One of the greatest arguments against electric cars is not their limited range, low top speeds or long charge times, but the fact that their electrical power is usually generated by means of heavy polluting coal burning power stations or potentially worse nuclear reactors.
Audi acknowledges this and hopes to alleviate the issue in the future by becoming a completely CO2 neutral automaker. No, we’re not talking about planting a whole bunch of CO2 absorbing trees like some other automakers have done.
Audi is launching a new initiative dubbed ‘Audi balanced mobility’ and a pivotal aspect of this initiative is the ‘e-gas’ project.
At a special presentation in Hamburg, Germany on Friday, Audi outlined plans for a whole portfolio of sustainable sources of energy. Whereas some competitors limit themselves to purchasing green power from third parties, the brand with the four rings is becoming directly involved in producing it.