At this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, which is currently underway and will continue for a few days, Audi will be the official shuttle partner, taking world leaders and influencers to and from the forum in electric style. A fleet of fifty Audi e-tron electric SUVs will be shuttling the world leaders in the extreme cold and snow, showing off its impressive capabilities and green technology.
More than that, though, Audi is also showing off its new research project for reusing electric car batteries. After a car’s batteries phase out, which admittedly takes several years, rather than dump them Audi is looking to reuse them for energy storage units. Essentially, Audi wants to take these batteries and make charging stations out of them, which will help supplement the existing charging infrastructure.
“We are focusing clearly and consistently on sustainable mobility solutions for the future,” said Audi AG CEO Bram Schot. “At this year’s World Economic Forum, we can demonstrate our definition of practical electric mobility live, and can let many people experience it directly.”
Audi is bringing three mobile charging containers to Davos to charge the Audi e-tron shuttles, each with 700 kW and a capacity of 1.14 MWh. That will allow rapid charging of the Audi e-tron SUVs, showing off both the research project and the car’s impressive charging speed.
This also shows the four-ringed brand’s commitment to the Global Battery Alliance of the World Economic Forum, an alliance made up of both private and public-sector partners in battery tech.
It’s a good idea to shuttle these important people in the Audi e-tron, the brand’s first-ever SUV. It shows off its newest car, its latest green technology and helps to bring a cleaner, more efficient image to the brand. Also, it shows off what the e-tron can do in the snow.