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    Official: Audi A3 1.6 TDI Ultra gets 73.5 mpg, is brand's most-efficient production car
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    Say hello to the world's most efficient production Audi. For now, anyway. Until the next-generation E-tron and G-tron vehicles arrive, the Audi A3 1.6 TDI Ultra (yes, "Ultra" is part of the name) wins the brand's mpg crown with a fuel efficiency rating of 3.2 liters per 100 kilometers (73.5 ...

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    Official: Audi opens renewable energy E-gas plant in Germany
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    Audi has opened the doors to its new power-to-gas facility, which will make what the automaker calls E-gas, in Werlte, Germany. The plant produces hydrogen and synthetic methane and these clean fuels come from renewable energy, water and carbon dioxide. Audi says it's the first automaker to ...

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    Report: Germany lobbies EU for emissions leniency to allow more gas-guzzlers
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    The German auto industry has been long lauded for its vehicles' achievements in speed. The German government is now saying the European Union's 2020 emissions mandate is coming up a little too quick for its liking. Germany is lobbying EU officials to give some leeway to automakers such as ...

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    Exclusive: What on Earth is Audi doing with E-Tron?
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    Getting Some Answers About This Often Confusing EV Program The E-Tron name has been applied to at least a dozen concepts, test vehicles and rumors over the past four years. If we take a quick look back in history, we realize that the first time Audi mentioned the name E-Tron to the public ...

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    Report: BMW, Audi lead the pack on misrepresenting CO2 figures in Europe
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    BMW and Volkswagen are taking differing political tacks to address stricter European emissions standards that will kick in by the end of the decade, but the two German automakers appear to be moving in lockstep when it comes to not reporting accurate CO2 emissions numbers. Bimmer and VW's Audi ...

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    Official: Audi says 'not so fast,' Tesla lovers, attacks Model S success story *UPDATE
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    The automotive industry is full of rivalries, from Ferrari versus Lamborghini to Ford's recent war on the Toyota Prius. Audi must be feeling the electric heat of Tesla's recent success, because the German automaker has put out a press release with one single message: Hey, let's not love on Tesla ...

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    Official: Audi forecasts a kinder, gentler, more collaborative urban future
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    Turns out, the good folks at Audi aren't nihilists. The German automaker has joined up with Columbia University researchers to make predictions about city life in 2050, when 7 billion people will be urban dwellers. The result is five potential future scenarios, and none of them involve world ...

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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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