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When we attended a press conference in July. chairman Dr. Martin Winterkorn “In the future, the heart of Volkswagen also beat with He added that hybrid and vehicles will account for percent of the German carmaker s sales by 2018.

In a sign VW is making its way to that goal, (VW’s luxury division) week said that it add an Audi A6 Hybrid sedan to its hybrid plans—which include the Q5 Hybrid crossover (expected next year) and a hybridized A8 sedan in the works. But Audi has making hybrid and EV announcements for and has yet to launch an electric-drive vehicle.

In Dec. 2008, U.K.’s reported that the Q5 was off the table . canceling a Q7 Hybrid, quoting an company source who said, won’t produce a petrol-electric until we can make nickel hydride batteries safer in situations, and hybrid technology efficient overall.” Until metal hydrid batteries are s a strange excuse—the source the company will concentrate on vehicles for its efficiency strategy.

Has Anybody Seen the Q5 Hybrid?

month, a groovy corporate animation popped up on YouTube that the Q5 Hybrid is very in the works. The Audi Q5 Hybrid pairs a 2.0-liter engine a 44-horsepower electric motor to a combined 241-horsepower. That a 0 – 62 mph speed of 7.1 seconds and a top speed of 138

Low-speed electric-only driving can go up to 2 The plot thickened when the Q5 was reported to debut at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show, but showed up.

Audi A6 Hybrid Soon

The new Audi press says a soon-to-be-available hybrid of the Audi A6 Hybrid will after new gas- and diesel-powered make their debut in 2011. Audi uses a that many hybrid-producing are tossing around: The Audi A6 provides the power of a V6, combined the fuel efficiency of a four-cylinder

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The Audi A6 system closely matches the Q5 A 2-liter engine and electric combine via an 8-speed automatic to produce 245 horsepower. The A6 Hybrid s is a tiny bit slower at 0 – 62 mph in 7.3 seconds, but the top maxes at 148 mph.

More importantly, the company combined city-highway mileage translates to the mid- to low-30s in testing.

That s a nice from the A6 s current mid-20s, but numbers (and the company s should be taken with a of salt—if you look at parent VW’s hybrid and electric The VW Touareg Hybrid was promised to in 2010, but as of Nov. no sales been reported, and there a few weeks left in the month. (VW plans for a 2012 Jetta as well as gas-electric versions of the and Golf in 2013.)

Volkswagen’s electric plans are just as to figure out. Earlier year, Volkswagen made a big when it announced three cars by 2013—the E-Up! car, as well as an electric and an electric Jetta. But at the U.S. launch for the E-Golf, which attended last month,

significantly backed off. has its own exciting plug-in hybrid and car plans .

Will Audi on a luxury hybrid sedan gets mileage in low-30s? of course, is a less important than if VW and Audi will its broader shift to efficiency and In one positive sign, the company month said it had “commissioned” a new development center, where 840 are working on hybrids and EVs.

The company said it had invested $90 in the facility over the past two

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