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Bosch is launching a new 48-volt battery it hopes will make it a market leader in the micro hybrid segment. The 48-volt lithium-ion battery is designed for micro hybrids. It would also be well suited for Audi’s upcoming 48V whole-car electrical system, and a new generation of similar 48V cars and trucks. Micro hybrids use […]

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This is what we have known about the two Audi e-tron crossovers expected to launch in 2018 and 2019: We know Audi is putting its plug-in and full EVs under the e-tron brand. We know that the first full EV e-tron will arrive later next year with the second for 2019. But while we’ve seen […]

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Audi has unveiled its first all-electric race car, the Audi e-tron FE04, at an event in Neuberg, Germany. With Allan McNish, a former Le Mans winner, as the new team principal, the Audi e-tron FE04 will debut in the 2017/2018 season on Dec. 2 in Hong Kong to defend the Formula E driver’s title. According […]

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Audi has confirmed a hybrid variant for the next-generation RS 7. According to Audi design chief Marc Lichte in an interview with Evo magazine, the next A7 will arrive in late 2018 with the choice of two models: a standard RS 7 sporting the VW Group’s trademark twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 for 650 horsepower, and a […]

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Audi is set to debut its all-new sporty super-hybrid SUV, the SQ8, in January’s North American Auto Show in Detroit, Mich. To compete directly with the BMW X6 M, the Audi SQ8 may be inspired by the Q8 Sport Concept, which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show last March. It featured a 3.0-liter V6 engine for 444 […]

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Audi Elaine is an electric-powered SUV coupe that, says the automaker, will allow for highly automated motoring even without a driver on board. The German company wants us to focus on the AI part of the Elaine name – ElAIne, if you will. Drivers will park the Audi in a designated area (the “handover zone”) and […]

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Seeking to create a mass market for EVs, Volkswagen is ramping up its investment in electric technology, planning to invest more than $24 billion in zero-emission vehicles over the next 10 to 12 years. In a statement yesterday, VW explained it expects to introduce up to 80 new electric cars by the year 2025, a […]

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Audi has announced a new, standardized nomenclature for its cars. It’s always a bit jarring when automakers decide to change how their models are named, but sometimes it turns out for the better. Audi is hoping its latest move will make sense once it starts rolling out, since badges such as 2.0 TFSI will be […]

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The fix is in for another 326,000 Volkswagen and Audi diesels with 2.0L TDI engines. The EPA and the California Air Resources Board, along with Volkswagen, announced the approval of the fix earlier today. It covers “Generation One” models, which include 2009-2014 Jetta and Jetta SportWagen models, 2010-2014 Golfs, 2013 and 2014 Beetles and 2010-2013 […]

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Mercedes-Benz will be competing against other automakers in the Formula E electric racing series starting in 2019. The automaker is transitioning its motorsports division over from German racing series Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) to focus on Formula E. The company had played a visible role as a manufacturer sponsoring DTM for several years. The motorsports group will […]

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