THE AUDI TRON FAMILY
"One main goal of Audi is: to develop technologies that uniquely combine fun and sustainability in driving. This involves solutions that allow balanced mobility where economy and ecology have equal weight. g-tron stands for natural gas and synthetic e-gas-powered drive systems that achieve the best possible CO2emission rates. e-tron stands for consistent drive-train electrification. Designed as a plug-in hybrid vehicle, the A3 Sportback e-tron combines the best from two automobile technologies - a combustion engine and an electric motor. In parallel drive-trains, a 1.4 l TFSI engine works together with a powerful electric motor. The liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery is mounted in front of the rear axle, it stores 8.8 kWh of energy and has a range of 50 kilometres.The A3 Sportback g-tron is a pioneer in sustainable mobility. Its 1.4 l TDSI uses Audi e-gas, a synthetic fuel that, in chemical terms, is almost identical to natural gas. This fuel is produced by Audi and is CO2 neutral. Its starting components are water and carbon dioxide and it is produced using renewable energy only. As part of the "National Platform for Electric Mobility", a programme funded by the German government, the A1 e-tron model is being used by AUDI AG in the showcase project "LivingLab BWe mobil" to collect practical data in the handling of electric vehicles. The Audi NEoS project conducts customer-oriented research involving test subjects."