Every Audi model will have a hybrid version by 2020

July 4, 2014 at 2:31 pm

The company’s engineers found it hybrid propulsion most effective means in matters of fuel economy. Also, hybrids are best met the expectations of buyers Audi.

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As the head of the research department of Audi Ulrich Hackenberg at the UK premiere of hybrid Audi A3 e-tron, this model will make reference to which engineers will look at further work. The Audi are going to create two new families of hybrid propulsion systems that will be used on different platforms. One is designed for relatively compact models with a transverse engine, built on the platform MQB. The second will be used on the larger Audi with longitudinally extending power train. And there and there is planned to install an electric motor between the petrol engine and the gearbox.

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Besides, in both cases, provided the possibility of developing all-wheel drive hybrids, but on the models on the platform MQB (primarily Audi A3) rear axle will be forced to rotate the motor. Furthermore, as stated by Hackenberg, Audi recognized in inappropriate development schemes tested on A1 e-tron. In this power plant task gasoline engine was reduced to the production of electricity, while the head of the research department of Audi sure that once the system has a gasoline engine, it must rotate the drive wheels.

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