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

Audi TechFocus Newsletter #05

  • Plug-in hybrid models enable mobility with zero local emissions
  • Other PHEV models to join compact and full-size car lineup this year
  • Holistic mobility concept: e-tron Charging Service facilitates charging
  • Clear answers to critical questions: why PHEVs are better than their reputation suggests

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.

What does the term hybrid powertrain mean and what exactly is a plug-in hybrid?

Plug-in hybrids are a complex balancing act between two powertrain worlds. What is Audi’s formula for the best total technology package?

What plug-in hybrids does Audi have in its current model range?

What powertrain versions does Audi use?

What battery technology does Audi use in the PHEV models?

How long does it take to charge the PHEV models?

Powertrain management: how does the driver select the available driving modes?

How does powertrain management of Audi PHEV models work?

What is an active accelerator pedal?

How does recuperation work?

What does boosting mean?

What is the role of thermal management?

What digital opportunities does the myAudi app open up with PHEV models?

How does Audi provide green electric power?

Part-time EVs with full-time benefits: why plug-in hybrids are better than their reputation suggests

Plug-in hybrids have repeatedly been subject to criticism: too complex, too heavy, not sustainable enough. Open this document to get clear answers to critical questions.

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