Witness the Audi transition to start production of electric cars, a stage includes all the facilities of the company, where the brand with the four rings introduced more than 30 models of the electrolytic in the market by the year 2025, i.e. 40 percent of total sales. Thus, the availability of Audi to strive in the journey of sustainable transport, and therefore all the processes of procurement and production work to modify their processes to conform to sustainability standards more. Will devote the skills and experience acquired during the development and production of the category of the Audi e-tron in the upcoming projects models fully electric, which we will study the programmes of training and development is comprehensive.
Electric driving first.
Witness the Audi a transitional process for the production of luxury cars which adopt the technology of neutral carbon in order to occupy the leading position among the competitors. To this end, the company is accelerating a roadmap for the manufacture of electric cars and strategies to avoid carbon fuels at the company level. By 2025, will reduce the carbon footprint of the cars they manufacture throughout the life cycle of its entire 30 per cent compared to the year 2015. In the future, will the return on investment – which is a financial performance indicator the central performance of the company in respect of carbon dioxide emissions, as it would assist in sustainable management to increase to more than 21 percent.
In the context of the concentration of the Volkswagen Group the constant on the electric car, tracking company Audi a targeted approach to align group policies with the special requirements of customers representatives. Rely Audi on the hybrid drives are for people in addition to the fully electric cars, because a large part of the categories of large cars, and the energy requirements for the necessary and frequent use for long trips.
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Focused customer representatives in modern times are increasingly driving sustainable development. So the longer the transition to electric driving is one of the fundamental pillars of the new strategy of the company. Will the Audi 50 percent of its budget to marketing and things related to driving electric in the future, where the company aims to deliver the experience stronger emotionally to their customers through this new type of leadership and to dispel any reservations with stimulating enthusiasm constantly. The Rings radio broadcasting “podcast” provided by the company entitled “The Future of driving electric” (The Future Is Electric), which became the musical has won recently the award for “World Media Award” in the category “cars”, a successful example of this approach. Started the Audi is also a new chapter in the category of e-tron at the beginning of 2019 through the effective set up at the airport in Munich, allowing visitors a chance to experience the new model and the innovations of the Audi on the ground by more than 20,000 driving experience.
Thought partners for Audi in all around the world ambassadors of the mission of this new technology. To equip their company for the category e-tron*, started the agents already created the appropriate infrastructure to charge the car for several months. He said Audi has trained more than 9500 of the staff of the agency in around the world in order to put the category of the Audi e-tron*. To ensure that the highest level of service, the brand with the four rings on the virtual reality technology’s innovative use of art service in more than 40 market an accredited training course on virtual reality have been developed specifically for the details of the high-voltage battery in the category of the Audi e-tron.
Sustainability at all stages of the life of the car
Through a roadmap to sustainability on the company level, select the Audi has a goal of excellence in the removal of carbon from the life cycle of the entire car, starting from the supply chain and production to the use of Audi cars and take advantage of them. Moreover, the Audi with clear tasks to neutralize the carbon company by 2050.
Play the supply chain play an important role in the roadmap of Audi’s sustainability, especially when it comes to electric cars. So intensify the company’s efforts to engage in talks with its partners to reduce carbon dioxide emissions significantly through the manufacturing processes as a whole. At the end of 2018, Audi has launched a program to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the procurement sections, and since then has established more than 30 workshop with suppliers on the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. Initial results showed that partners can reduce the emissions by closing the cycles of materials and the use of electricity generated from sources friendly to the environment and larger quantities of the secondary materials and recycled. Initially the emphasis was placed on parts made through the production processes consume energy intensively, which include, for example, high-voltage batteries and components made of aluminum. So match the Audi already uses suppliers of cells and batteries, electrical energy generated from sources friendly to the environment in the production of cells has been reported this requirement in their specifications.
As you say, company car industry leading campaigns for sustainable manufacturing methods for aluminum. Was Audi the first automotive manufacturer to get the certificate of “performance standard” by the initiative “care of aluminum”, which developed the standard for comprehensive sustainability, in October 2018, which testify to the aluminium components found in the battery box in the Audi e-tron has been manufactured and installed in accordance with the requirements of sustainability arises from the “direct care of aluminum”. Think Audi are also entering into cooperation targeted with certified partners by the initiative “care of aluminum”. For example, say a company in the aluminium industry “Hydro” has already supplied the aluminium Sustainable Development adopted from “the direct care of aluminum”, as used in the battery case first model of the fully electric cars from Audi since July 2019. As of the end of 2019, it will “Hydro,” the supply of aluminum sheets of the Treaty of initiative “care of aluminum” only, for use in the Audi e-tron.
In addition, Audi to reduce carbon dioxide emissions when use of aluminum by re-using materials according to the principle of circular economy. The company uses already a “loop land locked ” in the factory of Neckarsulm since 2017, where it is sent to the waste resulting from the aluminum plates used in the workshop the formation of the aluminum directly to the supplier who says recycling. Audi re-use of aluminum panels manufactured in the production process, thus preventing the Audi has about 90,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions in the year 2018 alone – an increase of 30 percent from the previous year. As of 2020, will Audi the implementation of the ring of aluminum enclosed in other sources.
In order to ensure sustainability in the supply chain more efficiently, provided the brand with the four rings already rated sustainability in 2017. These ratings are used to assess the extent of commitment to material social and environmental standards. In addition to the policy of self-disclosure, can check also on site during the assessment. As of July 2019, to ensure the sustainability rating is also checked to comply with. And then it became the Sustainability Rating standard is mandatory for contracts, this means that suppliers will receive a request to supply only if they meet standards of social and environmental standards and compliance with the treaty. It will also be publishing rating in the entire Volkswagen Group.
Audi also in many of the initiatives, and then campaigns for the preservation of human rights and the environment in the supply chain with other partners. For example, Audi member of the “Global Alliance for manufacturers of batteries”. Care about this alliance is the protection of human rights and social standards for the extraction of raw materials for batteries develop solutions for the use of lithium batteries.
Production processes that rely on carbon neutrality
Think Audi electric car production, neutral carbon, a cornerstone in driving sustainable development. Wales made Brussels a leading role in this area, where it has already become a neutral carbon since the beginning of the production of Audi e-tron*. This has been achieved through the transition to the use of electricity generated from sources friendly to the environment, a move that the factory began to be taken already in 2012, through the installation of the largest system saved in the region. Wales the Audi plant in Brussels, the requirements for heating through the use of biogas. Overall, the source provides up to 40,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually through the use of renewable energy sources. Used package actions through projects that offset emissions that cannot be avoided after. The company is now applying this strategy in a comprehensive manner, so that all become sources of Audi carbon neutral whole by the year 2025.
Re-use and recycling of batteries
Audi and Volkswagen are already developing ideas to deal with high-voltage batteries used. If you lose the battery a certain percentage of the charge capacity own over the course of several years, may still be used in specific areas. Among the many possibilities available, experience Audi currently two Tests as part of pilot projects: use in forklifts, tractors in the main factory in Ingolstadt, and the use of batteries as a fixed energy in a Berlin.
Already completed the first phase of the research project the joint strategy, which developed Audi and “free”, the Belgian company specialized in recycling techniques and materials, under his umbrella, closed circuit components of the high-voltage batteries. This project aims to use the valuable materials such as cobalt and nickel and their use in the manufacture of high-voltage batteries the new.
The highest levels of flexibility: production models of electric
Entered the brand with the four rings of the era of electric cars with the start of production of Audi e-tron* the factory Brussels. Has been updated to the production site Ancient for the first time on a large scale, and has now become one of the latest sites production of electric cars in Europe. The manufacturing of electric motors in factory production engines of the special models still to come in Gyor, and has established a factory Brussels manufacturing facility batteries of its own. It is now transferred many of the experiences gained from the production e-tron* in Brussels to projects and battery-powered vehicles the new establishment of more sites of the production of electric cars.
Production models of the electric future, the Audi is considered a high level of flexibility, cooperation and values within the group: for example, the development of production base of electric vehicles Luxury (Premium Platform Electric) for the manufacture of electric cars big in collaboration with Porsche. This project aims at the production of luxury cars depending on the techniques common in the factories of the current. Dependent control of the experimental on the structures of the source Standard, which can be transferred to other sources quickly.
Think Audi also on projects of joint cooperation for the models smaller, which depends on the electrical driving system standard, a concept of a model depend upon the production of the new Audi Q4 e-tron, the sports car versatile electric of the first category, and will come assembled in the Volkswagen plant in Zwickau, along with models of the two brands, Volkswagen and seat. The assembly of the product during the production process in this way helps to produce models of the electrical large-sized in the future in large quantities and with high efficiency. The manufacture of the most important parts of the model of driving system electric standard in the interests of the group, especially in the castle (driving systems), and sales (parts of electric motor) brownie (batteries and parts of the suspension system).
Already preparations for the production of Audi e-tron GT pilot which will leave the production line at Poly Gartner Hof near Neckarsulm with Audi R8 as of the end of 2020. Although the sports car high performance with the internal combustion engine is still made mostly by hand, the style of Gran Turismo electrode will be manufactured using higher levels of automation in the stages of manufacture of the structure. Going through all the models the same stages of aggregation, which is is currently being extended from 20 cycles to 36 cycles, adding to the system overhead transmission inside the building. The processing components of the specific power of the vehicle, such as a battery system or a payment system or a thermal control system, in the assembling lines separate in advance, and is fitted over the assembly line as a unit is ready.
Is the production of hybrid cars rechargeable in the same factories but within the production lines of its own; for example, is assembling the Audi Q5 TFSI e* in San José Chiapa (Mexico) and the Audi A7 TFSI e* in Neckarsulm. And Audi is currently working on the production of the model of two electricians in the A local production line in China, they are A6 L e-tron وQ2 L e-tron; the silicone as the manufacture of Audi e-tron as of 2020.
With the flow: put employees first by driving electric
Invest the Audi also heavily in human resources in the field of electric driving, where the company responds to more experts at the same time expanding the expertise of its interior and its staff for this area in the future. For example, increased education budget, the additional 60 million euros to 80 million euros per year, which is a little over three.
In collaboration with the Technical University of Ingolstadt, conceived the Audi training course in the field of electric driving to the developers of the movement. Thus expands the Audi engineers their knowledge in the field of electric driving in the halls of the University, with the aim of strengthening their strategic skills and technical, as working specialists, education experts from the company with university professors to develop the qualifications necessary to work compliant with the requirements of the company. Events are also held in the factories and the stages of self-learning, alternating every three and a half months. Includes a schedule of the developers of the war in the Audi courses such as “electric motors and electronics performance” or “electric vehicles and energy storage”. Completed the first group of participants in the development of the movement trained in the beginning of 2017.
Audi plans also firm steps towards electric driving in the programs of the youth talent of their own. For example, the company is constantly modifying its training to comply with the technological progress and the development of new functions when necessary. Added the function of “a qualified electrician with a focus on systems and techniques of high voltage” in 2014. Since then, he began to nearly 700 young people vocational training for three years in factories in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm. After the completion of vocational training, usually graduates work in the areas of production are different, for example, maybe employed in the analysis of the data, or apply their skills in one of the workshops for the technical development or the Center for experimental models. The introduction of the new qualification “qualified electrician to provide the batteries” in the year 2018, which focuses on the production and quality assurance of high-voltage batteries. Apart from being a vocational training or additional training has been prepared by the rapporteur for electric driving, the sources of the Audi international support and we have always, and customized presentations training and development according to the special requirements of each country as necessary.