Although Audi AG’s first hybrid-electric vehicle isn’t on the market yet, the German auto maker already has begun development work on new HEV technology designed for widespread application across its entire vehicle lineup. The second-generation HEV system is a modular, all-wheel-drive design that incorporates lithium-ion batteries, ultimately paving the way for plug-in technology, Audi’s research and development head says in an interview. The first application is expected to come in the ...

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