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Audi announced it will be the first company to receive a newly established autonomous driving permit issued by California. This came as a number of new regulations that govern the testing of automated driving on the state’s roads took effect September 16. California has allowed limited use of its roads for automated vehicle testing in […]

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Automakers are having a tough time running all the new-fangled vehicle control and safety systems using the 12-volt electrical systems currently used today. Audi appears to be the first out of the gate to adopt a 48-volt system, but will still retain at least part of each vehicle with a 12-volt system. “We are using […]

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Audi of America is launching Audi energy, a program it said is designed to help improve the Audi EV ownership experience and reduce the carbon footprint that comes with vehicle production, distribution and driving. Audi stated Audi energy will be available with the introduction of the first plug-in hybrid vehicle offered by the brand, the […]

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Audi may be lagging behind with EVs at the moment, but it’s reportedly working on two long-range electric SUVs to go head to head against the BMW i3 and Tesla Model X respectively. According to Autobild, the A2Q small SUV concept (pictured) is an answer to BMW’s first i-series city car and aiming for an […]

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Audi will reportedly introduce an e-tron version of its flagship A8 limousine, set to debut sometime next year as a 2016 model. According to Auto Express, the A8 e-tron will be a full plug-in hybrid that uses Audi’s new 3.0-liter diesel V6 as its heart, rather than the gasoline V6 currently used in the regular […]

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Will the electric car market be the most important sector in the next 10 years? Nearly 40 percent of BMW, Audi, Mercedes and Jaguar drivers said they would buy, or seriously consider buying, an all-electric car capable of 300 miles from one charge from their brand. This statement comes from UK Web site WeLoveAnyCar.com. The […]

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Audi Sport Abt’s Lucas di Grassi led the second official test for the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship at Donington Park. di Grassi set his best time in the afternoon session to outpace day one leader, Sebastien Buemi of team e.dams-Renault. Belgian racer Jerome d’Ambrosio, testing for China Racing, topped the morning timesheets with a […]

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Audi reached its goal of reducing fuel consumption while competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The company’s R18 e-tron quattro clinched its 2014 Le Mans victory while consuming 22 percent less fuel than its predecessor in 2013. Audi said it saved energy through the use of technologies such as optimized aerodynamics, 45 kilograms less […]

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Audi introduced the latest generation of its 3.0 TDI engine at the 35th International Vienna Motor Symposium, held May 8 and 9. The German automaker said the new V6 diesel boasts innovative solutions in many fields of technology. “TDI engines are a central part of our technology mix for the mobility of tomorrow,” said As […]

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Imagine having a diesel-hybrid racecar drive by your side while commuting. That is what happened to drivers around France’s town of Le Castellet. Audi’s Audi R18 e-tron quattro began the 2014 WEC season not on the legendary race track in Western France but in public traffic. Audi said factory driver Tom Kristensen, with nine victories […]

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