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In June, HybridCars.com reported that Mercedes-Benz was considering a new brand name for its upcoming line of all-electric vehicles, and it now appears the luxury carmaker has made a decision. According to Autoexpress, recent trademark applications have been filled by the company with the prefix “EQ.” The firm has asked to register everything from EQA […]

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U.S. officials have discovered three new unapproved software programs that allows cheating of pollution controls on Volkswagen’s 3.0-liter diesel engines made by Audi Reuters is reporting. The news originated from German news weekly Bild am Sonntag, which did not reveal its source for the information. The engine is made by Volkswagen Group’s Audi division and […]

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As parent company Volkswagen Group shifts from diesel to electric vehicles, Audi plans to have at least three EVs by 2020 as part of a new major plan. The shift in focus was presented to managers last week, and CEO Rupert Stadler told a German newspaper that it expects electric vehicles to account for 25 […]

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A team of graduate students from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been acknowledged by the Guinness World Records for the “Most Efficient Electric Vehicle.” On an Audi test track in Bavaria, the tiny project car toppled the previous Guinness record by chalking up 765.53 miles/kilowatt hours. That’s the equivalent of about 26,135 U.S. […]

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U.S. state officials believe Audi developed the defeat device Volkswagen used to cheat on diesel emissions tests. The lawsuits allege that the Volkswagen Group’s diesel cheating began in 1999 with the software developed by Audi. After that first known instance of the company using the defeat device, Volkswagen spent much of the next decade perfecting […]

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With the Volkswagen Group focusing on electrification in the wake of the last year’s Dieselgate scandal, it should come as no shock that Audi is doing the same. The luxury brand will look to boost sales of EVs so that they make up about a quarter of the brand’s sales by 2025. SEE ALSO: Veteran […]

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Volkswagen Group is sorry about the emissions cheating it foisted on 11 million car buyers the last seven years or more. It’s so sorry in fact that it says it will introduce on average three battery electric vehicles annually for the next 10 years. Better than bread and circuses for plug-in fans, these 30 all-new […]

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Audi, Volkswagen AG’s luxury car brand, is planning to make a battery-electric version of its Q5 midsize sport-utility vehicle at its new plant in Mexico, two sources with knowledge of the project said. The Q5 is one of Audi’s best-selling vehicles and is currently built in Ingolstadt, Germany for global export. It is also produced […]

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In the past several months, the rush of major automakers to partner with leading mobility providers looks like a gold rush. Audi however has not joined this mishmash. Instead, it has remained in the background trying to determine what mobility plan would be the best fit. In the U.S., Audi of America management is discussing […]

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There have been quite a few reports suggesting the Volkswagen Group has ambitious broad-reaching plans to electrify its global model lines but questions remain. These include whether the world’s second-largest automaker – as it seeks to fix its damaged image from its diesel emissions cheating scandal – will threaten Tesla, not to mention General Motors, […]

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