Posts Tagged: Audi e-tron

Volkswagen plugs China in

As VW cautiously rolls out its electrified product line, it seems to see plenty of potential for plug-ins in China. The Volkswagen Group has five plug-in models ready for production, and four were on display at a press event in China this week. The four offerings spanned the price range, from the practical two-door VW… Read more »

Supercars, hybrids and EVs take the stage in Geneva

At Geneva’s enormous Palexpo convention center, it’s obvious we’re not in Detroit – there’s hardly a pickup truck in sight, and the wine and coffee are flowing freely. Reflecting Europe’s colorful collage of cultures, a vast variety of vehicles from hybrids to EVs to seven-figure super-sports cars are spinning on the turntables.  Europe is just… Read more »

Audi’s R8 e-tron will have digital rear-view mirror, no rear window

Rear-view mirrors could soon go the way of hand-cranked windows, push-button radios and cigarette lighters. Audi plans to use a digital rear-view mirror in its R8 e-tron, which is due to go into small-scale production at the end of this year. This model has no rear window, and hence no conventional rear-view mirror. A color… Read more »

VIDEO: Audi develops simulated engine sounds for future e-tron models

Silence is one of the wonderful things about EVs – until you get blindsided by one at a crosswalk. Recognizing the danger that silent-running vehicles pose to cyclists and pedestrians, governments around the world have mandated that EVs emit warning sounds, and most automakers now incorporate some sort of virtual engine sound into their EVs… Read more »

VIDEO: Audi announces its A3 e-tron pilot program

On Monday, the opening day of TED2012, Audi presented the battery-electric Audi A3 e-tron pilot program, which will be implemented in select cities of the U.S. as a part of the company’s e-mobility driver experience for premium car buyers. Why the slow roll out? We asked Brad Stertz, Audi’s corporate communications manager. “Our program is… Read more »

Test fleet of Audi A1 e-tron PHEVs hits the road in Munich

20 of Audi’s new A1 e-trons will take to the Autobahnen and Strassen around Munich, Germany in a major fleet trial jointly sponsored by Audi, Munich Technical University and the local electric utility. Part of the financing comes from the German Ministry of Transport, which has provided 10 million Euros for pilot EV projects in the region. The power… Read more »