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BMW is aiming to sell 100,000 all-electric and plug-in models by next year. That would be a two-thirds increase over the automaker’s expected 60,000 deliveries of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles this year. BMW has sold about 100,000 of those vehicles since 2013. SEE ALSO: 2017 BMW i3 EPA Rated For 114 Miles Range German […]

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) discovered cheating software on popular Audi models that were rigged to produce lower CO2 emissions implicated in global warming during lab testing than in normal driving. The device was installed on thousands of Audi A6 and A8 sedans and Q5 sport-utility vehicles that are equipped with the AL 551 […]

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Audi coined the e-tron name in 2009 for an electric concept car based on the R8 supercar, and apparently likes it so much all future battery electric vehicles will carry the name with no other letters or numbers attached. The information comes from a recent interview that British car magazine Autocar had with Audi CEO […]

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At the close of media days at the Paris Motor Show last Friday, BMW confirmed an earlier Friday report by Bloomberg News that it would produce battery electric versions of its popular X3 crossover SUV and Mini models. Automotive News is reporting that BMW’s Chief Executive Officer, Harald Krueger, told Bloomberg that the electric Mini […]

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For the first two seasons of the Formula E electric race car series Audi has been a sponsor and gave technical support to the ABT Schaeffler race team. Now it’s expanding the partnership for the 2016-2017 season and will field its own full-fledged team beginning with the 2017-2018 schedule. The announcement was made yesterday, and […]

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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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