Audi presented its efforts in integrating sustainability into every area of its operations by launching the Audi Sustainability Hub at the GreenTech Festival 2022.
Audi Philippines shared that the aforementioned event is Europe’s biggest gathering for green innovation, inspiration and ideas.
Being a founding partner of the event, the Ingolstadt-headquartered marque highlighted the fully electric e-tron GT, its circular economy strategy, charging hub, and sustainable practices in production and supply chain at its exhibition space in the Berlin Tegel Airport.
The company shared to visitors the brand's technologies and concepts that were put into practice to improve sustainability in its value chain.
Audi plans to have more than 20 fully-electric and 10 partially-electric models in its lineup by 2025. The following year, the automotive firm will only introduce fully-electric offerings.
Further, Audi noted that it will phase out the production of its internal combustion engines by 2033.
Moreover, the premium automaker is eyeing to cut down vehicle-specific carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030 (compared to 2018 levels) by intervening in its upstream supply chain processes. One of the initiatives to achieve the goal is through its circular economy strategy, in which it is establishing more closed material cycles. “Raw materials are reintroduced into the production line, such as discarded auto glass, which Audi then re-processes as windows for the Audi Q4 e-tron,” the premium brand's local distributor cited in a statement.
The brand’s roadmap to sustainable production and logistics is also targeting to have more carbon-neutral production sites by 2025. Audi Hungaria already achieved the goal last year while Audi Brussels became the world’s first carbon-neutral production plant in the premium segment in 2018. The Audi e-tron GT is being produced via net carbon-neutral methods at its Neckarsulm facility.
Meanwhile, buyers of the Audi e-tron GT can choose leather-free packages wherein the seats can be fitted with artificial leather and Kaskade, or with a mixture of artificial leather and Dinamica.
Both Kaskade and Dinamica are made of polyester fibers sourced from plastic bottles, textiles, or residual fibers from selvages. Apart from that, carpets and mats made from Econyl (a nylon fiber weave derived from surplus fabrics and carpets, and even fishing nets) are also made available.
Powering the Audi e-tron GT are two electric motors that can provide a peak churn of 530hp and 630Nm matched to an electric quattro all-wheel drive system. Based on Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) tests, a fully-charged e-tron GT can cover as much as 500 kilometers.
The e-tron GT — along with the e-tron SUV, e-tron Sportback SUV and RS e-tron GT — is available at Audi Philippines.
As part of PGA Cars’ “FutureNow” sustainable fully electric mobility program, Audi Philippines provides the e-tron range with a complimentary home charging system, and supports the models with factory equipment, technical expertise, and dedicated electric vehicle facilities.
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