Rupert Stadler

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The autonomous urban concept car Renault EZ-GO at the Geneva motor show

When was the last time that we got excited about a concept car that was limited to 50km/h? Can’t remember to be honest, but that’s the case with Renau(...)

A7 Sportback: Audi launches its new model at its Ingolstadt headquarters

Audi has its focus firmly on an electric future. Its chairman, Rupert Stadler, told The Irish Times he is excited by the electrification of models com(...)

Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler remains in charge despite coming under fire from media and unions.

Volkswagen Group’s premium carmaker Audi announced its biggest management reshuffle in years on Monday as it seeks a fresh start in the aftermath of t(...)

Senior managers claim that they only learned of the massive fraud at the VW group shortly before the scandal broke in September 2015. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler, his board and leading VW managers were informed about diesel emission manipulation in their cars up to nine years(...)

Activists attach a banner that reads “Welcome to Fort NOx” to Germany’s ministry of transport as ministers and car executives meet to discuss ways to cut inner-city pollution. Photograph: Reuters/Hannibal Hanschke

This week’s stage-managed “diesel summit” in Berlin did little to clean up the tarnished image of the German auto giants. Choreographed presentations (...)

GM brought in martial arts movie star Jackie Chan for the global launch of the Buick Velite 5 plug-in hybrid at the show. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP Photo

Electricity is what it’s all about at the Shanghai auto show this year, and the pursuit of the “electric car” (dian che) is all anyone wants to talk a(...)

The #8 Audi R18 e-tron quattro of Lucas di Grassi (Brazil), Loic Doval (France) and Oliver Jarvis (Great Britain) races on the track during the 24 hours of Le Mans on June 18th, 2016. Photograph: Brian Cleary/Getty Images

Audi has killed off the most successful Le Mans racing programme in modern history, shifting its motorsport focus to the burgeoning Formula E category(...)

Audi’s Q2 compact crossover, which goes on sale in Ireland this week. For the moment, only prices for the diesel models have been announced, which kick off with the 1.6-litre 110hp SE model at €32,490 while an S-line version costs €35,790.

Audi’s status as an almost totally separate arm within the VW Group looks set to change with major spending cutbacks in the wake of “Dieselgate”. Acco(...)

 Engineers at work in Robert Bosch’s new €310 million R&D centre at Renningen in Germany

“A completely new work environment for creative minds” is how the world’s largest automotive supply company, Robert Bosch, describes its new €310 mill(...)

The Lexus LC500 had its North American debut during the the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty

Opening its doors barely a week after the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (better weather, hipper clientele and now effectively a motor show to(...)

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