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Audi energy sustainability program announced

Audi of America has announced the Audi energy sustainability program designed to improve EV ownership experience. The German marque has big plans to reward buyers of the A3 Sportback e-tron, a plug-in hybrid vehicle scheduled to reach U.S. dealerships in the second half of 2015. Within this program, Audi will provide three ways to reduce carbon emissions and improve sustainability.

First up, qualified owners of the car will benefit from an Audi-designed at-home Level 2 charging system developed in collaboration with Bosch. Next, Audi promises to buy carbon offset certificates in California and Africa in order to offset greenhouse emissions generated by the A3 Sportback e-tron. Third of all, SunPower will offer an optional home solar power system which boasts a newly developed home energy storage solution to grab extra solar energy.

This three-part Audi energy sustainability program will be complemented by various flexible financing options providing better access to renewable energy to Audi clients. In addition, customers will be among the first of SunPower’s automotive partners gaining access to the energy storage solution which at the moment is in the final testing phase and will become available at the beginning of next year.

Audi says pricing details for the A3 Sportback e-tron will be available closer to the model’s launch in the second half of next year.

Adrian Padeanu

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