Electromobility in Winter: Intelligent Thermal Management in Audi Models Preserves Range and Performance

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67015"] source: Audi AG Audi embeds mechanisms to preserve batteries and charging capacity Preconditioning heats the high-voltage battery and interior before departure Heat pump generates soothing warmth and protects against loss of range In the winter, electrically powered cars have to bring the interior and the battery system to the right temperature. This double task already requires a lot of energy from them. Low exterior temperatures ex...

Spy Photo: Porsche Macan EV Winter Test

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66921"] We ran into a group of Porsche testers at an charging station in the cold winter and it was clear that the Macan EV prototype had some problems. Nothing special with that since that’s why the prototypes are being tested; to avoid these problems when the cars are ready for regular clients. After realizing it would take a while for the Macan EV to move, we went closer to shoot some photos. That was really not appreciated by the test drive...

Spy Photo: Audi A3 allroad Goes Winter Testing

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66907"] It was just a matter of time before we would see the Audi A3 in a high riding version in order to join its brothers with the A1 Citycarver and the allroad versions of the A4 Avant and the A6 Avant. Once again we spied a prototype of the A3 Allroad during testing , this time in Sweden during cold weather testing. This time Audi decided to use a more discrete color instead of that bright green of the first prototype. These higher riding ver...

NEQ: Winter Driving News– 2019 – REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Winter Driving News– 2019 – REGISTRATION IS OPEN!   The Audi Club Northeast chapter (NEQ) now has two Winter Driving events open on MotorsportReg.com.  The Artie Mayhew  Memorial Winter Driving Schools will be on Saturday January 19 and Saturday February 2,  Ice is forming nicely and, if the weatherman is right, we expect to be able to hold these events as scheduled so sign up soon. Everyone who registers will be waitlisted initially and if the event oversell...