Audi e-tron Will Be First Model To Feature Vehicle-Integrated Toll Module Technology

source: Audi of America Vehicle integrated toll payment technology to be launched as standard equipment on Audi e-tron Integrated Toll Module® (ITM®) expands brand’s offering of available vehicle-to-infrastructure connectivity solutions Audi e-tron makes global debut Sept. 17, 2018 in San Francisco HERNDON, Va. – Making its global debut in San Francisco on Sept. 17, the all-electric Audi e-tron will be the first vehicle from the brand to launch with the integrated toll ...

World Premiere at Pebble Beach – The Audi PB18 e-tron concept car

[source: Audi AG] Editor's note: quattro quarterly was on the ground for the PB18 reveal and our live stream of the event is at the bottom of this press release. High-performance sports car with electric drive Design and technical concept car As a monoposto on the racetrack For the first time, Audi is presenting a design and technical concept car at Pebble Beach Automotive Week in Monterey, California. The all-electric Audi PB18 e-tronpresents a radical vision for t...

Take Charge: Audi e-tron prototype – Recuperation Test

[source: Audi AG] Highly efficient: up to 30 percent more range thanks to energy recuperation World premiere in electric cars: the electrohydraulically integrated brake control system Strong performance: up to 300 kW and from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in less than six seconds The Audi e-tron prototype combines enormous power and high efficiency. With a system output of up to 300 kW, the full-size SUV with a fully electric drive accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (...

US Reservations for 2019 Audi e-tron to Open Sept 17

source: Audi of America HERNDON, Va., July 26, 2018 – U.S. customers will be able to configure and reserve their 2019 Audi e-tron, the first all-electric vehicle from Audi, on Sept. 17. The e-tron will make its global debut on the same day at an event in San Francisco. On Sept. 17, full e-tron specifications, including pricing, will be available at www.audiusa.com, giving customers the details needed to configure their e-tron and reserve their vehicle with a refundable $1,000 reserva...

Audi of America Begins e-tron Messaging

The Audi e-tron is expected to make its American debut in September, and Audi USA has already begun messaging on its first all-electric offering. In as much, they've set up a microsite where you can learn a bit more and sign up for updates should an electric Audi be on your shopping list. For those not keeping track, the first full-electric mass-market e-tron will be a crossover. As a point of reference, some internal Audi contacts have referred to it as a "Q6" in regards to size and plac...

Audi Connects The Electric Car With The House

[source: Audi AG] Audi e-tron integrated seamlessly into connected home Convenient, cost-optimized charging with photovoltaic power Partnership with SMA Solar Technology and Hager Group Audi is taking the idea of electric mobility beyond the automobile in offering its customers a tailormade system offering. To that end, the brand is teaming up with two new partners to connect its electric model Audi e-tron with the user’s home infrastructure. Intelligent interacti...

VW Group Shares 48-Volt Plans at Vienna Motor Symposium

Editor's Note: The Vienna Motor Symposium is where OE manufacturers go to share advancements in engine and motor technology. Audi's Volkswagen Group corporate parent is a regular in Vienna, and for 2018 they chose to share planning for widespread 48-volt architecture. Thusly, the press release below comes via Volkswagen. As is typical of such a large car manufacturer with shared architectures, it is worth reading between the lines here. For example, though very different in appearance an...

Audi A8L e-tron Spied in Death Valley (Exclusive)

It's no secret that Death Valley, California is a popular place for car manufacturers to test in extreme temperatures. In as much, keeping an eagle eye when in the area is well worth it as you may spy something that hasn't been seen before. Case in point is Audi Club member Troy Sicotte who was cruising through the area and noticed an as-of-yet-unseen Audi A8L e-tron hiding in plain sight. Given the A8 has already been revealed on a show stand and is even on the market in Europe, it's...

Autoblog: Audi S8 Due This Year with 4.0-liter Twin-Turbo V8

[source: Autoblog, A8 photo: Audi AG] A 621-hp S8 E-Tron could follow Autobild reports that the next-generation Audi S8 will be introduced later this year, and we've pieced together intel from various reports for an idea of what we'll get. Autocar says the coming D5 sedan will get a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 sourced from the Porsche Panamera Turbo, ditching the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that Audi developed with Bentley and put in the current D4 S8. According to the report, the V8 will make 535...

Ultra-High Voltage: The Audi e-tron prototype in a Faraday Cage

Fast charging with up to 150 kW in the Ionity network Wide-ranging options for charging at home and on the move Range of over 400 kilometers (248.5 mi) in the WLTP driving cycle The production version of the Audi e-tron prototype heralds the dawn of a new era for the brand with the four rings: The company is transforming from a classic carmaker to a systems supplier for mobility offering its customers tailored solutions for charging, whether at home or on the move. The pro...

Daniel Abt’s First Stint in New Audi e-tron FE05

[source: Audi Sport] Audi continues preparing for new Formula E season in Spain Abt: “Almost like in a science fiction movie” Premiere for Daniel Abt: Under the Spanish sun, the German Audi driver drove the new Audi e-tron FE05 to be fielded in the next Formula E season for the first time. In the two-day test at Calafat, the engineers again gathered important data for the development of the all-electric race car. Rome, Calafat, Paris – for Daniel...

Neustadt Teases April 9 Debut of Audi Sport e-tron Vision GT

Audi is the latest brand to create one of the Vision GT series of concept cars for use in the Gran Turismo driving sim franchise. The upcoming e-tron Vision GT is set to debut on April 9. In as much, the social media team at Audi's performance division have been teasing the car via video on Facebook. Watch the shorts below, and follow Audi Sport on Facebook HERE. https://www.facebook.com/AudiSport/videos/1660390050712297/ https://www.facebook.com/AudiSport/videos/1661476383936997/

Audi Teases e-tron GT at Annual Press Conference

Audi enjoys teasing future product at the company's annual press conference, and the 2018 gathering was no exception. Buried between profit reports, factory highlights and other mundane issues comes more solid confirmation of the brand's second all-electric e-tron offering. And, unlike the e-tron shown in Geneva, this one will skip the more obvious crossover configuration and instead go low-slung and sporty that should be more appealing to car enthusiasts. Sharing the above image with att...

Volkswagen Group To Expand Production of Electric Vehicles Worldwide on a Massive Scale

source: Volkswagen AG “Roadmap E” is picking up speed: 16 production sites for electric vehicles by the end of 2022 Future partnerships with battery manufacturers agreed for Europe and China CEO Matthias Müller: “Things are really moving. A change of course for the Volkswagen supertanker – full speed ahead to the future!” Fiscal year 2017: record earnings despite billions in cash outflows from the diesel crisis CFO Frank Witter: “The results of the year 2017 de...

Live From Geneva: Watch Here as Audi Live Streams The e-tron SUV

source: Audi AG Geneva - Audi is live streaming the e-tron SUV as it drives around Geneva. They are encouraging people to take pictures of it and use the #etron hashtag. Join in and hope you can capture it! [embed]https://www.facebook.com/Audi.AG/videos/1699137560121449/?hc_ref=ARSXuw78_X4yZVtrOJgC7ZIl0LHXruzpyJuuuNy6e2VhqLjUmHXtui31S2DtlPGWSYk&fref=gs&dti=909399225854482&hc_location=group[/embed]

Daniel Abt Takes First Formula E Victory for Audi

source: Audi Sport Commanding victory in E-Prix in Mexico City 25-year old first German winner in the electric race series Lucas di Grassi drives from last on the grid to ninth Daniel Abt from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler squad is the first German winner in Formula E history. In Mexico City, the 25-year-old produced a faultless race and in doing so simultaneously clinched the first victory for the Audi works team in the electric race series. Team mate Lucas di Grassi c...

Audi Smart Energy Network Pilot Project: Eco-Electricity Intelligently Managed

source: Audi AG Stationary home battery as energy buffer for electric car and grid management Unique: interaction with the power grid Ingolstadt - Automobile, home and power supply combined to form an intelligent energy network: In a pilot project the Audi Smart Energy Network for the first time interacts with the power grid. This marks a major advance for grid stability. As part of a research project, Audi is running a pilot project with households in the...

Tough Day for Audi in Marrakesh

source: Audi Sport Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler without fortune in Formula E in Marrakesh Daniel Abt still scores one point after drive-through penalty Title defender Lucas di Grassi retired Marrakesh - In round three of the Formula E electric racing series in Marrakesh (Morocco), following a strong beginning, Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler only went home with a single point. Daniel Abt, after a drive-through penalty and a full course yellow which came at an unfavor...

Audi and Formula E: Chasing Seconds in the Simulator

source: Audi Sport Race drivers and engineers practice in realistic conditions Audi driver Daniel Abt: “Practice day in Neuburg a key to success” The two Audi drivers, Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi, will start round 3 of the season in Marrakesh (Morocco) on January 13. Before each race of the electric series in which Audi is involved with a factory commitment for the first time in 2017/2018, the race drivers and engineers go through the entire process of a full race d...

Audi Gives Talents an Opportunity in Formula E

source: Audi Sport Rookie test following the race in Marrakesh DTM star Nico Müller and youngster Nyck de Vries in Audi e-tron FE04 A premiere in Formula E: In the racing series’ first rookie test, Nico Müller and Nyck de Vries are going to drive the Audi e-tron FE04 for the first time. The test day is scheduled for January 14, 2018, one day after the next Formula E race in Marrakesh. With the rookie test Formula E and the FIA are giving the registered teams an opp...