Audi

VW Group's PHEV Filled Future

VW Group Plans PHEV Onslaught

Recently, Volkswagen Group released a future mobility presentation with the cover page as seen directly below: In it we find all sorts of plug-in related details, but perhaps most interesting is VW Group’s intense future focus on PHEVs. VW lists PHEVs as suitable for every need, or for “Unlimited Mobility,”…

1 month ago by Eric Loveday 35

Audi Plug In Concept

Audi Readies Its Pair Of Electric Tesla Fighters

Reuters is reporting the following: “Audi has drawn up blueprints for a wider range of high-performance electric cars to help it take on German rivals and U.S. firm Tesla Motors if the market picks up, according to sources at the carmaker.” This “wider range of high-performance electric cars” includes the…

1 month ago by Eric Loveday 48

Audi A3 e-tron

Audi Insists A3 E-Tron Is Not For California Compliance

It’s long been argued that German automaker Audi has no real interest in selling plug-in vehicles outside of doing so for compliance (CAFE, CARB and EU mandates). Audi argues that’s not really the case.  Quoting Audi of America President Scott Keogh: “Obviously, we have challenging targets for CAFE and ZEV-mandate…

1 month ago by Eric Loveday 17

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron Now On Sale Throughout Europe

German carmakers seem to be preparing an offensive in plug-in hybrid segment these days. Audi just introduced its first plug-in model, Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron, which now is available to order for customers in Europe through 410 dealers. Wayne Griffiths, Head of Sales Germany at AUDI AG stated: “For Audi,…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 4

Audi Crosslane Coupe Features A 17 kWh Lithium Battery

Audi Boss: Tesla Owners Want A Plug-In Hybrid Audi Q7

Audi is reluctant to introduce all-electric cars, however a series of plug-in hybrid Audis are in the works. According to Rupert Stadler, Audi Chairman of the Board of Management, PHEVs are what customers really wants to buy, even those who have a Tesla. “We have tested the technology, but we…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 81

Audi A8

Audi A8 E-Tron To Get Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Tech

According to Auto Express, Audi will unveil its first 3.0-liter V6 diesel PHEV powertrain in the Audi A8 E-tron. After it debuts in the A8, Audi will reportedly roll this powertrain out across a range of its larger model, including in the Audi A6 e-tron and Audi Q7 SUV. Per…

2 months ago by Eric Loveday 5

Audi A3 e-tron

Oft Delayed Audi A3 e-tron Pushed Back Again

Audi has released official pricing for the Audi A3 e-tron Sportback in Germany: €37,900 (or ~$51,525 USD). However, in announcing pricing, Audi slipped in a mention of its launch schedule for the A3 e-tron in Germany and Central Europe.  That mention, Winter 2014, represents a massive delay. According to previous…

2 months ago by Eric Loveday 20