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    Report: Audi getting ready for an entire line-up of PHEV models

    Despite years of researching any number of standard ICE alternatives, it's becoming clear that different automakers are starting to throw their weight behind their advanced-powertrain technologies of choice. For instance, Toyota is gearing up for its first production hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle ...

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    Read This: Will we see more multi-speed gearboxes in next-gen EVs?

    When it comes to gearboxes in battery-electric vehicles, the more may be the merrier. That's one theory, and Plug In Cars says that the standard, single-gear EV configuration may eventually go by the wayside as engineers figure out how to better use multi-gear configurations to improve ...

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    Spy Shots: Audi R8 E-Tron test mule does quick but quiet hot laps on Nürburgring

    Imagine you're a spy shooter at the Nürburgring. You've got your ancient Ford Scorpio parked nearby, but you've hoofed it up to the top of a hill in the hopes of getting the perfect angle on the track. Three heavy cameras are strung about your body like you're a contestant in The World's ...

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    Official: Audi developing e-sound to tell pedestrians, "Hey, that's an e-tron"

    Audi knows from sound, and it wants its upcoming plug-in cars to have as distinctive a grumble as possible, just like its fossil-fuel-burning brethren. That's why Audi engineers are working on "new sound signatures" for future e-tron models. You can tell how seriously Audi is taking this by the ...

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    Report: Next Audi A4, Q7 to have e-tron quattro option

    Speaking at Audi's annual press conference earlier today, Rubert Stadler, the automaker's chairman, commented on plans to expand the e-tron line beyond the R8 model due next year. The push will reportedly include plug-in hybrid versions of both the next-generation A4 and Q7, with the 2014 Audi ...

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    Frankfurt: Audi shows off near-production R8 e-tron prototype

    When Audi unveiled the original e-tron Concept at the last Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009, a production version seemed to be nothing more than a glimmer in the very distant future. Two years later, it appears that the automaker has made plenty of progress in bringing an electric-powered R8 into the ...

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    Audi details electric Urban Concept [w/video]

    Audi electric urban concept – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Audi has dished out some details on the quirky electric concept that our spies recently caught in action over in Berlin, Germany. The electric Audi Urban Concept is a 1+1-seat, ultra-lightweight vehicle that Audi ...

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    Audi e-tron Spyder plug-in diesel hybrid concept shows up at LeMans

    Audi keeps growing its e-tron lineup. The automaker unveiled an electrified monster at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, only this time 'round, the low-slung hybrid came sans-top. It's that vehicle – the e-tron Spyder plug-in diesel hybrid concept – that Audi brought to LeMans this weekend. ...

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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 looks to "wow" you with its electric cars

    At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Frank van Meel, Audi's head of electromobility strategy, said that the firm is fond of the idea of a battery-powered car that "goes off like a catapult." Meel told Automotive News (sub. req.) that Audi is looking for "more or less the 'Wow!' effect" to prove ...

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    Latest Audi toy is a "Auto Union Type C e-tron study" with electric drive

    "Auto Union Type C e-tron study" with electric drive
    Once again, Audi is bringing a sweet-looking electric car to the International Toy Fair in Nuremberg, Germany. While this thing is branded with the e-tron name, it's more toy than car – but the little prototype can get going at speeds ...

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    Audi makes a push for solar

    Audi is rolling out a new solar program for its fledgling fleet of eTron electric vehicles. The German manufacturer is planning to expand the solar panel system at its facility in Ingolstadt so that the electric vehicle's batteries may be charged using clean, renewable energy from the sun. Audi ...

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    Audi e-den blends old school and the future for electric vehicle charging

    Audi e-tron at e-den – Click above for high-res image
    Miss those old-fashioned, two-tone gasoline pumps? Neither do we, but if you've ever wanted to fill up your electric car from a charging station that looks like one of those pumps, Audi has got just the thing (sort of). Called e-den, ...

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    Audi's electric e-tron to get artificial sound

    Audi e-tron concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When cruising at 15.53 miles per hour or slower, an electric car runs virtually silent. Once over that speed, road noise and air moving over the car begin to become prevalent and the car can be "heard" as it travels down the road. ...

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    First images of Audi e-tron Spyder leak out?

    Audi e-Tron Spyder sketch – Click above for image gallery
    We aren't sure of the provenance and we have no information beyond the images, but these could be the first sketches of the oft-rumored Audi e-Tron Spyder that's supposedly set to debut at the Paris Motor Show. As you'd expect, this ...

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    Oh, crap: Audi mucks up e-tron name in French

    Audi e-tron Detroit Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've seen the Audi e-tron out'n about on public roads, had our chance to sit shotgun during a brief ride, collected a fair share of photo galleries of the R8-based electric car and even saw five-time Le Mans winner Frank ...

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    Report: Audi CEO confirms plans for mass-produced electric city car

    Audi A1 e-Tron – Click above for high-res image gallery
    BMW recently revealed its plans for the Megacity electric vehicle and Daimler has touted its diminuitive Smart ED, but until now, Audi has remained mum on the subject of producing a rival electric city car. According to a report from ...

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    Audi R8 e-tron entered in road rally

    Audi e-tron – Click above for high-res image
    Audi is letting the mighty e-tron out to play with the other kids. The company is taking its EV concept to the Silvretta E-Auto Rally in Austria. The competition is designed to pit the latest and greatest of the electric vehicle world against ...

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    Audi e-tron spins around the track at 24 Hours of Le Mans *UPDATE

    Audi e-tron at Le Mans – Click above for high-res image
    We've seed the Audi e-tron on the road, had a chance to sit shotgun for a quick ride and have taken our share of pictures of this R8-based electric car. None of these things, though, is quite as fun as taking the car around the track ...

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    Audi A1 e-tron concept wins 2010 "e-car-award"

    Audi A1 e-tron concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Germany's Auto Test magazine presented its first annual "e-car-award" at an electric trade show last week. The recipient of the award was none other than Audi's A1 e-tron, an electric concept car that we saw earlier this year ...


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