An Audi A3 model, capable of running on compressed natural gas, is now on sale in German market. Dubbed as the new Audi A3 Sportback g-tron, the car has a price of €25,900 in Audi’s homemarket.
Talking about the new car, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg said: “Audi e-gas is an important pillar of our sustainability strategy”
The A3 Sportback g-tron can be powered by ultra-clean Audi e-gas produced using green electricity, or by compressed natural gas, both of which are available in Germany.
The Audi A3 g-tron is powered by a 1.4-litre TFSI engine that has a max power of 110 PS and can be operated using either natural gas, e-gas generated by Audi or petrol. In pure e-gas mode, the g-tron is entirely CO2-neutral!
All thanks to lack of infrastructure everywhere else, the sales of the new A3 G-Tron will be restricted just to Germay. On an average, the new Audi A3 g-tron consumes between 3.2 and 3.3 kilograms of gas per 100 kilometers.
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG, emphasises: “In addition to our e-mobility developments, the Audi e-gas project is an important pillar of our sustainability strategy – as is the development of other synthetic fuels.”
Audi has already put up a research facility for the production of Audi e-ethanol and e-diesel with its partner Joule in Hobbs, New Mexico. The manufacturer is also studying synthetic manufacture of Audi e-gas in cooperation with Global Bioenergies.