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The sound of silence: How Audi is working on the acoustics of future electric cars

Electric cars are virtually silent at speeds up to 25 km/h (15.53 mph)

Acousticians working intensely on future sound design

Sound should reflect brand’s core values

The sonorous sound of a six-cylinder engine; the silky murmur of a V8: the sounds of combustion engines are a constant of road traffic that everyone can associate with a car. With electric cars all that is passé because they are virtually silent up to a speed of 25 km/h (15.53 mph). The risk to others is obvious. There is only one logical conclusion for the sound technicians at Audi: The electric car of the future needs its own sound – but which one?
“We speak of quiet cars when an electric car …

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Audi initiates partnership with Tongji University

Audi launches partnership with Tongji University in Shanghai with an A6L electric car

Cooperation efforts aimed at electromobility

The new partnership between Audi and China’s renowned Tongji University centers on research, instruction and services dealing with electromobility. The ceremony marking the founding of the “Audi Tongji Joint Lab” was attended by Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, An Tiecheng, President of FAW-Volkswagen, Prof. Dr. Yu Zhuoping, Dean of the College of Automotive Engineering of Tongji University Shanghai, Wan Gang, Chinese Minister of Science and Technology, and numerous other high-ranking Chinese officials.
 “Audi has been represented in the Chinese market for 22 years now, and with great success. China is an important driver for …

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Electromobility on the way to market maturity: Pilot project starts in Munich model region

- Project partners Audi, E.ON, Stadtwerke München and the Technical University of Munich
- 20 Audi A1 e-tron models to gradually hit the road
- 200 “electric filling stations” to be built Green electricity at all charging stations
Project partners Audi, E.ON, the Munich municipal utility company Stadtwerke München (SWM) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) today sounded the starting gun for a fleet trial with electric cars in the Munich model region. By the middle of next year, 20 Audi A1 e-tron models will successively take to the region’s roads and around 200 new charging stations will be installed. The “eflott” project is part of the “Model Region Electromobility Munich” sponsored by the German Federal Ministry …

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