Alternative drive systems
The goal of Audi is carbon-neutral mobility, and the response to this challenge is called Audi tron. Alongside electric mobility (Audi e-tron), the engineers in Ingolstadt are focusing on the Audi g-tron concept (natural gas, biomethane and Audi e-gas) and, in the medium term, on fuel cell drive technology which will be called Audi h-tron.
The carbon footprint indicates the quantity of CO2 emissions a person or product generates over a specific period, such as the life cycle. In the case of products, the carbon footprint is derived from the amount of carbon dioxide required to manufacture, operate and dispose of it.
At the 5,400-square-meter Audi plant in Brussels, 2,525 employees work on the first series vehicle with electric powertrain by Audi as well as on the Audi A1 and Audi S1 models. The facility in Belgium is due to be certified as fully carbon neutral in 2018. As early as in 2013, the plant installed the largest photovoltaic system in the Brussels area.
The Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA) is a collaboration of 20 cities to date, which are targeting climate neutrality and want to bring about at least an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Member cities include Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo along with Berlin, London, Washington and Sydney. The goal of the alliance is to develop joint approaches but also to make a political impact.