Audi has a clear vision for the future: reduce CO₂ emissions over the next decade while achieving net CO₂ neutrality by 2050. We're reimagining the technology that powers our vehicles, as well as how we build and deliver them. Explore the initiatives we’re pursuing to help us meet our goals.
Our goals for 2025 are bold, exciting, and the start of a long journey towards a truly sustainable lineup and organization.
Being a more sustainable company means living that commitment in everything we do, as well as encouraging and rewarding brilliant ideas that move towards a sustainable future.
Electrify America’s mission is to create a convenient and reliable DC fast charging network in metropolitan areas, as well as along many of the nation’s major highways.
Currently, there are over 640 locations available with over 2,700 charging ports. By the end of 2021, Electrify America plans to increase that to approximately 800 station locations open or in development across the U.S. containing 3,500 individual ports.
Each station features chargers that can deliver 150 or 350 kW (depending on the charger) to capable vehicles. When charging at 150 kW, the Audi e-tron® quattro can fully charge its battery from 0 to 80% in as little as 30 minutes.*
Audi Environmental Foundation
Our sustainability mission extends beyond our vehicles. The Audi Environmental Foundation promotes engagement with and technologies for environmental protection with the objective of helping maintain our natural resources.
The projects sponsored by the Foundation focus on innovative, environmentally compatible technologies and measures for education—like the collaboration between the Foundation and Audi of America to support innovative climate model development at the California Institute of Technology.
Paris Climate Agreement commitment
In 2019, Audi was also among the first automotive manufacturers to publicly support and align our actions with the goals of the Paris Climate. This 194-nation agreement aims to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius by cutting emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
Climate change is very likely the greatest challenge facing humankind in the 21ˢᵗ century. Audi acknowledges its responsibility and, through our actions and commitments, aims to become an integral part of the solution.
Audi is the first car manufacturer to be awarded the Chain of Custody certificate of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI). The certificate confirms that Audi complies with the materials flow chain for aluminum produced in accordance with ASI sustainability standards and can also input the correspondingly certified material to the Aluminum Closed Loop with its suppliers.
This level of sustainability attested by the ASI is maintained not just for vehicle components, but also for the process scrap from Audi press plants that’s retained in the loop.
The transition to electric mobility offers many benefits for our planet. But we’re not stopping there. Our plan is to introduce new innovative technology that allows us to transition to more sustainable driving.
We committed to a net-carbon neutral balance by 2050—from the supply chain and production to the life cycle of our vehicles. We expect to achieve this by using resources responsibly, reducing CO₂ emissions across all operations, manufacturing more sustainable electromobility, and selling increasingly sustainable electric vehicles.