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Rupert Stadler released from custody
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31st Oct 2018
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Rupert Stadler released from custody

Rupert Stadler, ex-chief executive of Audi, has been released from custody, according to a new report from Reuters. The news outlet quotes a Munich court, which confirmed the executive was released on Tuesday. He was arrested in June, after prosecutors raised concerns he was trying to tamper with the ongoing Dieselgate investigation. An appeal for freedom was rejected in August, as the "danger of obstructing justice" still loomed large.
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Scott Collie
Audi could be working on Q9 flagship - report
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2nd Jul 2018
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Audi could be working on Q9 flagship - report

The Audi Q8 may have just launched to sit at the pinnacle of the brand's SUV tree, but there could be a new king of Audi 'Qs' should the market demand it – according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Autocar at the reveal of the Q8 (pictured) in Shenzen, China last month, CEO Rupert Stadler (who has since been arrested by German authorities, read up on that here) left the door open for an even more luxurious model.
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James Wong
Dieselgate: Volkswagen fined $1.5 billion, Audi boss investigated
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13th Jun 2018
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Dieselgate: Volkswagen fined $1.5 billion, Audi boss investigated

Germany has fined the Volkswagen Group €1 billion ($1.5 billion) for cheating its way past emissions bench tests, as part of the long-running Dieselgate The fine was imposed by the Braunschweig (a city in Lower Saxony, Germany) public prosecutor, which is investigating the Volkswagen Group over the (seemingly never-ending) Dieselgate saga.
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Derek Fung
Audi boss says the car industry is undergoing its ‘biggest transformation’ ever
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18th Mar 2017
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Audi boss says the car industry is undergoing its ‘biggest transformation’ ever

The speed at which things are changing in the automotive world is at times baffling, and even the heads of some of the most successful companies on the planet are trying to keep up. Audi chairman of the board Rupert Stadler, for instance, told CarAdvice at the 2017 Geneva motor show that he feels things are changing faster now than ever before in the industry.
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Matt Campbell
Audi planning three EVs by 2020, autonomous car in the pipeline - report
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28th Jul 2016
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Audi planning three EVs by 2020, autonomous car in the pipeline - report

Audi is looking to an electrified future, with the luxury marque’s CEO revealing it aims to have three fully-electric models on the market by the end of the decade. Last week a source within Audi told Reuters the company is planning for electric vehicles (EVs) to account for a quarter of its sales by 2025.
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James Wong