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    Report: Audi ad under fire in UK for 'inaccurate representation' of MPG
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    The advertised vs. real-world mileage discrepancy that Americans are becoming very familiar with – see Hyundai/Kia and Ford – are not limited to our part of the world. Over in the UK, Audi is involved in what could be, in the words of The Guardian, a "landmark case" by the Advertising ...

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    Report: Audi A1 e-tron EREV will get further testing in Germany
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    The Audi A1 e-tron extended-range plug-in, which has already been extensively tested by the automaker, will be further put under the microscope, as it were, by Germany's National Platform of Electrification (NPE). The test is part of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research's ...

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    Official: A3 Sportback E-Tron plug-in hybrid confirmed for US
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    We got our first look at the new Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron concept at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show earlier this month. Today, Audi confirmed that a production version of the plug-in hybrid five-door will go on sale in the US at some point. Audi calls PHEV technology a "practical first step towards ...

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    Report: Audi to offer diesel-powered A4 in US next year after all
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    Stop us if you've heard this one before: Audi has confirmed plans to offer a clean-diesel version of its A4 sedan in the US. Yes, you're right, the same news came out almost exactly two years ago, but then things changed and the marque's last diesels-in-the-US update dropped the A4 from the list. ...

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    Exclusive: Audi: Natural gas G-tron project exists "to have a future for the combustion engine"
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    Audi has been quite vocal about what it considers the benefits of the natural gas-burning A3 Sportback G-Tron and, more importantly, the company's synthetic methane (E-Gas) fuel project. On the one hand, it's a very cool idea to take CO2 that would otherwise escape into the atmosphere and turn it ...

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    Report: Safety outweighs emissions benefits of new A/C refrigerant for BMW
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    BMW has joined Daimler and, potentially, Audi in quitting an automotive industry research program studying a proposed new air conditioning refrigerant, the simply named HFO-1234yf. BMW disagrees with the test methods being used. "We do not want to say the test results are wrong, but we are not ...

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    Report: Audi to produce e-gas, its own synthetic fuel using wind, solar and captured CO2
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    Audi is constructing a huge synthetic natural gas plant in Germany that demonstrates its commitment to renewable energy just as it provides some valuable R&D to help prove e-gas is economically and environmentally possible. The 44,000-square-foot plant is in Werlite, a small town in ...

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    Official: Audi building e-gas plant to make climate-friendly vehicle fuel
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    On December 13, Audi celebrated its synthetic methane (e-gas) vehicle fuel plant, which is under construction in Werlte, Germany. Audi says that it is the world's first industrial plant for generating e-gas from CO2 and renewable electricity. Its end product will be hydrogen and synthetic Audi ...

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    Report: VW will expand PHEV offerings from Porsche in 2014
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    Volkswagen is two-pronging its approach to alt-fuel vehicles by expanding its stable of plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs) starting in 2014 while continuing to boost its push for more sales of its clean-diesel vehicles. Europe's largest automaker is adding PHEV versions of the Porsche ...

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    Official: German automakers renew push for clean-diesel sales in US
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    Germany's largest automakers are renewing their pitch for their clean-diesel vehicles in the US as a way for consumers to combat high gas prices without having to resort to the (often) even pricier hybrid and plug-in hybrid options. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler, Porsche and ...

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    Official: Electric Audi F12 Supercar keeps R8 E-Tron spirit alive
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    Why send all that electric power to two wheels when you can do it to four? That's the question Audi is asking – and answering – with its F12 super-electric vehicle.
    Audi says the car, which is akin to the R8 E-Tron that had been slated to go on sale later this year until the ...

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    Report: Audi R8 e-tron will have big Model S-like touch screen
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    Ah, analog, where have you gone? Those analog gauges of the all-electric Audi R8 e-tron that we saw earlier this year in a video of a run around Nürburgring's track are being replaced by an all-digital set-up similar to that of the Tesla Model S, Plug In Cars reports. As can be seen in a ...

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    Official: Audi A7 'coasting' hybrid knows when to be quiet [w/video]
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    It looks like Audi is the latest automaker to equip a car with technology that makes humans look plain ol' dumb by comparison. In this case, the German automaker is developing a so-called "coasting" hybrid, which is a variation of the stop-start feature being included in an expanding stable of ...

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    Official: Audi testing A1 e-tron Dual-Mode Hybrid concept [w/video]
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    Small car, many motors. Audi, which has been testing its A1 e-tron extended-range plug-in around Munich, has started doing the same with a version that has a conventional engine and two electric motors. Audi's Dual-Mode Hybrid A1 e-tron concept car has multiple drivetrain modes that let the ...

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    Official: Audi bringing digital rearview mirror from racing to production
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    Audi's digital rearview mirror is officially going from the Le Mans clobbering, race-only Audi R18 to the road-going R8 e-tron (click the image above to enlarge). Lacking a rear window put the R8 e-tron in the same rear-view challenged category as its racing brethren, and so has been provided the ...

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    Video: Watch Audi's R8 E-Tron quickly and quietly round the 'Ring in 8:09
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    Silent but deadly fast. The Audi R8 E-Tron may set the record for a production EV on the Nurbürgring in June, but the video of Marcus Winkelhock won't win any awards for its sound track. During the eight minutes, nine seconds of driving, the car offers hardly any sound. Gone is the thunder ...

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    Official: German Olympic team gets decked-out Audi A1 e-tron plug-in hybrid
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    The German Olympic team may be trailing the Chinese and Americans in London when it comes to medal count, but at least it has a cool ride. Audi has presented the team with an A1 e-tron decked out in German colors, to promote the automaker's plug-in vehicles. The 102-horsepower extended-range ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Audi A8 Hybrid
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    Diesel Versus Electrons Debate Continues When it comes to the hybrid market, we assume – as most of you probably do as well – that the United States is at the top of the list to get whatever hybrid models an automaker builds. That vision is apparently altering for the Germans, ...

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    Official: Audi R8 e-tron sets new electric record* with 8:09.099 time at Nürburgring
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    It's not a new fastest EV ever record, but Audi has just set a new "series production electric car" speed record with a 8:09.099 minute-time at Nürburgring in the R8 e-tron. We bet you're thinking the same thing we did when we saw the news: wait, so the R8 e-tron is a production vehicle ...

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    Video: Watch a night lap at Le Mans in an Audi R18 e-tron
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    If you have a hard time fathoming what it must be like to drive in a 24-hour endurance race, you're going to want to watch the video below. You'll see an Audi R18 e-tron quattro – the fastest cars on the race track at Le Mans, by a smidge, over the similarly hybrid-powered Toyota TS 030 ...

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