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Audi Environmental Foundation

The Audi Environmental Foundation (Audi Stiftung für Umwelt GmbH) promotes engagement with and technologies for environmental protection with the objective of protecting and maintaining the natural resources required by humans, animals, and plants. The projects sponsored by the Audi Environmental Foundation focus on innovative, environmentally compatible technologies and measures for environmental education. They create impulses for acting sustainably and promote awareness of the effects of human behavior on nature. The Audi Environmental Foundation was established in 2009 as a wholly owned subsidiary of AUDI AG in order to strengthen its engagement with society and the environment.

Press releases

  • 06/15/22

    Second-life use: Audi e-tron battery modules power electrify rickshaws in India

    A second life for electric car batteries: The German–Indian start-up Nunam is bringing three electric rickshaws to the roads of India. They are powered by used batteries taken from test vehicles in the Audi e-tron test fleet. The aim of the project is to explore how modules made with high-voltage batteries can be reused after their car life cycle and become a viable second-life use case. The project also aims to strengthen job opportunities for women in India in particular: They will be provided with the e-rickshaws to transport their goods. The non-profit start-up based in Berlin and Bangalore is funded by the Audi Environmental Foundation. Nunam developed the three prototypes in collaboration with the training team at Audi’s Neckarsulm site, which in turn benefits from the intensive intercultural exchange. This is the first joint project between both AUDI AG and the Audi Environmental Foundation in addition to Nunam.
  • 05/02/22
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    Audi and Litro de Luz install lampposts and solar lamps in Amazonian communities

    Audi do Brasil, Audi Environmental Foundation and Litro de Luz promoted the installation of almost 200 solar energy lighting solutions for riverside communities in the Amazon. The action carried out on the Negro River, starting in Manaus, brought 30 lampposts and more than 150 lanterns to the residents of Nova Canaã, Nova Jerusalém and Lindo Amanhecer. The activity took place between April 20th and 24th and benefited more than 600 residents.
  • 04/21/22
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    Danube cleanup mission in Romania: more than five boatloads of garbage collected daily

    For the second year in a row, the Audi Environmental Foundation is working with the green startup everwave and German cosmetics manufacturer BABOR BEAUTY GROUP to collect garbage floating in rivers and help preserve biodiversity and protect natural environments for animals and plants. The Ferry Porsche Foundation is also participating for the first time this year as our fourth action partner. The quartet is using everwave’s garbage collection boat Collectix for five weeks to clear the Olt River around the city of Făgăraș.

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