Sustainable products

Audi employs a holistic approach in its development of sustainable products. In the process, we rely on a broad portfolio of alternative drive technologies to make mobility more environmentally compatible.

 Corporate strategy

Corporate strategy

Alternative drive concepts play a central role in our corporate strategy: In addition to our electric driving activities, we are also working on synthetic, regeneratively produced fuels that do not depend on petroleum.

Electric mobility

Audi has a clear vision for the future: In 2025, one in three Audi models delivered will be electric.

Even before this date, the Company wants to offer more than 20 electric cars and plug-in hybrids in its product range – represented in all segments and models.

The e-tron fleet from Audi already boasts two plug-in hybrid models. These models are equipped with lithium-ion batteries. The first fully electric sports SUV from the brand with the Four Rings is being launched in 2018.

Electric mobility will only become practical and sustainable when the electricity is sustainably generated. We also want to provide our customers with the most convenient charging system possible. The system solution Audi is working on enables our customers to charge from the private and public infrastructure with renewable energy.

To offer a comprehensive charging infrastructure, we have set up a joint venture with other car manufacturers: IONITIY GmbH supplies the main transport arteries in Europe with high-power charging (HPC) stations.
Renewable fuels

Renewable fuels

For some years now, Audi has been conducting research into climate-friendly, CO₂-based fuels – Audi e-fuels – such as e-gas and e-gasoline as well as e-diesel fuel, which is also manufactured synthetically. The Audi e-gas plant in Werlte (Germany) produces synthetic methane from water and CO₂. The amount of CO₂ emitted by the car is precisely the amount bound during production of the fuel. Audi uses biomethane from residual materials such as straw and green waste, in addition to the quantities of synthetic methane, to ensure Audi e-gas can be supplied comprehensively.
Audi g-tron models are powered by both e-gas and gasoline.
 
Audi is working with two project partner companies to plan a new pilot plant for the production of e-diesel in Laufenburg (Switzerland). In the power-to-liquid process, the plant transforms CO₂ and water into synthetic fuel.

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Audi e-diesel and Audi e-gas have the potential to power combustion engines almost carbon-neutrally.

Audi is also looking at services that go beyond the automobile as a product with the Audi Smart Energy Network project: Through a pilot project, the Company is demonstrating how the car, home and power supply can be intelligently linked.

Life cycle assessments

Documents & Policies

Life cycle assessments

Besides reducing fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions, we also look at the entire value chain of our products and processes as part of our holistic approach. All phases of the life cycle are analyzed and evaluated – from the extraction of raw materials and manufacture of structural components to the use of the vehicles including the provision of fuel, and all the way to the end of the vehicle’s useful life. Our goal is to reduce the environmental impact of every new model compared with its predecessor.

Electric mobility only works as a system
Electric mobility only works as a system

Talking Business 11/13/2018

Electric mobility only works as a system

How Audi is thinking beyond its first fully electric product, the Audi e-tron. An interview with Dr. Stefan Niemand about the company’s integrated approach to electrification.

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