Audi electric cars to be built across the world

New Audi A8 images from Barcelona, July 2017

Audi will build electric vehicles at its plants throughout the world, including sites in Mexico and Hungary, the automaker informed on Wednesday, detailing its zero-emission strategies. Audi last year awarded production of its first mass-produced electric sport-utility vehicle to a plant in Brussels, and since been pressured by labor unions to designate electric vehicle tasks […]

Audi labor boss targets top management for lacking strategy for production

Images of 2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder

Audi’s labor boss has targeted top management for lacking a strategy for production in Germany as workers at the luxury automaker’s essential plants fear they could be left behind in the race for orders and tasks. Volkswagen’s primary revenue engine in 2016 designated production of its first mass-produced electric sport-utility vehicle (SUV) to a plant […]

Audi’s unions asks top management to designate electric model for major German plant

Audi R8 e-tron images

Labor leaders at Volkswagen’s Audi brand have asked top management to designate production of an all-electric model to the automaker’s major plant in Germany, concerned they may lose as electric vehicles gain in significance. Audi will next year start constructing its very first mass-produced electrical model, the e-tron quattro sport-utility vehicle, at a plant located […]

Jobs of Audi Workers in Germany are safe until 2020

Audi A5/S5 Cabriolets

Audi has dismissed forced redundancies in Germany prior to 2020, its labor employer stated, extending job guarantees by two years even as the Volkswagen-owned automaker grapples with the fallout from the automaker’s emissions scandal. Volkswagen flagship luxury division reduced its projection for profitability and sales in late October after sustaining further costs associated with the […]

Volkswagen’s Audi selects Peter Mertens as new R&D chief

Peter Mertens

Audi has selected the research and development (R&D) chief of Swedish automaker Volvo as its new head of technical development, filling a crucial post as the Volkswagen-owned brand faces the fallout from the company’s emissions scandal. Peter Mertens, senior vice president for R&D at Volvo Car Corporation who formerly held senior positions at General Motors […]