Audi began testing 20 examples of its A1 e-tron city car in Munich this week. This trial run for the electric car with range extending gas engine will help Audi evaluate the future usability of the car.
Audi is finally walking the electric car walk with a fleet test of its A1 e-tron range-extended electric supermini.
At the 2014 Detroit auto show, Audi unveiled its Allroad Shooting Brake concept, using a plug-in hybrid system for an all-wheel-drive light offroader.
Audi gave CNET a chance to drive its A3 e-tron, a new plug-in hybrid model, at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show.
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Audi is raising the bar for electric vehicle infotainment systems and will be offering the same telematics package in the European A1 e-tron that it delivers in its top-of-the-line A8 models.
Whoever came up with the idea to throw the S3's engine in to the A1, then add four-wheel-drive needs a medal. Whoever decided Audi would only make 333 A1 Quattros needs a talking to.
Although the carmaker is rolling out only 20 A1 e-tron fleet vehicles, it's installing 200 charging stations for its initial testing of its MCV.
The idea of popping a silly-powerful engine into the most inappropriate of spaces has been floating around for ages; with the Audi A1 Quattro the idea has been taken to something of an extreme.
Stuffing the last-gen S3's engine in to the smallest car in the range isn't often done. Audi's A1 Quattro is pretty special, then.
XCAR has been waiting for a super-hot Audi A1 for years, now there's an S1. It's small, powerful and damn good fun. But is it a hyperhatch?