0 Comments
Audi Expanding Hybrid And Electric Vehicle Plans, A6 Hybrid Could Enter In 2012: Report Photo:
2011_audi_a1_e_tron_concept_08 Photo: tmr
2011_audi_a1_e_tron_concept_12 Photo: tmr
2011_audi_a1_e_tron_concept_03 Photo: tmr
2010_audi_a8_hybrid_concept_01 Photo: tmr
2011_audi_a1_e_tron_concept_06 Photo: tmr
2011_audi_a1_e_tron_concept_11 Photo: tmr
2011_audi_a1_e_tron_concept_02 Photo: tmr
2011_audi_a1_e_tron_concept_10 Photo: tmr
2011_audi_a1_e_tron_concept_15 Photo: tmr
2011_audi_a1_e_tron_concept_05 Photo: tmr
2010_audi_a8_hybrid_concept_02 Photo: tmr
2011_audi_a1_e_tron_concept_09 Photo: tmr
2011_audi_a1_e_tron_concept_13 Photo: tmr
2011_audi_a1_e_tron_concept_01 Photo: tmr
2010_audi_a8_hybrid_concept_03 Photo: tmr
2011_audi_a1_e_tron_concept_07 Photo: tmr
2011_audi_a1_e_tron_concept_14 Photo: tmr
2011_audi_a1_e_tron_concept_04 Photo: tmr
2010_audi_a8_hybrid_concept_04 Photo: tmr
 
 
Mike Stevens | Mar, 17 2010 | 0 Comments

VOLKSWAGEN HAS DESIGNS on dominating the alternative-powertrain market by 2018, with a number of hybrid VWs planned to launch in the next few years alone.

Today, reports out of Europe suggest Audi is joining the party by expanding its hybrid offerings to include the next-generation A6 in 2012, joining the A8 and Q5 hybrids.

On the all-electric front, Audi's boss of technical development Michael Dick told industry paper Automotive News that the e-tron brand is set to become an important badge for the luxury carmaker in the coming decade.

"The e-tron name will have an important part to play. Just as 'quattro' has become a synonym for all-wheel drive, so 'e-tron' is to be the Audi brand name for electric mobility," Mr Dick said.

Mr Dick said that while Audi pushes to have a full five percent of its range made up of hybrids and EVs, the company will continue to improve its internal combustion engines. By 2020, Audi expects to have reduced emissions and fuel consumption by 30 percent.

This year's Geneva Motor Show saw Audi unveiled a number of environment-conscious models, including the A8 and Q5 hybrids and an all-electric e-tron version of the recently revealed A1 entry-level hatch.

Recent reports have also suggested that Audi is looking to introduce a new A2 or all-electric 'E2' model between the new A1 and the A3 hatch.

 
Used cars for sale
Looking to buy a Audi A6? How about these?
TMR Comments
Latest Comments
 
The size of your tyre is located on the sidewall of your tyre.
It will be similar to the sample below.
 
New cars for sale View more
 
Volvo XC90 T8 $93,900 to $93,900
Plus ORC
 
$133,272 More Information
BMW X5 xDrive40e $93,990 to $93,990
Plus ORC
 
$133,367 More Information
Mercedes-Benz GLE350 d $108,900 to $108,900
Plus ORC
 
$133,902 More Information
BMW X6 xDrive30d $126,990 to $126,990
Plus ORC
 
$135,467 More Information
Mercedes-Benz GLE500 e $129,500 to $129,500
Plus ORC
 
$138,102 More Information
Mercedes-Benz GLE43 AMG $134,700 to $134,700
Plus ORC
 
$143,562 More Information
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk $47,500 to $47,500
Plus ORC
 
$143,772 More Information
Mercedes-Benz E350 d $131,600 to $131,600
Plus ORC
 
$143,772 More Information
Jaguar XF 30d S $75,400 to $75,400
Plus ORC
 
Special Offer $131,853 More Information
Maserati Ghibli D $138,990 to $138,990
Plus ORC
 
$148,067 More Information
 
Show All