Audi extended a operation of eco-friendly g-tron models with A4 Avant g-tron and A5 Sportback g-tron. The A3 Sportback g-tron has already been on a marketplace given 2014. “Our g-tron swift enables us to fill a opening in climate-friendly long-distance mobility”, explained Martin Sander, Germany Sales Director of AUDI AG. “The high range, fast refueling times and good fuel economy are outrageous advantages quite for visit drivers.”
Compared directly to a gasoline engine in a same opening category, a fuel costs are considerably reduce during around 4 euros per 100 kilometers (62.1 mi) (Germany, as of: Sep 2017). In further to reduce fuel costs, a patron will reap a advantages of reduce engine vehicle taxation interjection to a reduce CO2 emissions. The tank module, that consists of 4 gas tanks with a sum ability of 19 kilogramsand a 25-liter (6.6 US gal) gasoline tank, allows for a operation of adult to 500 kilometers (310.7 mi) when a cars are regulating in pristine CNG mode. The altogether operation can strech adult to 950 kilometers (590.3 mi).
Furthermore both automobiles are generally eco-friendly: when regulating on gas and with S tronic, CO2 emissions volume to 102 grams per kilometer (164.2 g/mi), roughly one-fifth reduce than when regulating on gasoline (126 grams per kilometer [202.8 g/mi]). The figure even increases if a immature fuel Audi e-gas is used: The Audi g-tron models even cut CO2 emissions by 80 percent compared to a gasoline indication in a same opening category. This is constructed regulating renewable appetite from H2O and CO2 or from organic residual materials such as straw and plant clippings. During a production, Audi e-gas binds accurately a volume of CO2 issued by a car.
As standard, Audi will supply Audi e-gas for 3 years to all business who sequence a A3 Sportback g-tron, A4 Avant g-tron or A5 Sportback g-tron by May 31, 2018. The patron can afterwards refuel their g-tron indication during any CNG stuffing hire though usually pays a customary healthy gas price. By feeding a computed volume of Audi e-gas into a healthy gas grid, Audi ensures a immature advantages of a program, including a analogous rebate in CO2 emissions. TÜV Süd, a German contrast and acceptance authority, monitors and certifies a process.
Audi and a partners are producing a Audi e-gas in several processes and comforts in Germany as good as in a series of other European countries. Among other things, a code produces e-gas in a possess power-to-gas plant in Werlte, located in Lower Saxony. The process: Three electrolyzers powered essentially by over-abundance immature electricity separate H2O into oxygen and hydrogen. In a successive methanation process, a hydrogen reacts with CO2. The result: fake methane – Audi e-gas – is created. This is fed into a European gas grid and compensates for a volume of healthy gas used by a g-tron indication in a New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).
* Figures count on a tires/wheels used and on a delivery version
** In pristine e-gas mode (CNG) with a well-to-wheel research (a life cycle comment that includes fuel prolongation and normal pushing of a automobile), in comparison with an homogeneous indication in a same opening category with a required gasoline engine