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One main goal of Audi is: to develop technol-
ogies that uniquely combine fun and sustain-
ability in driving. This involves solutions that
allow balanced mobility where economy and
ecology have equal weight. g-tron stands for
natural gas and synthetic e-gas-powered drive
systems that achieve the best possible CO
2
emission rates. e-tron stands for consistent
drive-train electrification.
Designed as a plug-in hybrid vehicle, the A3
Sportback e-tron combines the best from two
automobile technologies – a combustion engine
and an electric motor. In parallel drive-trains, a
1.4 l TFSI engine works together with a power-
ful electric motor. The liquid-cooled lithium-ion
battery is mounted in front of the rear axle; it
stores 8.8 kWh of energy and has a range of 50
kilometres.
The A3 Sportback g-tron is a pioneer in sustain-
able mobility. Its 1.4 l TDSI uses Audi e-gas, a
synthetic fuel that, in chemical terms, is almost
identical to natural gas. This fuel is produced by
Audi and is CO
2
neutral. Its starting components
are water and carbon dioxide and it is produced
using renewable energy only.
As part of the ‘National Platform for Electric
Mobility’, a programme funded by the German
government, the A1 e-tron model is being used
by AUDI AG in the showcase project ‘LivingLab
BW
e
mobil’ to collect practical data in the han-
dling of electric vehicles. The Audi NEoS project
conducts customer-oriented research involving
test subjects.
the audi tron family
AUDI AG
Postfach 10 04 57
85045 Ingolstadt, Germany
Year of establishment:
1909
Employees:
71,210 (2012)
Turnover:
EUR 48.8 billion (2012)
Development of new technologies
Contact
Michael Baumann
Phone: +49 841 42593
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