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Product responsibility

Production and sales of Audi cars have been increasing for many years now. In 2015, the company delivered over 1.8 million vehicles. With success, however, comes greater responsibility – to customers, the environment and natural resources. Audi is meeting this challenge by improving fuel economy further and developing new technologies in the areas of drive systems and fuels. The primary goal is to reduce CO₂ emissions drastically.

Audi e-gas project

The Audi e-gas project makes an important contribution towards carbon-neutral mobility. It involves generating synthetic natural gas in a power-to-gas plant, which serves as fuel for the gas-powered Audi models. Along with its potential for carbon-neutral operation and low fuel costs, this technology offers other benefits as well.

 

Synthetic fuels: Audi e-fuels

Audi is developing renewable forms of energy – known as Audi e-fuels – because they can make a large contribution towards achieving carbon neutrality. For this, Audi is playing a part in the development and production of third-generation renewable fuels, which do not compete with the production of food or animal feed.

 

Audi e-tron

Innovative ideas for trendsetting vehicles: Audi e-tron takes the Audi principle of “Vorsprung durch Technik” to the next level. In 2014, the first vehicle with a plug-in hybrid drive went into production – the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron. Last year, we presented further e-tron models that are likewise set to appear on the market, such as the new Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro.

 

The overall picture – the life cycle assessment

Audi utilises the instrument of life cycle assessment in its efforts to reduce a vehicle’s environmental impact. Here, all phases of the life cycle are analysed and evaluated – development and production, recycling and the most important factor: the operating phase.

 

Vision of future mobility

Early in the production phase, Audi puts high value on sustainability and efficiency without neglecting to consider the vehicle’s total life cycle. Audi is approaching its vision of future mobility with the latest technology and innovative drive types as well as comprehensive vehicle safety and ride comfort.