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    Official: Audi boosts A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid production to 50 a day

    Should we try to translate "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" into German? Audi might force us to do that. That's because the German automaker has stepped up production of its new plug-in vehicle – the A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid – which is never a bad thing. Audi was ...

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    Official: 2015 Green Car Of The Year finalists announced, run alt-fuel gamut
    Short List Includes Audi A3 TDI, BMW i3, Chevy Impala Bi-Fuel, Honda Fit, VW Golf 1413900000

    The 2015 edition of the Green Car of the Year award is following right in the footsteps of previous years with a variety of alt-fuel powertrains making the just-announced finalists list. You've got your plug-in vehicle (the BMW i3), your compressed natural gas (the Chevy Impala Bi-Fuel), your ...

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    Official: VW ready to spend $25B on at least 6 EVs in China by 2018

    Standing next to the lovely GTE plug-in hybrid during the Beijing Motor Show, VW CEO Martin Winterkorn announced a renewed, $25-billion focus for the German automaker on electric mobility in China. EVs + China is not a new equation for VW (see here and here and here), but the time is now for the ...

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    Official: Audi A3 E-Tron goes carbon neutral with German green electricity deal

    Audi is proving that the fresh water flowing through the European Alps isn't just for bottling and drinking anymore. The German automaker struck a deal with Hamburg-based LichtBlick to offer buyers of the Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron a chance to get their electrical juice from all renewable-energy ...

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    Official: CO2-neutral* Audi A3 G-Tron goes on sale in Germany

    The Audi A3 Sportback G-Tron has been on our natural gas-powered radar since it was unveiled at last year's Geneva Motor Show. Just before the big show starts up again this year, Audi put the new G-Tron vehicle on sale in Germany today, starting at 25,900 euros ($35,400 US). Anyone who opts for ...

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    Exclusive: Audi: Natural gas G-tron project exists "to have a future for the combustion engine"

    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: Audi to produce e-gas, its own synthetic fuel using wind, solar and captured CO2

    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

    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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    Video: Audi spells out A3 e-tron pilot project in Colorado

    Pikes Peak Challenge, this is not. Audi has posted a video detailing its so-called e-tron pilot project, in which a handful of drivers get to test the battery-electric version of the A3 hatchback. The two-minute video shows the test-drivers – based in Golden, CO – testing the car ...

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    Report: Audi will sell A3 plug-in in Europe starting in 2014

    Audi AG will sell a plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle (PHEV) version of its A3 starting in 2014, as the German automaker looks to broaden its powertrain options for a model whose redesigned two-door hatchback will debut in Europe in September, Automotive News (subs. req.) reported, citing a ...

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    Official: Audi announces A3 e-tron Electric Vehicle Pilot Program at TED [w/video]

    Audi has taken to the stage at this year's TED2012 Conference in Long Beach, California to announce its first e-tron pilot program for the U.S. Audi will be deploying a fleet of all-electric A3 hatchbacks in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Denver later this year to test the ...

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    Audi announces e-gas project; A3 TCNG production scheduled for 2013

    In 2013, Audi will kick off series production of its A3 TCNG, a vehicle powered by what the automaker calls e-gas – a synthetic gas produced via the methanation of hydrogen created by electrolysis using renewable sources of energy. When an A3 TCNG owner refuels with e-gas, Audi says that ...

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    Bibendum 2011: Audi A3 e-tron is practical, fun and years away

    As the Audi plug-in vehicle stable grows and grows – there are now multiple versions of the original all-electric R8 e-tron, the A1 e-tron, the A5 PHEV and the e-tron Spyder – it was only a matter of time before we got an up-close-and-personal look at the A3 e-tron. Our chance came ...

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    Audi A3 e-tron concept debuts in Shanghai [w/video]

    Audi rolled out yet another e-tron concept alongside the new Q3 in Shanghai, and what it lacks in power, it makes up for with efficiency, fuel economy... and weight. The original A3 sedan concept that bowed in Geneva came packing a modified version of the TT RS' turbocharged five-cylinder, ...

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    First details on Audi's ActiveE-fighting A3 e-tron

    Audi is ready to take its e-tron vehicle strategy on the road, and one of its first all-electric offerings will come in the form of the A3. Based on Audi's entry-level hatchback, the A3 e-tron packs an electric motor under the hood which sends power from the rear- and mid-mounted battery packs ...

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    Report: NHTSA investigation into 100,000 VW and Audi diesels intensifies

    2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI (MkVI) – Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to The Detroit News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is turning up the heat on its investigation into faulty Volkswagen fuel pumps. The administration has announced that it is currently ...

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    Diesel versions of Audi, VW models in high demand in 2010

    2011 Audi Q7 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Clean diesel models from automakers Audi and parent company Volkswagen continue to be in high demand in the U.S. For Audi, nearly 53 percent of all A3s sold in 2010 were ordered with the oil-burning TDI mill. Similarly, 43 percent of ...

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    Economical cars top Zeta Interactive's "most buzzed" automotive list

    2011 Hyundai Elantra – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A quick glance over the automotive brand of the year list, included in Zeta Interactive's 2010 Buzz Awards, hints that car buyers in the U.S. display a significant interest in autos that offer the most "bang for your buck." This ...

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    RenDiesel-fueled Audi A3 TDIs complete 1,000-mile Green Car of the Year Tour

    2010 Audi A3 TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Rentech's synthetic RenDiesel, a biodegradable fuel made by gassifying biomass, presented no problems for the pair of Audi A3 TDI's that participated in Green Car Journal's 1,000-mile long 2010 Green Car of the Year Tour. In fact, ...

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    Synthetic diesel to fuel pair of Audi A3s during Green Car of the Year Tour

    2010 Audi A3 TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Audi's A3 TDI took home the 2010 Green Car of the Year award. Green Car Journal jurors appreciated the A3's, "rakish styling, upscale appointments, and 42 mpg highway fuel efficiency – a 50 percent improvement over the gasoline ...


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