Audi has been a longtime partner with FC Bayern München, the famous German Football Club. As part of that new partnership, the grounds at the stadium in which FC Bayern plays will now be equipped to handle the Audi e-tron, as both brands move into the future.
The go-ahead was given to build thirty eight new electric fast-charging points on the stadium grounds by executives from both FC Bayern and Audi. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Chairman of the Executive Board of FC Bayern München AG, Oliver Kahn, Member of the Executive Board of FC Bayern München AG, and Audi Board Member for Sales Hildegard Wortmann were all on hand at the stadium to usher in this new setup.
These new charging points will be finished by the end of Summer, just in time for the start of Bundesliga season. Players for the team will also drive the Audi e-tron, so they will all be going green, at least at the start of this season. Not only that but the team will be able to charged at 150 kW, so they’ll be fully topped off by the end of practice.
By this coming Fall, half of FC Bayern’s automotive fleet will be electric, which will help to lower its overall carbon footprint to less than 95 grams of CO2 per kilometer by the start of Budesliga season. Ironically, that also meets the standard automakers must meet by 2021.
It’s good to see Audi putting these chargers in at the FC Bayern stadium, as kids seeing their favorite players driving electric cars can really help change the future. Athletes have incredible influence, so it’s nice to see them using it to promote clean energy and eco-mindedness. Admittedly, they’re also getting hooked up with Audi e-trons, so it’s not like they have hard choices to make. But still, it’s good to see.