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Audi e-tron Production at the CO2-neutral plant of Audi Brussels

Creating and procuring innovations: Under this motto, Audi Procurement is helping to shape the future topics of electric mobility and digitization. Procurement enters into dialog with suppliers and startups already in the predevelopment phase, and develops innovative technologies together with them. In a spirit of partnership and as equals – that’s the credo for the cooperation. Audi also takes systematic action to ensure a sustainable supply chain. Audi assumes corporate responsibility for the environment and society and wants to work only with partners who think and act in the same way.

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  • 11/23/20
    Company

    Audi and KIT are working on recycling method for automotive plastics

    A large number of components in automobiles are made from plastics. They have to meet exacting safety, heat resistance and quality requirements. That is why, so far, only petroleum-based materials have been suitable for manufacturing plastic components in automobiles that are subjected to particularly intensive wear. Such materials are not recyclable in most cases. Whereas plastics of the same type can often be mechanically recycled, recycling of mixed plastic waste poses a major challenge. Audi and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) are therefore launching a pilot project for chemical recycling as part of the “Industrial Resource Strategies” THINKTANK in order to feed such mixed plastic fractions back into a resource-conserving circular system.
  • 10/02/20
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    Audi Hungaria to introduce Aluminum Closed Loop

    Audi Hungaria uses large amounts of aluminum for automobile production, approximately 38,000 metric tons per year. Because the production of aluminum is very energy intensive, Audi Hungaria manages the material in a recycling loop. This conserves energy and valuable resources. With the Aluminum Closed Loop, aluminum waste arising during production is returned to the supplier, who uses it to produce aluminum coils of original quality and returns these to Audi. This closes the loop and provides for sustainable production.
  • 06/10/20
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    Aluminum Closed Loop in the press shop: More than 350,000 metric tons CO2 emissions saved since introduction

    Audi has a long tradition of using aluminum. The first Audi A8 with the Audi Space Frame, a pioneering achievement in lightweight construction, debuted in 1994. Audi continues to use the lightweight metal in various components of what is now the fourth generation of the luxury sedan as part of an innovative multi-material mix. The production of aluminum is very energy intensive, however. Audi therefore manages the material in a recycling loop. This saves precious primary raw materials and helps that the cars enter the use phase with a better environmental balance. The press shops in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm use recycled aluminum for parts of the model lines Audi A3, A4, A5, A6, A7 and A8 models, and also for parts of the Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback. Other sites will follow in due course.

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  • 01/06/20
    Technology

    Audi at CES Las Vegas 2020

    From futuristic vision vehicles to technologies ready for series production: At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Audi will offer a look at tomorrow’s mobility – and is already integrating future technology into its current products. CES is the world’s most important specialized fair for consumer electronics and will take place from January 7 to 10, 2020, in Las Vegas. Audi will be presenting the Audi AI:ME as a personal mobility partner, the empathetic Audi Intelligence Experience technology, and the innovative 3D mixed reality head-up display, for example.
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