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Formula E electric racing begins first season as an FIA world championship in Saudi Arabia

Formula E, the urban electric racing series, begins its seventh season, and its first as an official FIA World Championship, on February 26 and 27, with a nighttime double header on the streets of Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. This season’s events will be broadcast live in over 150 countries around the world. Formula E has inked… Read more »

EconCore joins Audi and others to develop composite battery casings

Belgium-based EconCore has announced a partnership involving AZL, Audi and others to establish the potential of using composites for battery housings. This eight-month collaborative project will assess the technical challenges, opportunities and benefits of developing battery casings for EVs using a variety of materials, including thermoplastics.  The project has been established by the industry network… Read more »

VW and Audi chiefs say ICEs will be alive for a very long time, massive investment will continue

Shares in Tesla and other publicly-traded EV-makers are soaring; infrastructure startups are raising record amounts of funding; presumptive President Joe Biden’s environmental plan envisions aggressive moves to electrify the USA’s transport system. Everybody seems to be eagerly anticipating the electromobility revolution. Everybody, that is, except the legacy automakers—their execs continue to make public pronouncements to… Read more »

Two new Audi EVs coming in 2021: Q4 e-tron SUV and Sportback SUV Coupé

Audi’s Q4 e-tron concept, first displayed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, is a compact electric SUV—a bit smaller than the original e-tron mid-size crossover SUV, which has been on sale since May 2019. Now the company has presented two more Q4 variants: the Q4 Sportback e-tron and SUV Coupé. Audi says the newly revealed… Read more »

Audi’s new Artemis project will focus on new EV technologies

Two months after taking office as Audi’s new CEO, Markus Duesmann is setting up a new unit that will be tasked with “the accelerated development of additional automobile models.” The Artemis project will focus on “new technologies for electric, highly automated driving.” Its first task is to create “a highly efficient electric car” to be… Read more »

Audi plans battery assembly plant in Germany

German automakers know they need to establish a European battery industry, and they’re taking steps to chip away at the stranglehold Asian firms have on the market. Audi is reportedly planning an assembly plant for EV battery packs near its plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. Electrive, citing the Korean blog Guru, tells us that Audi intends… Read more »

Audi to invest $109 million in charging infrastructure at German plants

Audi will invest around €100 million ($109 million) to electrify one in ten parking spaces at its German plants by mid-2022.  The German carmaker will install 4,500 charging points in Germany, including 3,500 at its main plant in Ingolstadt and 1,000 at its plant in Neckarsulm, and almost 100 each at plants in Brussels, Belgium… Read more »

Three Super Bowl EV ads: LeBron likes GM’s electric Hummer, Arya adores Audi, Porsche Taycan takes off

EV ads are becoming a part of the Super Bowl tradition, and this year set a new record, as no less than three EV ads appeared. For those who follow the art form of TV commercials, the Super Bowl is the equivalent of Cannes or Sundance. Ad industry journals, car mags and the EV press… Read more »