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Audi is number one in terms of patents for electric drives

Audi TechFocus Newsletter #01

  • Premiere of the new technology newsletter
  • Technical Development is one of the central think tanks for “Vorsprung durch Technik”
  • Audi is the leader in patent applications filed for electric drives in Germany

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.”

How many patent applications does Audi file per year?

AUDI AG is the leader in patent applications filed for electric drives in Germany

What are examples of patent applications?

Technology highlights from Audi’s history

“Vorsprung durch Technik” in series models and in motorsport

Audi quattro (B2), model year 1980 (Geneva Motor Show)

In 1980 at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi unveils the Audi quattro (B2), known as the “Ur-quattro” from the mid-1990s.

Audi e-tron Sportback 55 quattro

The Audi e-tron Sportback is a dynamic SUV coupé offering up to 300 kW of power.

20 years of Audi Space Frame

Revolution in lightweight construction: At the IAA 1993, Audi presented the "ASF" (Audi Space Frame) as a show car.

Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e

With the new A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro, Audi is offering its customers electric driving in the luxury class for the first time.

Audi Lightweight Design

Carbon rear wall of the next Audi A8

Milestones of Lightweight Design

Mix of materials at the next Audi A8


Audi revolutionized the World Rally Championship with the "original" quattro.


Walter Röhrl wins the Rally San Remo with the Audi Sport quattro S1.


In the IMSA-GTO Series Hans-Joachim Stuck celebrates seven wins in an Audi 90.


Audi wins the DTM with the V8 quattro in the very first attempt.


The Audi 80 competition.


Victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours: Audi R18 e-tron quattro #1 (Audi Sport Team Joest).

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