Audi Corporate Responsibility Report 2012 Product

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Technical and ecological expectations

are more demanding

Intro to section

The demands on carmakers are on the increase. Corporate responsibility must be evident primarily in the business – in other words, in the of vehicles for pioneering mobility.

does corporate responsibility for a premium carmaker? What are the of our employees and customers, and what society expect from us? We believe that responsible must be primarily evidenced in the whose attractiveness is the reason for our

Reducing emissions and enhancing have long been top of our development efforts.

Conflicting goals


Sometimes, however, requirements are contradictory. Increased safety is normally associated the use of more material, such as to passengers as well as possible in the of a side-impact collision. Greater on the other hand, is associated higher fuel consumption.

A heavier body and larger require more powerful which once again total weight.

Audi Frame technology saves up to 40 in body weight.

Generally weights in the auto industry increased over multiple generations as requirements placed on and comfort have increased. It intelligent lightweight construction to the weight spiral, such as the 1994 Audi A8, the first with an Audi Space body. The lightweight metal, is notoriously difficult to process, has made its way into numerous

Combustion engines are the dominant technology today, and will so in the short term. Even more than 100 years of with the technology, there is potential for further optimization. We therefore bundled a whole of technologies for increasing efficiency and reducing emissions in the modular platform (cf. Technologies for efficiency ).

Corporate responsibility must place within the core in products and processes.

On the way to CO 2 -neutral

Even though gasoline and engines dominate sales we find ourselves in a period of in which alternative drives are an increasingly large role. At the of publication of this report, we hybrid models in three lines, and we will be expanding our mobility portfolio to all large series (cf. Alternative ).

The 2013 Geneva Motor saw the introduction of both the A3 e-tron, a hybrid vehicle with an range of 50 kilometers, and the A3 g-tron, a designed for operation on methane We consider the automobile as a complete in the life cycle assessments we for our vehicles and have recognized the influence that fuel has on the footprint (cf. Holistic ).

A3 g-tron

The g-tron consumes on less than 3.5 kilograms of gas per 100 km. CO 2 tailpipe emissions are less 95 g/km in gas mode. The greenhouse gas is further improved when – the fuel produced from electricity – is used: In a well-to-wheel that accounts for all factors the fuel source to the wheel, CO 2 remain below 30 g/km.

81 kW (110 hp) and 200 Nm of torque, the Audi A3 has a top speed of 190 km/h, with 0 to 100 taking 11 seconds.

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A3 e-tron

The Audi A3 e-tron is a hybrid with 150 kW (204 hp) of power and 350 Nm of system torque. It from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds on its way to a top of 222 km/h. According to the ECE (Economic for Europe) standard for plug-in automobiles, the five-door model on average just 1.5 liters of per 100 km, which corresponds to CO 2 emissions of 35 per km.

In electric mode, the Audi A3 reaches 130 km/h and has a maximum of 50 km.

The CO 2 emissions of the A3 g-tron decrease when rather than methane (natural gas), it is instead with methane from renewables, which calls e-gas. We produce synthetic methane at a pilot in Emsland, not far from the North Sea The methanation facility is powered with surplus energy wind turbines (cf. fuels ).

Steadily improving safety

We been working for many to improve the passive and active of our vehicles. Lessons learned Audi’s interdisciplinary accident flow into development, and the good scores in the relevant tests testify to the success of work. Besides body active safety systems are an increasingly important role.

several assistance systems as we show how the interplay between networked sensors and traditional technology can be used to prevent or at least reduce the severity of consequences (cf. Vehicle ).

The stakeholders’ perspective

In 2012, we our stakeholders to assess the relevance of aspects of product responsibility. In product-related topics are afforded the relevance by all stakeholders, compared other areas such as or society. Fuel consumption and innovation and efficiency enhancement and drives are very important

One innovative step for us is the e-gas for the development of alternative fuels.

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