Audi RS e-tron GT Sets Lap Record at Mount Panorama, Bathurst

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="82683"] source: Audi Australia 2:28.15 minutes: Audi the first to set fastest lap for an electric production vehicle RS e-tron GT sets benchmark for new era of all-electric, high-performance motoring Bathurst lap-record holder and Audi Sport driver Christopher Mies at the wheel With a time of 2:28.15 minutes, the Audi RS e-tron GT has set the benchmark for electric performance in a special demonstration at the annual Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour...

The Audi activesphere concept

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="82357"] source: Audi AG Audi presents crossover study with electric drive and quattro A luxury coupé that turns into a pickup Innovative operating concept with augmented reality headsets As the fourth model in the series, the Audi activesphere concept marks the culmination of sphere concept vehicles brought forth by the brand with the four rings. Following on from the Audi skysphere roadster in 2021, and both the Audi grandsphere sedan, and t...

Global Battery Alliance Launches World’s First Battery Passport Proof of Concept

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="82002"] source: Audi AG The Global Battery Alliance today launched the proof of concept for its Battery Passport at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos It has been developed over three years by the GBA’s members, including Audi “More sustainable batteries are vital to our efforts to responsibly and successfully shape the shift towards e-mobility,” says Markus Duesmann, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG ...

Audi Delivers Over 100,000 Electric Models in 2022 – Despite Challenging Environment

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="81619"] source: Audi AG Over 44 percent more fully electric cars handed over than in 2021 Total volume of 1.61 million vehicles just below the previous year’s figure Hildegard Wortmann, Member of the Board of Management for Sales and Marketing: “Focusing on electric mobility is the right strategy; positive outlook, thanks to an attractive portfolio and large number of orders” In 2022, Audi was once again able to significantly increase ...

Team Audi Sport Remains Motivated for Second Half of Dakar Rally

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="81593"] source: Audi AG Strong contrast of competitiveness and severe disappointments High motivation in the team despite setbacks for all driver teams Tough second half of rally expected after rest day For Team Audi Sport, the first half of the 2023 Dakar Rally was an emotionally intense mix: Two stage victories and the Audi RS Q e-tron’s first three days in the lead at the world’s toughest rally were offset by setbacks for all three d...

On the Road to the World Premiere: First Appearance of the New ID.7 Sedan With Digital Camouflage

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="81455"] source: Volkswagen AG Volkswagen will provide a glimpse of the next model in its EV family at the Consumer Electronics Show Efficient electric sedan with long-range capability Special camouflage for the ID.7 EV creates electroluminescent light effects  Following on from the ID.4 SUV, the new sedan is Volkswagen’s next global electric vehicle and will be offered on three continents World premiere of the series production version sc...

TK Goes Electric

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="81371"] source: Audi Australia, words: Patrick Morda, photos: Robert Fischer Undoubtedly one of the finest racing drivers of the modern era, Tom Kristensen never drove a fully-electric car in his racing career – but he has quite a soft sport for his daily driver RS e-tron GT. It’s surprising just how quiet it can be at the Audi Motorsport Headquarters in Neuburg – just north of the brand’s Ingolstadt HQ. Off in the distance a ...

Audi Presents Plan for the Production of the Future

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="80875"] source: Audi AG A comprehensive approach, the 360factory: All production sites will manufacture all-electric vehicles by 2029 The premium brand plans to halve its factory costs by 2033 Board Member for Production and Logistics Gerd Walker: “The path Audi is taking conserves resources and accelerates our transformation to a provider of sustainable premium mobility” Audi is all in on electromobility: As of 2026, the brand with the ...

Brussels Plant Kicks Off Production for the New Audi Q8 e-tron

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="80652"] source: Audi AG Gerd Walker, Audi board member for Production and Logistics, praises Brussels’ pioneering role in advancing electrification and sustainable production across all plants The electric traction motors for production are transported from Hungary to Brussels by green freight trains The Belgium plant has had carbon-neutral production since 2018 and is a pioneer for Audi’s strategic environmental program, Mission:Zero On...

Volkswagen with a First-Class Safety Concept: Five Stars from Euro NCAP for the ID. Buzz

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="80483"] source: Volkswagen AG Volkswagen ID. Buzz receives top marks in demanding vehicle safety test Very good rating thanks to holistic safety concept with numerous assist systems as standard Result underscores the high standards for safety at Volkswagen The European test organisation Euro NCAP has announced its latest vehicle safety test results. With the ID. Buzz, a new Volkswagen model has also been awarded a “very good” rating and...

Award for the Audi RS Q e-tron

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="80398"] source: Audi AG Audi Sport wins “Racecar Powertrain of the Year Award 2022” Stefan Dreyer, Head of Development Audi Sport racing: “Courage, focus and perseverance have paid off” An additional motivational boost for Team Audi Sport shortly before its second outing in the Dakar Rally (December 31, 2022 to January 15, 2023): The innovative Audi RS Q e-tron has won one of the most important prizes that is awarded within...

Spy Photo: Audi Q6 e-tron Sportback Winter Test

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="79949"] It's time for a new winter test season. First out is the Audi Q6 e-tron Sportback that makes its first tour in winter wonderland. Spied earlier in Germany during the summer, it's only our second sighting of the Sportback version of the electric Q6 e-tron. Both the Audi Q6 e-tron and the Q6 e-tron Sportback will of course share the same PPE platform with the upcoming Porsche Macan EV. The Sportback will share the front end with the standa...

Scout Motors Establishes the Brand’s Online Presence; Teases Front-End Design

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="79092"] source: Scout Motors Scout establishes first online presence with www.scoutmotors.com and a dedicated community forum Scout SUV front-end teaser image offers glimpse of design direction for the next generation of Scout trucks and SUVs Scout Registry created to chronicle classic Scout vehicles, to connect owners, and to share personal photos and stories Today, Scout Motors Inc. ("Scout") established the brand’s online presence fo...

Spy Photo: Porsche Taycan and Taycan Sport Turismo Facelift

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="78148"] Porsche is not just working on a hotter version of the Porsche Taycan but there is also a refresh in the works. We spotted three prototypes going out from one of the Porsche suppliers this evening, two Taycan and one Taycan Sport Turismo, all with some camouflage. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="78130"] All of them have a covered up front bumper hiding a new design and the two sedans also have some camouflage on the rear...

Five Beautiful EV-Friendly Drives for Fall

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="77793"] source: Volkswagen of America Between airline delays and skyrocketing travel costs⁠, scenic, leaf peeping drives may not only be a favorite seasonal pastime, but a necessity for those looking to travel cross-country this fall. And thanks to the Volkswagen ID.4 – which includes three years of 30-minute fast charging sessions at Electrify America stations at no additional cost⁠ — more of those scenic fall drives can h...

Video of the Day: Ken Block’s Audi S1 Hoonitron

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="77788"] words: Bill, photos: Hoonitron You've seen photos of the Audi S1 Hoonitron and have probably seen leaked video of it tearing up the streets of Las Vegas during filming of Electrikhana but now, it's time to do a deep dive into its design and technology. Ken Block and Brian Scotto (ahem...Audi Club Board Member) go through all phases of the Audi S1 Hoonitron from the power plant to the cooling system, wheels, design, etc.  Speaking of ...

Spy Photo: Audi RS Q6 e-tron Hits the Nürburgring

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76864"] We spied the hotter version of the Audi Q6, the RS Q6 once again, and this time during some quick laps around the Nürburgring. Our last sighting was during the winter test season so its been a while since the last time. Visibly we can see the sportier looking front bumper compared to the more regular versions of the Q6. These prototypes also have the production lights as we can see revealing the split headlights up front together with th...

First Drive: Initial Impressions of the Audi Q4 e-tron

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76910"] by: George Achorn, photos: Audi of America The reason I’ve been traveling in Los Angles is mainly to drive this. It’s the new Audi Q4, based on the Volkswagen Group MEB scalable electric chassis matrix. As you may have surmised from the name, it fills the position between Q3 and Q5 crossovers, closer in exterior dimensions to Q3 and closer to the Q5 in interior room due to the more efficient use of space thanks to the electric drivetr...

Efficiency is the Goal: New Audi e-tron Prototype at the E-Cannonball

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76542"] source: Audi AG Electric cars in the spotlight: the Audi e-tron is a true pioneer of e-mobility. Now a new challenger will be on the starting grid of the E-Cannonball in Hamburg which is getting under way on September 23, and is looking forward to meeting electric car enthusiasts and their vehicles at Germany's biggest electric rally. As a prototype, it will be wearing a specially designed camouflage, because it is still keeping some ...

Transforming the On-The-Road EV Charging Experience

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="75690"] source: Volkswagen of America Whether you currently own a Volkswagen ID.4 electric vehicle, or you’re considering a Volkswagen EV in your near future, there’s great news on the charging front: The experience of charging an EV on the road keeps getting better and better, thanks in part to a new collection of stations within the rapidly expanding Electrify America network. Electrify...