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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 »

Audi orders bdtronic impregnation machines for e-motor production

Audi will install e-motor manufacturing equipment from bdtronic, a German mechanical engineering company, for its Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture in the coming years. bdtronic manufacturers impregnation equipment, which closes and seals the cavities in windings and coils within hybrid and electric motors to provide better insulation and vibration resistance. Bdtronic CEO Patrick Vandenrhijn said,… Read more »

Audi joins the class of 2019 with the e-tron

A new generation of EVs is beginning to appear on the roads, and these cars have what it takes to compete head-to-head with fossil fuel vehicles. They offer more than enough range to cover anyone’s daily commute, and thanks to vast new charging networks such as Electrify America and Europe’s Ionity, they are increasingly able to… Read more »

Audi says flying taxis are on the way

During the recent Amsterdam Drone Week event, Audi, Airbus and design and engineering firm Italdesign presented a flying car prototype called the Pop.Up Next. The concept combines a self-driving EV with a passenger drone, and features a passenger capsule that can be removed from its wheels and picked up by the flying drone. The prototype… Read more »

Audi and Umicore test closed-loop process for recycling EV batteries

Audi and Umicore, a materials technology and recycling group, have successfully tested a closed-loop approach for recycling components of high-voltage batteries. The companies’ research has shown that 95 percent of raw materials contained in batteries – including cobalt, nickel, and copper – can be recovered and reused for new products. In a closed-loop recycling approach,… Read more »

So much for Audi’s “Tesla killer” – no e-tron inventory for US dealers

Mea culpa. Fooled again. Audi must have dropped several million bucks at a recent extravaganza in San Francisco, all for the launch of the e-tron, the brand’s first pure electric model, and it convinced this correspondent that this time, the company was serious about selling an EV in volume. Then came the news that Audi… Read more »

Lucid Motors scores $1 billion investment from Saudi fund

Lucid Motors has executed a billion-dollar investment agreement with the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF). Lucid plans to use the funding to complete engineering development and testing of its Lucid Air luxury sedan, finish building its Arizona factory and begin production. Silicon Valley-based Lucid Motors, which has a number of former Tesla execs… Read more »

2019 Audi e-tron feels like the real thing

This time, it feels different. We long-suffering EV journalists have been snookered time and again – automakers have launched new EVs, and we’ve covered them with enthusiasm and optimism, only to be disappointed when the companies failed to market them, and turned them into low-volume compliance cars. Ford, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Kia, Audi and others have… Read more »

Audi Hungaria begins mass production of electric motors for e-tron quattro lanuch

One of Audi’s key manufacturing plants, Audi Hungaria, has officially begun series production of electric motors. Audi’s first all-electric vehicle, the e-tron, will rely heavily on the plant’s electric motor production capacity. The new dedicated 8,500-square-meter floor space uses a modular intelligent-assembly system in order to roll out 400 electric-axle motors per day. Though this number… Read more »