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    Report: Audi following Tesla with 280-mile EV family car
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    The press days are finished at the LA Auto Show, but things said there are still making news. While in California, Audi technical development chief Ulrich Hackenberg told reporters that his employer plans to release an electric car with a range of 280 miles "around 2017." Hackenberg wouldn't say ...

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    Report: Audi rules out R8 PHEV, will build E-Tron to order
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    The question of whether Audi will morph the next-gen R8 (pictured above, in testing) into a plug-in-hybrid challenger for the BMW i8 may have been answered. CarAdvice, in Australia, is claiming that any plans for a PHV 2016 R8 have been shelved, and that Audi will go ahead with gas-powered or ...

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    Report: Audi may add plug-in hybrid A6, A8 and Q7 to range [w/poll]
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    Audi could be getting even more diverse with its powertrains for the A6, A8 and Q7, moving beyond offering just gas- and diesel-powered models and adding plug-in hybrid variants of the three luxury vehicles. The report comes from Indian Autos Blog, which spoke to Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi's ...

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    Followup: Audi R8 E-Tron back on production map thanks to new battery tech?
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    Contrary to our October 2012 report, it appears Audi's R8 E-Tron program is back on track, if a report from Australia is to be believed. Drive is reporting that the German brand has changed its mind and won't be sacking the program, despite previously stated concerns about the quality and price ...

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    Motorsports: Audi debuts all-new R18 E-Tron Quattro with novel secondary hybrid system
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    This is the new Audi R18. It looks like the Bond villain of race cars (it has red running lamps), and if Audi's past is any indication, it'll prove difficult to beat in the LMP1 class of the 2014 World Endurance Championship. The car's full name is the Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro, just like last ...

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    Spy Shots: Is the Audi R8 E-Tron project back on again?
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    If you ask Audi about its R8 E-Tron prototype, the all-electric two-seater that was first shown at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, the automaker will tell you that its development program is on hold. Yet, as we reported in January, limited production of the combustion-free coupe may be moving ...

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    First Drive: Audi A3 E-Tron
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    Unique Feature Makes This A Very Special EV The most innovative part of the Audi A3 E-Tron prototype isn't found under the hood or in its battery compartment. Instead, one must sit in the driver's seat and move slightly to the side, then peer at the two smallish steering wheel-mounted paddle ...

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    Video: Audi developing powertrain sound of the future for R8 e-tron
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    Audi knows 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 way it ...

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    Report: Next Audi A4, Q7 to have e-tron Quattro option
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    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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    Audi reveals seven future technologies in development
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    Audi has dropped the details on seven new technologies it is working on, some of which are still in early development, while others will be on the road within the next few years. They span the spectrum from furthering Audi's commitment to lightening its vehicles through the extensive use of ...

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    Frankfurt: Audi shows off near-production R8 e-tron prototype
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    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 makes a push for solar
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    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's electric e-tron to get artificial sound
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    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?
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    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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    Spy Shots: Audi R4 up close and in camo
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    That mysterious Audi coupe we saw in grainy video form is slowly becoming more clear. The above photo shows off some of the styling lines, even though the curly-Q camo is trying hard to hide them. Originally, the internet was abuzz with word that this vehicle could be related to Audi's ...

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    Oh, Crap: Audi mucks up e-tron name in French
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    Audi e-tron Detroit Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's a lot of allure surrounding Audi's all-electric e-tron. We've seen prototypes out and about on public roads and collected a fair share of photo galleries from different auto shows. Our comrades at AutoblogGreen ...

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    Audi R8 e-tron entered in road rally
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    Audi e-Tron – Click above for high-res image
    Audi is letting the mighty e-tron out to play with the other kids, 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 each other over 10 ...

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    Audi wants your help designing its future electric vehicles
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    Audi e-tron – Click above for high-res image gallery
    So you think you've got what it takes to design an electric car? If so, Audi is interested in hearing from you. The company just kicked off an electric car competition that challenges people to try their hand at designing the cars of ...

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    Spy Shots: Audi R8 e-tron hits the road
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    Audi surprised the motoring press with its first R8-based e-tron concept back at last year's Frankfurt Motor Show and has since shown off a repainted, slightly modified version in LA and finally a third take on the electric sportscar concept earlier this year in Detroit. We don't expect the German ...

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    Audi A1 e-tron runs like Volt, advances ER-EV concept
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    Audi A1 e-tron concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    After teasing us with a few goodies yesterday, Audi has just released technical details on its new A1 e-tron concept that debuts later today at the Geneva Motor Show. As we already knew, the A1 uses an extended range electric ...

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