Electric Vehicles Run out of Juice

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Electric Vehicles Run out of Juice
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Arguably electric cars are the future of the automotive industry. They promise smooth, quiet, pollution-free driving, but are they ready for primetime? If recent news is any indicator, the answer is a resounding “NO!” Continue Reading...

Audi to Bring All-Electric A3 to U.S.

Audi to Bring All-Electric A3 to U.S.
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Audi is bringing an all-electric A3 to the U.S. Exciting as that may be, only 17 of them will make their way across the ocean. At the annual TED conference in Long Beach, Calif., Audi CEO Johan DeNysschen revealed plans to bring 17 A3 e-trons Stateside as a trial to see what type of reaction the… Continue Reading...

Mercedes E Superlight Aiming for 2015 Launch

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Mercedes E Superlight Aiming for 2015 Launch
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In terms of propulsion, the E Superlight is expected to bow with a 150 horsepower fuel cell, driving the rear wheels in conjunction with a 50 hp electric motor, though conventional gas/diesel engines and possibly a plug-in Hybrid derivative are expected to follow suit. Continue Reading...

Audi A3 e-tron Clectric Car Inching Closer To Debut

Audi A3 e-tron Clectric Car Inching Closer To Debut
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Audi is reportedly preparing to release its all-electric e-tron drivetrain in an A3-based platform, possibly within the next couple of years or so. The entry-level hatch is to get 130 horsepower, and 199 lb-ft torque from its under-hood electric motor. Juice is supplied via mid- and rear-mounted li-ion battery packs adding up to 26.5 kWh… Continue Reading...

Audi E-Tron Spyder Isn’t Germany’s Tesla [Paris 2010]

Audi E-Tron Spyder Isn’t Germany’s Tesla [Paris 2010]
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Audi‘s E-Tron Spyder debuted at the Paris Auto Show today, and surprised observers by departing from the purely electric setup seen in previous E-Tron concepts. The Spyder will use a 3.0L TDI V6 and a DSG transmission to power the rear wheels, while the fronts get a pair of twin electric motors. An aluminum space… Continue Reading...

Audi e-Tron Spyder To Debut In Paris, Name Change Not Happening

Audi e-Tron Spyder To Debut In Paris, Name Change Not Happening
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Audi looks set to debut an e-Tron Spyder at this year’s Paris Auto Show despite the poorly translated name. The sketches were originally released on a French website, and from our high-school level knowledge of the language, we gather that…no substantial details are out yet. Think of this car as the Spyder version of the… Continue Reading...

Audi’s E-Tron Moniker Is A S***y Name For French Speaking Markets

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Audi’s E-Tron Moniker Is A S***y Name For French Speaking Markets
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A couple decades ago, Toyota decided to launch their upcoming MR2 sports car in Europe. The MR2 was a good car on its own, but Toyota had a bit of a marketing blunder on its hands when they discovered that MR2 was pronounced “mere-deux” in French, which is similar to merde a not so nice… Continue Reading...

Audi Electric City Car Confirmed

Audi Electric City Car Confirmed
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Despite previously denying reports that an electric car based off their small A1 platform would be produced, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler confirmed that Audi would produce a small electric city car, without confirming any design or technical details. “Almost certainly, yes, we will have a small electric car. It is being investigated,” Stadler told Britain’s… Continue Reading...

Detroit 2010: Audi Shows-Off Updated E-Tron With Another Ridiculous Torque Number

Detroit 2010: Audi Shows-Off Updated E-Tron With Another Ridiculous Torque Number
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Audi is continuing to demand the auto industry focus on it’s E-Tron electric sports car, with a revised version of the concept on display at the Detroit Auto Show. First unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show and then paraded in front of the media in brilliant tangerine at the LA Auto Show, this new E-Tron… Continue Reading...