Audi e-tron GT enters carbon-neutral series production at the Böllinger Höfe

9 December 2020, 13:13:27

Audi e-tron GT enters carbon-neutral series production at the Böllinger HöfeA couple of months ago, Audi announced that the production of the e-tron GT has commenced and today, the brand with the four rings said that the e-tron GT has entered series production at the Böllinger Höfe. The production was designed without physical prototypes - a first at Audi. The entire production process at the site is also net carbon-neutral. In early 2020, the entire Neckarsulm site began using exclusively eco-electricity. A combined heat-and-power plant fired with biogas provides the heat required for production at the Bölllinger Höfe. Audi uses carbon credits from certified climate protection projects to offset emissions that currently cannot be avoided using renewable sources of energy. Audi is taking a consistent approach and considering the entire value chain. Logistics is thus just as important as vehicle production itself. All of the rail traffic at the Neckarsulm site is climate neutral. Important resources are also being conserved and raw materials recycled at the site, too. The aim of the recycling project is to create a perfect polymer closed loop.

The e-tron GT is the first Audi whose production was planned without the use of any physical prototypes. All assembly sequences were tested virtually using software developed in-house and virtual reality applications, and are now being used successfully in practice in series production. Some of the special containers for the transport of sensitive parts were also planned without prototypes using the new virtual method. This saves metal, but also packaging to protect the parts. Keywords: waste and paper avoidance. The body shop and assembly are already largely paper free. New projects, such as a maintenance app that eliminates the need for conventional, written records, also save paper. Logistics is currently testing digital labels, which should also make a contribution: Electronic labels will thus replace paper stickers on the shelves with parts containers.

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