march 13, 2018 - Audi

Audi Brussels receives certificate for CO 2 -neutral automobile production

Audi #brussels has been awarded a "CO 2 -neutral site" certificate by the Belgian testing company Vinçotte. The site covers all production processes and all other emissions generated at the plant either by renewable energies (approximately 95 percent) or compensates for them with environmental projects (approximately 5 percent). Audi #brussels thus operates the world's first certified CO 2 -neutral high-volume production plant in the premium segment. Audi #brussels will start production of the first all-electric series-produced model from the Four Rings before the end of this year. It makes a statement with a range suitable for everyday use and with innovative, digital technology on board. Audi pursues a holistic approach with regard to sustainable premium mobility. For this reason, the company attaches great importance to the resource-conserving production of its electric #suv. Right from the start of production, Audi #brussels will produce the series version of the Audi e-tron prototype with a CO 2 -neutral impact on the environment. “At the same time, our first electric car is also the first car in our core competition that is completely climate-neutral in production. We avoid any waste,” stated Peter Kössler, Member of the Board of Management for Production and Logistics at #audiag. “In addition, we are working hard to make all our factories in the Group even more sustainable. We intend to gradually supply our plants with #green electricity. And last year, we were the first company in Germany to make all domestic rail transport climate-neutral.” The Belgian site has three main pillars. The first pillar is changing over to #green electricity. This was already done at the site in 2012. On a total area of 37,000 square meters, the roofs of the plant buildings also have the largest photovoltaic system in the region. In this way, the company saves around 17,000 tons of CO 2 per year, equivalent to the consumption of around 1,500 people. “As the first plant in the Audi Group purely for electric cars, sustainable and environmentally friendly production is particularly important to us,” said Patrick Danau, Managing Director of Audi #brussels. “We see this as an obligation to society that pays off for all sides.”

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