Global trends such as dwindling resources, urbanisation, digitisation and sustainability pose new challenges for our society. These trends are already influencing the mobility of the future. Audi is working hard to develop concepts that are ready for series production and is adopting a holistic approach: Audi tron.
Audi is meeting the challenges of current and future mobility with Audi tron. The goal: CO2-neutral mobility. And that goal can only be achieved by uniting efficient drive technologies with sustainable energy carriers. At Audi the transformation of mobility does not entail making sacrifices. Because sustainability and driving pleasure are not contradictory. Quite the contrary – Audi tron stands for customised solutions which combine sustainability and sporty driving in a premium vehicle.
Audi e-tron provides an answer to mobility requirements. The insights from numerous research and development projects find their way into this technology. The result is a combination of the best characteristics of two worlds: electric motoring with a long range. The plug-in hybrid combines the characteristics of combustion engine and electric motor, thus offering more than a vehicle with a conventional engine or electric motor. One of the aims of Audi e-tron: locally emission-free driving.
The e-tron models represent a new type of driving. Acceleration is noticeably dynamic; all the torque from the electric motor is immediately available. This is a characteristic that takes the typical Audi sportiness to a new level for the e-tron models. The first vehicle ready for series production is the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, which is set to take to Germany’s roads in 2014.
Audi g-tron is a solution which combines high environmental commitment with low maintenance costs. The Audi g-tron models boast lower fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions as well as sporty driving characteristics. The new, efficient drive technology is key in this respect. The g-tron models are powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) or Audi e-gas, a synthetic gas – alternatively the vehicle can also run on premium grade petrol. Audi e-gas mode proves extremely sustainable. In the case of the Audi A3 Sportback g-tron, the production of Audi e-gas, for instance, removes as much CO2 from the environment as is emitted during driving in e-gas mode.
After all, Audi is not just thinking about efficient, forward-looking drive concepts, but is also involved in sustainable energy carriers. CO2-neutral mobility can only be achieved by considering the entire process chain. Audi also aims to focus on developing new, advanced solutions in future.
Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the guide “Information on the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new cars”, which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Helmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (www.dat.de).