Last updated on June 9th, 2021
41. In 1989, the Audi Duo was the first hybrid car produced by the company and the company was the first in Europe to sell a hybrid car in 1997.
42. Audi has joined for with Japanese company, Sanyo and to develop hybrid and electric cars.
43. In 1995, the International Olympic Committee sued Audi for trademark infringement declaring that the four-ring badge was tremendously similar to the renowned five rings linked to the Olympic Games. Audis won the court battle.
44. In 1996, Audi started the process of trademarking for a beating-heart sound; this was later used in 2010 in an Audi A8 commercial.
45. In 1999, Audi developed two concept cars for racing.
46. In the year 2000, under the name Audi Sports North America, the company launched the American Le Mans Series.
47. Audi was the first automaker to gain victory at Le Mans with both hybrid and diesel powered vehicles.
48. In the year 2015, the company was involved in a scandal concerning emissions testing. Audi immediately changed its slogan to “it’s not that easy being green” from “truth in engineering.”
49. In 2010, an Audi dubbed “Shelly” climbed up Pikes Peak without a driver at the wheel. This autonomously driven Audi TTS succeeded in making the impressive climb without falling off the mountain.
50. The Audi R8 V10 Plus was exclusively manufactured by the most qualified engineers. This car has a maximum speed of an incredible 330 kilometers per hour and accelerates from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in only 3.2 seconds.