Audi is pursuing numerous strategies to produce eco-friendly engines. They include advancing the development of conventional engines, while also working on plug-in hybrid powertrains. And Audi's latest A7 h-tron quattro concept car uses fuel cells.
German carmaker Volkswagen has announced it will boost investments in the development of electric cars in the next five years. The company has set out to become a global leader in e-mobility and new-energy vehicles.
Full speed ahead for electric cars - it seems there has never been a better time to finally do away with combustion-engine technology. But DW's Henrik Böhme feels the solution lies elsewhere.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has opened a new chapter in his book of visions as he unveiled a prototype electric big-rig truck that aims to throw Tesla into a new market even as it struggles to roll out an affordable sedan.
The present-day market share for electric vehicles is tiny but growing. Automotive expert Stefan Bratzel tells DW the Dieselgate scandal could give new impetus to e-mobility. But success will not come overnight.
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