. Virtual planning is now used across site boundaries, enabling digital, connected working without business trips or foreign assignments – and not just during the coronavirus pandemic. 3D scans and the planning in virtual spaces make processes more efficient and sustainable.
  • 12/09/20
    Models

    Audi e-tron GT enters series production: Carbon-neutral production begins at the Böllinger Höfe

    At the Böllinger Höfe, passion meets precision, innovation and sustainability: Series production of the fully electric-powered Audi e-tron GT is getting underway there. High performance and environmental awareness go hand-in-hand here. With 100 percent eco-electricity and heat from regenerative sources, production is net carbon-neutral. The resource-conserving vehicle production process also avoids paper and packaging, uses aluminum and polymer closed loops, and in a first for a new Audi model was planned without any physical prototypes at all.
  • 12/07/20
    Models

    Compact hybrid with 245 PS system output: The Audi A3 Sportback 45 TFSI e

    Audi continues its electrification campaign in the compact class: Presales of the A3 Sportback 45 TFSI e will start in Germany this week. The brand with the four rings is thereby complementing the A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e with a sporty model that has more power and more extensive equipment. Its plug-in hybrid drive has a system output of 180 kW (245 PS) and 400 Nm (295.0 lb-ft) of system torque.
  • 11/25/20
    Models

    Audi further improves the e-tron product line: AC charging with 22 kW of power, greater driving convenience

    Faster charging, more convenience behind the wheel – Audi is systematically enhancing its e-tron models. The all-electric SUV and e-tron Sportback* SUV coupe are receiving a number of new equipment features.
  • 11/05/20
    Models

    The moment of truth: Formula E driver Lucas di Grassi tests production-based RS e-tron GT

    A late-summer day in Neuburg an der Donau. Parked in front of the building of Audi’s Competence Center Motorsport is a production-based RS e-tron GT, surrounded by four men. Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s Formula E driver and champion of the 2016/17 season Lucas di Grassi is engaged in a discussion with three e-tron GT developers: Dennis Schmitz from Audi, Jaan-Mattes Reiling from Audi Sport GmbH and Christian Schröder from development partner PSW, an Audi subsidiary.
  • 10/23/20
    Models

    Intelligent assistant for electric driving: the Audi e-tron route planner

    The e-tron route planner is installed on all of Audi’s fully electric e-tron models. As standard equipment and part of the Audi connect services, it offers customers elementary route planning, which can be done before starting a trip, either using the myAudi app or the in-car navigation system. Once on the road, drivers can rely on always traveling the fastest of all possible routes, supported by the system ideally planning the required charging stops – whenever the destination is located outside of the car’s range. Using new algorithms, the extended e-tron route planner is geared to more effectively taking the unique characteristics of electric driving into account. Daily data updates and individual routes enhance everyday usability.
  • 10/13/20
    Models

    Plug-in hybrid rounds off Q8 product line: The Audi Q8 TFSI e quattro

    Electric range of up to 59 kilometers (36.7 mi) in the NEDC (47 kilometers (29.2 mi) in the WLTP cycle), a sporty character, and great everyday usability: Audi is presenting the Q8 with plug-in hybrid drive. The new model closes the last gap in the Q8 range and provides an innovative combination of efficiency and power. The SUV Coupé is available in two performance versions. The Q8 55 TFSI e quattro achieves a system output of 280 kW (381 PS). The Q8 60 TFSI e quattro even achieves a system output of 340 kW (462 PS).
  • 10/08/20
    Models

    Passion for quality and progressiveness: the new Audi e-tron GT

    Passion for detail, maximum precision, and top quality: The new Audi e-tron GT reflects all the passion with which Audi develops and builds cars. For the production of the electrically powered Gran Turismo at Audi Böllinger Höfe at the Neckarsulm site, the company uses customized new technologies – however, the finishing touches are applied by highly skilled hands. And since the dynamic work of art must also sound good, Audi has brought musical flair and technical competence to bear in composing a unique sound for the e-tron GT. It sounds powerful and progressive – just as an Audi should.
  • 09/29/20
    Technology

    Drive up to 78 km (48.5 mi) on electric power: The New Audi A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e

    Up to 78 kilometers (48.5 mi) of electric range (NEDC) and 150 kW (204 PS) of system output: Audi presents the A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e. The compact plug-in hybrid is locally emissions-free, offers sporty driving performance with high efficiency, and features all the strengths of the new A3 product line. Sales in Germany begin in fall 2020 at a base price of EUR 37,470.92. Customers can claim a total of EUR 6,750 in incentives**.
  • 09/11/20
    Technology

    Locally emission-free, efficient and fit for daily driving: Audi’s formula for plug-in hybrids

    A conventional internal combustion engine or a fully electric powertrain? There is a third answer to this fundamental question of modern mobility: PHEV – a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle or in short: a plug-in hybrid. The combination of a conventional internal combustion engine (IC engine) and an electric motor supplied with energy from a lithium-ion battery at the rear of the vehicle enables locally emission-free driving and low overall consumption. An overview of the current Audi technologies and models.
  • 08/12/20
    Models

    Audi quattro sets standards in the age of electric mobility

    For four decades, Audi has been setting the pace with permanent quattro all-wheel drive and thus initiated a paradigm shift in powertrain technology in the automotive world and in motorsport. The brand is now using the knowledge it has accumulated in this area since 1980 for the next step. The electric quattro in the models of the e-tron range marks Audi’s next milestone achievement in the age of electric mobility. Enjoyable driving and efficiency are fused into a total package.
  • 07/23/20
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    Electric cars as part of the energy transition: Audi is researching bidirectional charging technology

    Increasing network stability, lowering electricity costs, and contributing to climate protection – that is the vision that Audi and the Hager Group are pursuing. The incorporation of the electric car into the domestic grid is at the core of an innovative research project on bidirectional charging. This offers major advantages in combination with a photovoltaic system in particular. Excess PV electricity can be stored temporarily and output as needed.
  • 07/16/20
    Models

    Audi e-tron Is World Market Leader in Its Segment

    The Audi e-tron is the worldwide market leader in its segment. The first fully electric series production model from Audi is popular all over the world with customers and media alike. Numerous awards and comparative tests stand testament to this. With the e-tron GT, the Q4 e-tron, and the Q4 Sportback e-tron, Audi is looking toward an electric year 2021 in both senses of the word.
  • 07/15/20
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    Audi is number one in terms of patents for electric drives

    Technical Development – internally referred to at Audi as “TE” – is the place where the brand’s heart beats. It is the place where “Vorsprung durch Technik” becomes a reality. The engineers develop innovations from the initial idea to market level. The new “Audi TechFocus” online newsletter provides detailed insights behind the scenes of TE. The topic of the premiere issue: patents. Or: this is how we document “Vorsprung durch Technik.”
  • 07/07/20
    Models

    The Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept

    From a technical perspective, they are identical twins, but in terms of their shape, they each have their own unmistakable and characteristic features: The Audi Q4 e-tron concept gave visitors to the 2019 Geneva Motor Show a taste of the first compact electric SUV from Audi. With the Q4 Sportback e-tron, the brand is now presenting the second model of the product line that will go into production in 2021 as an SUV Coupé.
  • 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.
  • 04/27/20
    Models

    Audi full-size station wagon now as a plug-in hybrid: the new A6 Avant TFSI e quattro

    Beautiful station wagons are called Avant – and are now also electrically driven and have zero local emissions. Following the A6 Sedan, the Audi full-size station wagon is now entering the market as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The intelligent drive management with a predictive operating strategy enables the new Audi A6 Avant 55 TFSI e quattro** to achieve a high electric range, low fuel consumption and dynamic performance. The Audi A6 Avant PHEV has a comprehensive range of standard equipment on board, including the S line exterior package, Audi virtual cockpit, Matrix LED headlights as well as sport suspension and sport seats.
  • 02/28/20
    Models

    Dynamic, agile and electric: Audi presents drive concept for e-tron S-models

    Audi is systematically moving forward with its e-offensive: The Audi e-tron and the Audi e-tron Sportback are becoming more agile, sharper and more dynamic as S models. The three electric motors, two of which are located on the rear axle, together provide 370 kW of boost power and 973 Nm (717.6 lb-ft) of torque. This allows the two purely electrically driven models to accelerate to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.5 seconds. The intelligent drive control raises vehicle safety, and dynamic handling in particular, to a new level: In addition to the electric all-wheel drive, there is the electric torque vectoring with active and fully variable torque distribution on the rear axle.
  • 01/27/20
    Models

    Audi e-tron Charging Service: New price model and more favorable conditions at IONITY

    One year after launching its own charging service, Audi is introducing a kWh-based price to the e-tron Charging Service that allows customers to charge their cars with quick-charge service provider IONITY. Here, e-tron customers benefit from heavily discounted rates with the transit rate at 31 cents per kilowatt hour used. Everyday usability is underlined by the fact that the number of countries and charging points connected has doubled since the market launch. With a contract, the premium charging service makes around 135,000 public charging points in 24 countries accessible. When driving abroad, customers can charge their cars according to the local purchasing conditions without any extra costs.
  • 01/17/20
    Technology

    Audi invests around EUR 100 million in charging infrastructure at own sites

    On its journey to becoming a provider of entirely CO2-neutral premium mobility, Audi is making excellent progress at its own sites. By the middle of 2022, the premium brand will equip one in ten parking spaces with a possibility to charge electric cars, most of which will be accessible to the public. This independent concept is the largest charging infrastructure project carried out by a German employer. The investment provides Audi with a head start in terms of setup and operation expertise for the hardware and software of such charging concepts while also allowing the company to pilot a new business area of mobility.
  • 12/09/19
    Models

    Luxury, space and efficiency: The Audi Q7 TFSI e quattro

    Step by step, Audi is putting its new electrified models on the road. Presales of the Q7 TFSI e quattro (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 3.0–2.8; combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km*: 22.9–21.9; combined CO2 emissions in g/km*: 69–64) have just started in Germany and other European countries. The SUV, whose plug-in hybrid drive combines a three-liter V6 gasoline engine with a powerful electric motor, is available in two power levels. The top-of-the-line version offers a system output of 335 kW (456 PS) and 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of system torque (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 3.0–2.8; combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km*: 22.9–22.2; combined CO2 emissions in g/km*: 69–64), while the second version delivers 280 kW (381 PS) and 600 Nm (442.5 lb-ft) (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 3.0–2.8; combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km*: 22.4–21.9; combined CO2 emissions in g/km*: 69–64).
  • 11/28/19
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    Better efficiency and longer range: technical update for the Audi e-tron

    Just in time for the premiere of the e-tron Sportback**, Audi is introducing a standard technical update for its first electric product line. This combines optimized drive system hardware with software adjustments to improve efficiency. As a result, all versions of the e-tron SUV will come off the assembly line with an extra 25 kilometers (15.5 mi) or so of range. The new models are available now to customers in Europe.
  • 11/18/19
    Models

    Save the date: world premiere of the Audi e-tron Sportback in Los Angeles

    Even if you can’t be there, you don’t have to miss a thing: you can watch the November 19 world premiere of the Audi e-tron Sportback in Los Angeles online. Audi will broadcast at 6:00 p.m. local time (3:00 a.m. CET on November 20) on Audi MediaTV and on the social media channels of AUDI AG.
  • 11/12/19
    Models

    Audi wins two “Golden Steering Wheel” awards The A1 and the e-tron win their classes

    Double win for Audi in the “Golden Steering Wheel 2019” contest: The A1 Sportback and the fully electric e-tron won in their respective categories “Small Cars” and “Large SUV.” Readers of the German automotive trade magazine Auto Bild, its European sister publications and the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag voted to determine the finalists. An international panel of experts crowned the winners from these nominations.
  • 10/21/19
    Models

    Electrifying full-size sedan: the Audi A6 55 TFSI e quattro

    Audi is expanding its portfolio of electrified models consistently: Five powerful cars with plug-in hybrid drive are making their debut in the second half of 2019 alone. Presales of the A6 55 TFSI e quattro (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 2.1–1.9 (112.0 – 123.8 US mpg); combined energy consumption in kWh/100 km*: 17.9 – 17.4; combined CO2 emissions in g/km*: 47 – 43 (75.6 – 69.2 g/mi) are starting in Germany. With its system output of 270 kW (367 PS), it delivers a confident performance.
  • 10/16/19
    Models

    Luxury meets efficiency: the Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro

    With the new A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 2.7 – 2.5 (87.1 – 94.1 US mpg); combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km*: 21.2 – 20.9; combined CO2 emissions in g/km*: 61 – 57* (98.2 – 91.7 g/mi)), Audi is offering its customers electric driving in the luxury class for the first time. The combination of plug-in hybrid drive and intelligent drive management allows distances of up to 46 kilometers (28.6 mi) (measured in accordance with WLTP) to be covered with electric drive alone, turning a large portion of daily journeys into an emissions-free and nearly silent driving experience. The system power of 330 kW (449 PS) and system torque of 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) ensure impressive vehicle dynamics.
  • 10/07/19
    Technology

    Road map E: Audi in the era of electric mobility

    Audi is transforming into a provider of electric mobility—a process that involves all areas of the company. After all, the brand with the four rings intends to put more than 30 electrified models on the market by 2025, which constitutes a 40 percent share in sales. In doing so, Audi is consistently pursuing the path of sustainable mobility. Accordingly, the areas of Procurement and Production are also aligning themselves more strongly with sustainability-related criteria. The skills and experiences from the development and production of the Audi e-tron* will be incorporated into the upcoming projects for the all-electric models. The activities are flanked by comprehensive training and development concepts.
  • 09/10/19
    Models

    The Off-Roader of the Future – the Audi AI:TRAIL quattro

    Audi is completing its quartet of visionary vehicles and will be at IAA 2019 to showcase an electric off-roader for the future of road transport: the Audi AI:TRAIL quattro, a comprehensive concept for sustainable mobility off the beaten track. All four visionary use case vehicles—the Audi Aicon, AI:ME, AI:RACE and AI:TRAIL will be on show together at Audi’s stand in Hall 3 throughout the whole of IAA 2019.
  • 09/09/19
    Models

    The Gran Turismo among the plug-in hybrids: Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro

    Audi is systematically pursuing its electrification strategy and is now offering its large four-door coupe as a powerful and efficient PHEV. Intelligent drive management with a predictive operating strategy enables high electric range, low fuel consumption and dynamic performance. The new Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro combines all of that with a system output of 270 kW (367 PS) (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 2.1 – 1.9 (112.0 – 123.8 US mpg); combined electrical consumption in kWh/100 km*: 18.1 – 17.5; combined CO2 emissions in g/km*: 48 – 44 (77.2 – 70.8 g/mi)). A comprehensive list of standard equipment with S line exterior package and sport suspension round out the sporty look.
  • 08/26/19
    Models

    Ten countries in 24 hours: Audi e-tron on tour

    Ten European countries in 24 hours – the Audi e-tron (combined electrical consumption in kWh/100 km*: 26.4 - 22.9 (WLTP); 24.6 - 23.7 (NEDC), combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 0 (0 g/mi)) has impressively demonstrated its long-distance qualities. On August 20, nine journalists set out on the tour stretching over 1,600 km (994.2 mi) from Lake Bled in Slovenia to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The electric SUV with its long range and short charging stops proved to be a compelling proposition. Combined with its powerful drive and comfortable interior, it turns electric touring into a premium experience.
  • 07/11/19
    Company

    Audi Neckarsulm logistics specialists testing business model for mobile charging station

    Logistics specialists from the Audi Neckarsulm site have devised a new business model: They are offering flexible charging with an all-round service. The Neckarsulm experts use the ParkE mobile charging station, a project developed in 2018 by the think tank Audi Denkwerkstatt Berlin.
  • 05/24/19
    Technology

    Audi Opens Battery Storage Unit on Berlin EUREF Campus

    Audi is electrifying the capital: In the context of the Formula E guest performance in Berlin, the brand with the four rings has opened up Germany’s largest multi-use storage unit on the EUREF Campus. The storage unit has a capacity of 1.9 MWh and uses used lithium-ion batteries from development vehicles to test various interaction scenarios between electric cars and the power grid. The objective: Intelligent networking to promote the energy transition.
  • 05/22/19
    Models

    “International Engine of the Year” Awards: Audi’s 2.0 TFSI engine wins in its class

    The 2.0 TFSI from Audi has won the “International Engine of the Year” award in the category of engines with between 150 and 250 metric horsepower. An international panel of experts comprising 70 automotive journalists voted the four-cylinder gasoline engine the winner of its class. The award ceremony took place as part of the “Engine Expo + The Powertrain Technology Show 2019” at the exhibition and trade center “Messe Stuttgart” today.
  • 05/21/19
    Models

    Sporty and efficient with plug-in hybrid drive: the Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro

    The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro with 270 kW (367 hp) system output (combined fuel consumption: 2.4 – 2.1 l/100 km*; combined CO2 emissions: 53 – 46 g/km*) is the first of the new plug-in models from Audi. The drive concept comprises a combustion engine and an electric motor with intelligent controller, enabling it to cover most everyday driving distances electrically. The WLTP all-electric range is more than 40 kilometers (25.9 mi). With the E license plate under the German Electric Mobility Act, owners also enjoy tax advantages and municipal traffic privileges.
  • 05/10/19
    Technology

    Benchmark for long-distance journeys: the charging power of the Audi e-tron

    With the e-tron, Audi is making electric mobility a reality for long-distance driving – thanks in part to charging power that is unique among the competition. The e-tron is not only the first mass-produced car that can be charged with up to 150 kW of electricity at a fast charging terminal. The high charging power over a large portion of the charging procedure sets a benchmark and shortens downtime. Sophisticated thermal management of the battery ensures the performance capability at cold and hot outside temperatures.
  • 04/11/19
    Models

    Readers’ choice “All-wheel-drive car of the year 2019”: Audi wins in four out of ten categories

    Audi celebrated a resounding success as part of the readers’ choice “All-wheel-drive car of the year 2019” awards: The Q2, Q5, A6 allroad quattro* and the all-electric powered Audi e-tron* models won in their respective class, making Audi the most successful brand among the competition.
  • 04/11/19
    Models

    Audi at Auto Shanghai 2019

    Audi is starting the Auto Shanghai 2019 motor show with two world premieres and a whole series of national innovations. The brand is presenting the visionary Audi AI:ME concept car in the southern Chinese metropolis. In addition, two electric models will make their series debut in Shanghai: the Audi e-tron* and the Q2 L e-tron, which was designed especially for China and is built in the Foshan plant. The compact SUV, which will be delivered to the first customers in the summer of 2019, is even experiencing its world premiere in Shanghai.
  • 02/28/19
    Technology

    Audi at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show

    Audi is systematically and comprehensively continuing its electric car offensive. At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the brand is showing four all-electric drive vehicles, the series versions of which will celebrate their premiere by the end of 2020. In addition, four new plug hybrid versions as a world premiere and the fully electric Formula E race car Audi e-tron FE05 will be displayed on the Audi stand – which consists exclusively of electrically driven cars this year. The Audi Q4 e-tron concept and the European debut of the Audi e-tron GT concept will be unveiled at the press conference at the Audi stand in hall 1. It starts on March 5, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. (CET)
  • 02/28/19
    Models

    The Audi e-tron GT concept

    Audi e-tron, the third: Last fall, the brand with the four rings presented one of the stars of the motor show in the film capital of Los Angeles. With the electric-powered Audi e-tron GT concept, a four-door coupé made its debut as a show car. The volume-production counterpart is set to follow in around two years. Audi is now showing the Audi e-tron GT concept at the Geneva Motor Show.
  • 02/25/19
    Technology

    Efficient and Powerful: The New Plug-In Hybrid Models Audi Q5, A6, A7 and A8

    In electric-only mode not just free of local emissions but also efficient and sporty – Audi is consistently pursuing its electrification strategy with its comprehensive plug-in hybrid offensive. Audi is presenting the hybrid variants of the models A8, A7 Sportback, A6 and Q5 with an electric range of more than 40 kilometers in the WLTP cycle at the Geneva Motor Show. Thanks to different output levels, the customer has the choice between a comfort variant and a performance variant with a sporty design, depending on the model series. The new plug-in hybrid models will be available for order during the course of the year 2019.
  • 02/19/19
    Company

    Audi e-tron extreme: Technology demonstrator on legendary “Streif”

    In late January, Audi sent its first fully electric-powered SUV onto the slopes where the world’s best ski racers battle for victory in the Hahnenkamm Race. The specially equipped Audi e-tron climbed the “Mausefalle” on the legendary “Streif”. With an 85 percent gradient, it is the steepest section of the spectacular downhill course.
  • 01/29/19
    Technology

    Audi promotes EEBUS Standard for Intelligent Connection of Electric Cars and Buildings

    Audi is actively involved in shaping the digital energy world of the future. The brand with the four rings is involved in the EEBUS initiative to promote networking across manufacturer and industry boundaries. The Audi e-tron (combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km (62.1 mi)*: 26.2 - 22.6 (WLTP); 24.6 - 23.7 (NEFZ); CO2 emissions combined in g/km (g/mi): 0) is the first electric car whose charging system uses the new communication standard. At the “Plugfest E-Mobility” at the Audi plant in Brussels, developers are testing cross-industry compatibility before the EEBUS standard for energy communication is introduced in February.
  • 12/05/18
    Models

    Journalists test drive the Audi e-tron in Abu Dhabi

    On September 17, Audi presented its first all-electric series-production model to the world public. In Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, journalists are now getting behind the steering wheel of the Audi e-tron and experiencing the full-size SUV on test drives. Their route is taking them from Masdar City, one of the world’s most sustainable urban communities, and then up the second highest mountain in the United Arab Emirates.
  • 10/11/18
    Models

    Power play: Audi e-tron prototype with electrifying dynamics

    With driving dynamics tests on Namibia’s salt flats and savanna, the Audi e-tron prototype is at present impressively demonstrating its handling qualities. All made possible thanks to a new generation of the quattro drive – the electric all-wheel drive. In conjunction with the versatile suspension, its low center of gravity and the powerful electric motors, the electric SUV offers powerful traction, outstanding dynamics and unshakable stability on disparate terrain.
  • 09/18/18
    Audi MediaCenter

    Electrifyingly fun to drive: the Audi e-tron

    The Audi e-tron is the first fully electrically powered series production model from the brand with the four rings. The company will present its sporty full-size SUV – which is suitable for everyday use – to the world for the first time in San Francisco.
  • 09/17/18
    Audi MediaCenter

    Stream, shop, get informed: Amazon Alexa in the Audi e-tron

    In systematic pursuit of its digitalization strategy, Audi is offering its customers ever-greater in-car connectivity. The latest example: The new, fully electric Audi e-tron SUV has Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service on board. It is seamless integrated into the car’s MMI operating system – no smartphone is necessary.
  • 09/17/18
    Technology

    The e-tron as starting signal: Audi launches e-offensive

    The brand with the four rings is launching its electrification offensive with the world premiere of the Audi e-tron. By 2025 Audi will offer twelve automobiles with all-electric drive in the most important markets worldwide and achieve roughly one-third of its sales with electrified models. The SUVs in this portfolio include the e-tron and the e-tron Sportback debuting in 2019. A series of models with classic body layouts such as Avant and Sportback will also be available. The range will cover every relevant market segment from the compact to the full-size class.
  • 09/12/18
    Company

    Mobility without boundaries: Audi e-tron Charging Service completes range of charging options

    The e-tron marks the dawning of a new era for Audi. The brand with the four rings is being transformed from a classic automotive manufacturer into a premium mobility systems supplier. The Audi e-tron Charging Service will be part of a broad-based offering for charging and provides Europe-wide access to the public charging infrastructure. Audi’s proprietary charging card brings together over 72,000 charging points operated by 220 providers, for unlimited, trouble-free electric mobility.
  • 08/24/18
    Models

    World premiere at Pebble Beach – the Audi PB18 e-tron concept car

    For the first time, Audi is presenting a design and technical concept car at Pebble Beach Automotive Week in Monterey, California. The all-electric Audi PB18 e-tron presents a radical vision for the high-performance sports car of tomorrow. Broad and flat, visibly inspired by the wind tunnel and the race track, its very presence signals that it is destined to push boundaries. Its concept and exciting lines were created in the new Audi design studio in Malibu, California – where the brand’s design is consistently being updated for the future. The technical concept of the PB18 e-tron has benefitted from Audi's many years of winning the Le Mans racing series. The experts at Audi Sport GmbH, the high-performance subsidiary of Audi, were responsible for implementation. The abbreviated name “PB18 e-tron” refers both to the Pebble Beach venue for the premiere and to the technological DNA it shares with the successful LMP1 racing car Audi R18 e-tron.
  • 08/08/18
    Models

    Take charge: Audi e-tron prototype – recuperation test

    The Audi e-tron prototype combines enormous power and high efficiency. With a system output of up to 300 kW, the full-size SUV with a fully electric drive accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in less than six seconds. In the WLTP test cycle, it covers more than 400 kilometers (248.5 mi) on one battery charge. One important factor for the long range is the most innovative recuperation concept among the competitors. The electric SUV proved this with an impressive performance at Pikes Peak.
  • 07/30/18
    Models

    Audi PB 18 e-tron: show car world premiere at Pebble Beach Car Week

    Audi will reveal a world first during the 2018 Pebble Beach Car Week in California – a supercar concept car with electric drive. Pebble Beach Car Week, held every August in and around the Californian coastal city of Monterey, has long been considered the world’s most important forum for lovers of exquisite automobiles. Interest is not limited here to vintage cars but instead includes leading-edge design study concept cars and visionary technology.
  • 07/24/18
    Company

    New era: Audi Hungaria starts series production of electric motors

    A new era is starting at Audi Hungaria. On Tuesday, series production of electric motors officially started in Győr. In the context of the symbolic act, the production plant was put into operation by Péter Szijjártó, Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Affairs, Peter Kössler, Board of Management Member for Production and Logistics at AUDI AG, and Achim Heinfling, Managing Director of AUDI HUNGARIA Zrt. The electric motors are produced on floor space of 8,500 square meters with an innovative production concept: modular assembly. The company has invested a double digit million amount to set up the motor production facility. Approximately 100 people are employed in this new area at present.
  • 07/04/18
    Models

    Chill out: Audi e-tron prototype alone on the big stage

    Driver and passengers experience their surroundings in a whole new dimension in the Audi e-tron prototype. In addition to its generous space and the stylishly reduced design, Audi’s first electric car offers a high level of calm and, in turn, the perfect stage for the Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System. The full-size SUV also provides a new digital operating and display experience. It is the first volume-production car with virtual exterior mirrors.
  • 05/30/18
    Audi MediaCenter

    Streamline: Audi e-tron prototype with decisive aerodynamics

    The better an electric car’s aerodynamics, the further it travels: With a drag coefficient of 0.27, the Audi e-tron prototype achieves a top result in the SUV segment. This figure is a decisive factor in the everyday range of more than 400 kilometers (248.5 mi) in the WLTP cycle. The virtual exterior mirrors constitute one highlight in the aerodynamics concept of the all-electric premium class model.
  • 05/09/18
    Company

    Audi fleshes out its corporate strategy and plans to sell 800,000 electrified cars in 2025

    Audi aims to sell approximately 800,000 fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids in the year 2025. At this Wednesday’s Annual General Meeting of AUDI AG, the Board of Management presents the updated “Audi.Vorsprung.2025.” strategy. To enable about every third customer to decide in favor of an e-model by the middle of the next decade, there is to be an electrified variant in each model series by then – most of them are to be fully electric, with a smaller proportion as plug-in hybrids.
  • 05/04/18
    Models

    All-electric combination: Audi e-tron prototype at Wörthersee Meet

    The popular GTI Meet at Lake Wörthersee will be held from May 9 to 12. In on the action: the Audi e-tron prototype. As a towing vehicle for the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo, the sporty electric SUV proves its excellent suitability for everyday use.
  • 04/20/18
    Models

    Ultra-high voltage: The Audi e-tron prototype in a Faraday cage

    The production version of the Audi e-tron prototype heralds the dawn of a new era for the brand with the four rings: The company is transforming from a classic carmaker to a systems supplier for mobility offering its customers tailored solutions for charging, whether at home or on the move. The production version of the Audi e-tron prototype is the first car on the market that can charge at charging stations with up to 150 kW. In approximately 30 minutes, the electric SUV is then ready to set off on the next long stage of its journey. Its large lithium-ion battery provides for a range of more than 400 kilometers (248.5 mi) in the WLTP driving cycle.
  • 03/06/18
    Technology

    Audi e-tron prototype: preview of the first purely electrically powered model from the brand

    Audi unveils the prototype for its first all-electric model at the Geneva Motor Show. The sporty SUV combines the space and comfort of a typical luxury car with a range suitable for everyday use. Until the start of series production, almost 250 development vehicles will complete testing under extreme conditions worldwide. Specially camouflaged prototypes kick off the chase for the most spectacular photos.
  • 03/06/18
    Models

    New highlights for the luxury class: Audi A6 and Audi e-tron prototype at the Geneva Motor Show

    Audi continues its model initiative in the luxury class: following the new Audi A8 and the new Audi A7, the premium brand now introduces the next generation of the Audi A6. Whether in terms of digitalization, comfort or sportiness – the elegantly sculptured sedan is the all-round talent in its segment. Audi is also unveiling the prototype of its first purely electrically powered model in Geneva. The sporty SUV offers the space and comfort of a typical luxury car together with a range suitable for longer journeys.
  • 02/15/18
    Technology

    Porsche and Audi developing shared architecture for electric cars

    The joint electric offensive by Porsche and Audi was launched ten months ago. Now the premium manufacturers are deepening their development partnership and achieving concrete results. The goal of the cooperation, which will create a pioneering architecture called the Premium Platform Electric (PPE), is to shape the mobility of tomorrow together and to put future electric vehicles on the market more quickly.
  • 01/19/18
    Technology

    Audi Smart Energy Network pilot project: eco-electricity intelligently managed

    Automobile, home and power supply combined to form an intelligent energy network: In a pilot project the Audi Smart Energy Network for the first time interacts with the power grid. This marks a major advance for grid stability.
  • 11/29/16
    Technology

    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.
  • 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.
  • 04/18/15
    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

    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).
  • 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).

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