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Audi A1 e-tron

  • Audi A1 e-tron Dual-Mode Hybrid

    Following a successful trial of A1 e-tron prototypes on the streets of Munich, Germany, Audi is now moving onto the next stage of its electrified vehicle research with the announcement today of a new trial using an updated version of the A1 e-tron. The latest version does away with the previous rotary engine range-extender and adopts a more conventional three-cylinder engine. For the new car, which Audi calls a Dual-Mode Hybrid, the layout of the drive system essentially comprises a combustion engine, two electric motors and a single-speed transmission. The combustion engine is a specially...

  • 20 Audi A1 e-tron electric cars will be used in the pilot program
    Audi A1 e-tron Fleet Hits The Streets Of Munich

    As of today, 20 Audi A1 e-tron electric car prototypes are on the roads of Munich, Germany, as part of a new pilot program to gather data on driver behavior, electric infrastructure requirements, and a new communication network between drivers and electric charging stations using smartphones. The...

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    Is Mazda's Rotary Engine Program Dead?

    Mazda has halted further development of a replacement for their Renesis rotary engine, at least for now.

  • Audi A1 e-tron design study live in Geneva. Photos © United Pictures, Int'l.
    2010 Geneva Motor Show: 2011 Audi A1 And A1 e-tron Live Photos

    The 2011 Audi A1 received what was possibly one of the most drawn-out unveilings in web history, and today it made its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Alongside it is a design study for an extended-range EV, or plug-in hybrid--however you care to call it--that previews the mass-market...

  • Audi A1 e-tron Concept
    2010 Geneva Motor Show: Audi A1 e-tron Concept

    The Audi A1 e-tron will show off the first in Audi's planned range of affordable, every-day electric luxury cars.

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