According to preliminary figures, Audi managed to exceed the carbon dioxide targets for the brand's vehicle fleet in Europe by 2020. With an approximated average of 101.5 g / km, the company was by a good margin below the legal 105.6 g / km. The effect is a reduction of about 20 per cent compared to last year's average.
The estimation of the total carbon dioxide emissions for the brand's vehicle fleet included 585,000 newly registered cars in 28 countries. Above all, the distinctly increased deliveries of the electric cars like Audi e-tron and Audi e-tron Sportback, as well as the brand's plug-in hybrids contributed decisively to the goal. The current sales program also includes eleven plug-in hybrids (A3, A6, A7, A8, Q3, Q5, Q7 and Q8).
Audi is currently the largest manufacturer of electric cars among the three German premium brands with the Audi e-tron as the best-selling electric car. Demand for the electric car increased by 79.5 per cent (47,324 cars) compared with the previous year. In Norway, the Audi e-tron surpassed the sales statistics and was the best-selling car in 2020.
The Audi e-tron GT was first shown as a concept car at the Los Angeles Auto Show and most recently a prototype of the RS version from Audi Sport - the Audi RS e-tron GT prototype - was shown wearing camouflage. The technology in the Audi e-tron GT comes from the J1-Performance Platform and has been developed in collaboration with Porsche. Audi is now opening up for pre-booking of the Audi e-tron GT.
For those who prefer to drive completely electric, the Audi e-tron, e-tron Sportback, e-tron S and e-tron S Sportback can already be ordered. Later, the model range will be supplemented with the Audi Q4 e-tron and Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback electric SUVs.