Maximum transparency: Audi receives DEKRA certificate for CO footprint

Environmental insurance and apparatus charge have high priority during Audi, as endorsed by a company’s Board of Management Member for Production Dr. Hubert Waltl: “We are creation a pure matter by calculating and edition a CO2 footprint. We are creation a categorical causes of emissions in a value sequence transparent, and will serve revoke them over a whole lifecycle.” Already in a prolongation routine of a car, on average, a entertain of a emissions of a whole lifecycle are produced. It is therefore required to concentration on all areas of change – Audi’s prolongation processes as good as a supply chain, according to Waltl. “This is an critical component of climate-neutral mobility, covering a whole lifecycle from a prolongation of tender materials by to recycling.”

As a DEKRA experts confirm, a corporate CO footprint of a Audi Group worldwide amounts to 57 million tons of CO2 homogeneous (=CO2e) any year. This volume represents approximately 0.16 percent of worldwide CO2 emissions in a year 2012. In sold a emissions during a proviso in that cars are in use (73 percent), a prolongation of components by suppliers (21 percent) and Audi’s logistics activities (1.4 percent) means a vital suit of a annual emissions.

The distributed corporate CO footprint includes all of a Audi Group’s greenhouse-gas emissions over a whole lifecycle of a models. It is distributed according to a discipline of a internationally famous “Greenhouse Gas Protocol.” All approach and surreptitious CO2 emissions (scopes 1 and 2) are enclosed – such as emissions from prolongation plants and from electricity and heating – as good as a supposed range 3 emissions, for instance from a supply and logistics chain, from prolongation rubbish and from business trips.

“We courtesy a ability to know a greenhouse-gas footprint as an opportunity. We have evaluated countless sources in detail, so that we can investigate emissions even some-more accurately and conclude effective measures for all lifecycle phases,” settled Dr. Dagobert Achatz, Head of Operating Environmental Protection during AUDI AG. “This serves to boost appetite efficiency, to save energy, and eventually to revoke a CO2 footprint.”

Compared with a year 2008, Audi will revoke a swift CO2 emissions by 25% by 2016. This will be aided by models such as a Audi A3 e-tron*, a Audi A3 Sportback g-tron* and a Audi ultra models. In addition, a Group has implemented countless projects to serve revoke a CO2 emissions. Examples here embody a rarely energy-efficient information core with TÜV certification, a use of immature electricity and rubbish heat, and a “Green Train” powered by regenerative electricity that is used to ride cars from a Audi sites in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm to a North Sea pier in Emden.  

Fuel expenditure of a models mentioned:

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron:
Fuel expenditure total in l/100 km: 1.5;
CO2 emissions total in g/km: 35

Audi A3 Sportback g-tron:
CNG expenditure in kg/100km: 3.3 – 3.2;
Fuel expenditure total in l/100 km: 5.2 – 5.0;
CO2 emissions total in g/km (CNG): 92 – 88;
CO2 emissions total in g/km (gasoline): 120 – 115