Second Life for EV Batteries: Audi and RWE Build New Type of Energy Storage System in Herdecke

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67815"] source: Audi AG Pilot project has storage capacity of around 4.5 megawatt hours Trial operation started in November 2021 Innovative concept increases operating voltage and cuts costs Audi and RWE are breaking new ground together to drive the energy revolution forward – RWE has brought an energy storage facility on stream in Herdecke, Germany, that uses used lithium-ion batteries from Audi electric cars. With the...

Audi Accelerates Transformation with a Strong 2021 for Fully Electric Vehicles

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67762"] source: Audi AG Despite the worldwide semiconductor shortage, Audi is still setting a fast pace on its path to the sustainable premium mobility of the future. That is evident in fully electric car deliveries in the past year, which increased by 57.5 percent over the previous year. Additionally, Audi more than doubled its product portfolio of fully electric models in the past year. Despite the difficult supply situation, in total, Audi-...

Audi of America 2021 YTD Deliveries Up 5% to 196,038

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67620"] source: Audi of America Editor's note: It's not surprising to see that Q4 2021 sales are down 46.9% over Q4 2020. We've all felt the supply chain challenges from everything from food, medical supplies, to new vehicles. Still, it's encouraging to see Audi of America sales grow 5% and especially the e-tron SUV grow by a whopping 86% in 2021. SUVs dominate the sales categories  comprising 73% of sales for the year and 75% for Q4 2021 ...

World First: Start of the Audi charging hub as an Urban Quick-Charging Concept

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67153"] source: Audi AG Unique pilot project opens on December 23 at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center Six reservable fast-charging points with up to 320 kW of charging power Exclusive lounge and extensive service offerings enhance the charging time With the continuously growing number of electric models, the demands made on charging infrastructure is increasing. Today at the exhibition center in Nuremberg, the first Audi charging hub is going...

This is Ken Block’s Audi S1 Hoonitron

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66978"] source: Audi AG Audi develops all-electric one-of-a-kind car for “Elektrikhana” video Legendary Audi Sport quattro S1 serves as the base for Audi designers Ken Block: “This project makes a dream come true for me” It instantly brings back memories of the legendary Audi Sport quattro S1 with which the four rings used to charge to the summit in the famous Pikes Peak Hill Climb event, aka the “Race To The Clouds:” Audi is pre...

Spy Photo: Audi e-tron Facelift

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66713"] The Audi e-tron has been on the market since 2018 and now it’s time for a refresh. We spied the Sportback version earlier and now its time for the regular version of the e-tron that we spied in the cold of Sweden. Of course the changes will basically be the same as we have seen on the Sportback version. Up front, the grille seems to get a new and smaller shape or the camouflage is doing a very good job. Maybe the design will mirror more...

More than 5,000 New Fast Charging Points by 2025: Massive Expansion by IONITY Strengthens Audi’s Charging Offering

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66477"] source: Audi AG IONITY investing 700 million euros in its own high-power charging network Number of fast-charging points growing from 1,500 to around 7,000 across Europe Up to 350 kW of power for future-proof charging “Plug & Charge” functionality for Audi e-tron models makes charging even more convenient A well-developed charging infrastructure forms the very backbone of electrified mobility. That is why IONITY is ...

Audi e-tron Named 2022 Vincentric Best Certified Pre-Owned Value in America Award Winner

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66200"] source: Audi of America Audi e-tron announced as winner in the Luxury EV/PHEV segment for 9th annual Vincentric Best Certified Pre-Owned Value in America Awards Audi A3 also recognized as having the lowest total cost of ownership in its class as part of Vincentric awards process For the 5th time in a row, an Audi of America vehicle has been honored with a Vincentric Best Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Value in America award. Th...

A Pioneer in Electric Mobility and Sustainability: Audi Brussels Produces its Eight Millionth Car

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65727"] source: Audi AG The eight millionth car is an Audi e-tron in metallic Glacier White Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and Audi CEO Markus Duesmann honor Brussels as a key factory in electromobility Volker Germann, CEO of Audi Brussels, adds: “We put our employees at the center and invest in digitalization and intelligent processes and products.” Ceremony in Belgium: The eight millionth car comes off the assembly lin...

Audi Q4 e-tron Wins Green Car Journal’s 2022 Green Car of the Year Award Recognizing Exceptional Efficiency, Cutting Edge Features, and Overall Driving Experience

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65669"] source: Audi of America Q4 e-tron family delivers 4th and 5th EV models to Audi portfolio, with Audi on track to have the largest offering of fully-electric models of any automaker in U.S. by the end of 2021 Award recognizes excellence and innovation in safety, value, performance, style, and mass market affordability The all-new Q4 e-tron has been recognized as Green Car Journal’s 2022 Green Car of the Year. In a clear display of th...

Innovative For Sure: Audi Sets Safety Standards at the Dakar Rally

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65628"] source: Audi AG Holistic safety concept of the Audi RS Q e-tron Valuable knowledge from circuit racing flows into Dakar project High standards of passenger protection are a tradition at Audi Sport Long before Audi unveiled the RS Q e-tron to the public in summer 2021, the racing engineering team was already intensively involved in the Dakar Rally. The risks in off-road racing were at the center of the considerations fo...

Increased Range for Audi e-tron 55 quattro: Software Update for 2019/2020 Model Years

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65420"] source: Audi AG New software for the MY2019/2020 Audi e-tron Free update expands usable range of the high-voltage battery, reduces electrical losses in the e-motor, and optimizes thermal management Update available for a total of 34,000 Audi e-tron 55 quattro1 vehicles – improvements deliver up to 20 kilometers of additional range in actual driving conditions, equaling an increase of approx. five percent Own...

Audi Q6 e-tron Spy Photos

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65246"] Audi Q6 e-tron spied once again! We spied the Audi Q6 e-tron for the first time back in February and now we spotted it during some testing at the Volkswagen Groups’ Nürburgring test center. This time we got pretty close up giving you the best look yet. As we know Porsche is developing a new and fully electric Macan and the Q6 e-tron will be sharing the very same platform. . The new Macan will ride on a new platform dubbed PPE , Premium...

The Audi Q4 e-tron’s Success Story: In Its Transition to Electromobility, Audi Is Turning to Synergies Within the Whole Group

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64631"] source: Audi AG Audi, Volkswagen, and Cupra models are coming from the same assembly lines Audi Board Member for Production and Logistics Peter Kössler: “Synergy makes the economical transition to emissions-free premium mobility possible in proverbial Audi quality.” Dr. Stefan Loth, Chairman of the Board of Volkswagen Saxony: “We have successfully transformed into a multi-brand location that will soon have six electric cars” ...

The Legendary quattro: Setting the Pace in e-mobility as Well

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64427"] source: Audi AG Latest development: torque splitter and electric torque vectoring Track record of success: approx. 11.8 million Audi vehicles with all-wheel drive manufactured since 1980 Drive system 2.0: electric quattro in the e-tron models The quattro drive system is synonymous with dynamic handling, driving stability, traction, and safety, as well as technical expertise and top performance – in short, with “Vorsprung durch ...

Rally Co-Driver Fabrizia Pons: “The quattro Has Never Lost Its Grip on Me”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64281"] source: Audi AG The vice-champion as Michèle Mouton’s co-driver remembers victory with Audi Great anticipation for the electric e-tron fleet and the new RS 3 Audi Sport GmbH Managing Director Sebastian Grams: “quattro links the past with the future” They are historic venues for the international rally scene and they have close ties to Audi: the Col de Turini as a stage of the Monte Carlo Rally and San Romolo as a very crucia...

Audi A6 e-tron concept at Milan Design Week

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="63756"] source: Audi AG Audi City Lab as platform for talks about the future Brand with four rings presenting Audi A6 e-tron concept: high-tech all-electric sedan Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron making Italian debut Emotional design, spectacular lighting technology, and perfect harmony – that’s what both the Audi brand and Dutch product designer Marcel Wanders are renowned for. In the Audi City Lab showroom designed by Wande...

Q4 e-tron Series Adds New All-Wheel-Drive Model

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62645"] source: Audi AG Q4 45 e-tron now available to preorder Audi Q4 45 e-tron quattro1 with 195 kW* rounds out drive system portfolio Customers can now order Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron2 with a range of up to 534 km (WLTP) All Q4 e-tron models certified as “carbon-neutral products” The Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron are the first compact electric SUVs from the brand with the fou...

Video of the Day: Audi e-tron vs Honda Civic Type R vs BMW X4 M40d Drag Race

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61961"] words: Bill, photo: carwow Ok this has to be one of the oddest assortments of vehicles to ever drag race. First up is the Audi e-tron. Not exactly a speedster you want to put up against the next contender: the Honda Civic Type R. Finally, the BMW X4 M40d. Electric AWD SUV versus ICE FWD sedan versus diesel AWD SUV. The e-tron isn't the S model, it's the heaviest by far, and people don't drag them because...well because who would?...

E-Legend EL1 EV Harks Iconic Audi Sport quattro Era with New Electric Car

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61932"] It’s hard to know what to make of the new E-Legend EL1. From a design standpoint, this new electric car startup pays obvious homage to the Audi Sport quattro. However, its relationship to Audi beyond appearance remains to be seen. With its looks alone though, we figure it’s something our audience would want to know more about. The EL1 electric coupé is powered by three electric motors powered by a 90kWh battery pack. The firm behind ...