INGOLSTADT, GERMANY – Audi AG said it’s investing billions in the development of new models and technologies, including electric and hybrid drive.

The automaker said on its official Facebook page that “2012 is the year of the low emissions, high miles per gallon Audi." The also stated that the total investment is $17 billion over the next few years and is part of what it's calling Electric Mobility. For example, the automaker confirmed it's bringing its R8 etron sports to the U.S. in 2012. 

In related new product news, Audi said it will have its new A4 at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday, Jan. 9.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet