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Audi Australia to use 100 per cent renewable energy from 2021

Audi will be powered by renewable energy from next year, as it looks to burnish its green credentials beyond the all-electric E-Tron SUV.


Audi Australia will use only renewable energy from next year, as it looks to build its green credentials beyond the launch of the new E-Tron electric SUV.

The promise will be accredited through GreenPower, a program ensuring power providers feed the grid with the same amount of renewable energy as its home and business customers consume.

“The arrival of our first electric vehicle, the Audi e-tron, makes this the right time for us to make such a commitment; however this is not the end by any means, rather just the start,” said Paul Sansom, Audi Australia managing director.

“It’s the beginning of our journey in zero-emissions motoring, and we plan to build and develop our contribution in the years to come.”

The Audi E-Tron is built at a carbon-neutral factory in Brussels, Belgium, which the company claims is the first of its kind in the world of premium cars.

Audi’s first all-electric SUV goes head-to-head with the Mercedes-Benz EQC and Tesla Model X in Australia, and will soon battle the BMW iX3.

Along with a choice of conventional SUV or coupe-styled Sportback, the E-Tron will be offered with two separate powertrains dubbed 50 and 55.

Six years of free charging on the Chargefox network of public charge stations is included, double what Porsche is offering in the more expensive Taycan.

Pricing kicks off at $137,700 before on-road costs for the e-tron 50 quattro, putting it directly head-to-head with the Mercedes EQC, and stretches to $159,600 before on-roads for the 55 First Edition.

The E-Tron Sportback with its sportier coupe-style roofline is priced from $148,700 before on-road costs for the e-tron 50 quattro and stretches to $169,950 before on-roads for the 55 First Edition.

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Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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