Inside Audi | Sustainability, Audi e-tron® | Audi USA

The future demands bold action.

Now is not a time to sit back. Now is a time to act. Audi is pushing towards a more sustainable future with improved manufacturing processes and vehicle material choices that reduce environmental impact. Transportation is the number one source of climate pollution in the United States, and to realize the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, our industry must evolve. Audi’s focus begins with our Audi e-tron® and hybrid lineups. We are committed to looking across all that we do for more sustainable approaches. Follow our journey towards a more sustainable future in the articles below.

Sustainability is not just a goal. It’s a mindset.
Our goals:


reduction in Audi of America's net carbon footprint by 2025, compared to 2019.

Net carbon-neutral production

All of our production facilities around the globe are planned to be certified net carbon-neutral by 2025.


of the U.S. model lineup is planned to be full battery electric or plug-in hybrid by 2025.

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Time is of the essence.

Building a more sustainable future is not a choice for our planet. It’s a need.

Discover our bold vision for the future and the ambitious goals we’ve set for ourselves as we do our part to help create a better, more sustainable tomorrow.
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An electric future, realized.

The move to more sustainable, electric driving with no direct emissions is one of the most significant technological advancements of our time. Electric vehicles will fundamentally reshape the way we move, as well as how we think about our impact on the world around us.

Take a moment to explore the current and future Audi lineup of electrified vehicles.
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The Audi City Guides.

Our commitment to sustainability includes finding like-minded voices and partners in our communities. Audi City Guides offer a deeper look into the initiatives of local curators and eco-entrepreneurs in specific cities across the US.
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The Audi e-tron GT begins production in Germany.

The Böllinger Höfe production site is the first Audi facility in Germany with net carbon-neutral operations, making it the perfect place to produce the Audi e-tron GT, the brand’s most powerful electric vehicle. Read more about how the facility is achieving its goals of greater sustainability.
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Audi celebrates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

To celebrate Earth Day 2020, Audi of America and the Audi Environmental Foundation teamed up to award a $100,000 grant to the California Institute of Technology, funding research for a new climate model. Read more about the bold step forward Audi is taking to fight climate change.
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Leading the way.

Audi was the first car manufacturer to be awarded the Chain of Custody certificate of the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI), establishing itself as a leader in a more sustainable use of aluminum. From helping develop new ASI standards to helping to improve existing ones, discover how Audi consistently strives to help build a more sustainable future.
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Protecting our most valuable resource.

Clean water is an essential part of our daily lives, yet according to the United Nations, 2.2 billion people worldwide in 2019 did not have regular access to clean water, so we take it as part of our responsibility to help protect this valuable resource. Discover how Audi plans to continue to reduce our water consumption in our production facilities as a key element of our overall sustainability efforts.
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The Greentech Festival & Green Awards

Improving on today’s approach to sustainability is a challenge that has to be met worldwide and across all industries and facets of life. The Greentech Festival and Green Awards, founded by Audi and Nico Rosberg, former Formula One world champion, celebrate and award disruptive ideas and innovations designed to fight climate change.
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The first of its kind: carbon-neutral automotive manufacturing.

Audi Brussels was certified as the industry’s first carbon-neutral site, which is no small feat. This coordinated effort encompasses the entire facility, made possible by the installation of a large on-site renewable energy source, as well as offsetting emissions that cannot be avoided.
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