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2019 A6 to be introduced with mild hybrid standard

Audi debuted its 2019 A6 at the Geneva auto show last month, and now the company is bringing the model stateside. The 2019 Audi A6 will come with mild hybrid as the standard option, bringing 340 horsepower. Though this is one of the first Audi hybrids to make it to market, it will not be the last. The automaker is…

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Audi preparing to launch new plug-ins, electric vehicles

Audi is moving toward with its goal of having plug-in hybrid or battery electric vehicles make up 25 percent of its sales by 2025. Hybridcars.com reports that “sporty small cars and refreshed sedans” featuring fast, high-performance engines will drive Audi’s product lineup in the next several years. The new lineup includes the Audi A6/S6 models (2018) that will be offered…

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Audi: Electric Vehicles Will Account for 25% of US Sales Within 10 Years

Audi has announced at the Los Angeles International Auto Show that 25% of its U.S. sales will come from electric vehicles by 2025. After launching the A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid later this year, Audi will accelerate toward its goal of 25% electric vehicle sales with the production version of the fully electric Audi e-tron quattro concept SUV by 2018. Audi says…

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Audi announces details for A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid

The first step towards an electrified future for Audi begins in October, with the introduction of the plug-in hybrid electric A3 Sportback e-tron. The 2016 A3 Sportback e-tron combines the benefits of a hybrid with all-electric range This is the first of many e-tron models that Audi will introduce in the U.S. as part of its effort to combine a premium driving experience…

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Audi focused on plug-in hybrids

Despite Audi’s plans to develop an electric car to compete with Tesla, the company’s chief executive remains focused on plug-in hybrids. CEO Rupert Stadler predicted at the Shanghai Auto Show that drivers will prefer plug-in hybrids for the next 10-15 years. Audi’s first plug-in hybrid, the A3 Sportback e-tron, was introduced in Europe in November 2014. Read more.

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German Automakers Make Big Push for Plug-in Hybrids

A trio of German automakers — Mercedes, Volkswagen and BMW — have aggressive plans for introducing plug-in hybrids. Mercedes has announced plans to introduce 10 new plug-in hybrid models by 2017. That follows news that Volkswagen will launch over twenty electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles over the next few years in China. BMW recently announced its first plug-in hybrid. “Plug-in hybrids are a key technology on…

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Audi Q7 Plug-In Hybrid In The Works

Audi will introduce a plug-in hybrid version of the Q7 at the Detroit Auto Show in January and will eventually offer a diesel-electric version of the vehicle, according to Automotive News. It will be the first Audi model to feature a diesel-electric plug-in hybrid system. Volkswagen and Volvo have previously introduced diesel-electric plug-in hybrid vehicles. Read more.

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Audi to introduce plug-in hybrid diesel

Automotive News reports that Audi plans to introduce a plug-in hybrid diesel drivetrain next year. It will use a 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine and an electric motor. The new technology will first be introduced on Audi’s Q line of SUVs and the A8 flagship sedan, according to company officials. Mercedes and Land Rover currently sell diesel hybrids vehicles, but only Volvo…

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Audi plans to introduce four plug-in hybrids

Automotive News reports that Audi plans to introduce at least four plug-in hybrid cars over the next five years, beginning with the A3 Sportback E-tron. The A3 is Audi’s first plug-in hybrid and will be introduced in the US in 2015. Audi believes plug-in hybrids are the best solution for low-emission vehicles because they don’t face the same range constraints as…

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Audi considers plug-in hybrids for luxury models

AutoBlog.com reports that Audi may expand beyond its traditional gas and diesel engines to add a plug-in hybrid version of the A6, A8 and Q7. The next-generation Q7, due in 2015, will be the pioneer for the full-size PHV movement from Audi. AutoBlog notes that the move toward plug-ins by Audi is a big step, as the German marque has stayed…

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