The environmentally-friendly Audi A3 g-tron

The environmentally-friendly Audi A3 g-tron

The Audi A3 g-tron is ready to take to the road, with advanced sales at Audi dealerships in Germany commencing this month. The starting price is €25,900 and there is an option for customers to use the Audi e-gas fuel card for environmentally-friendly driving.

The A3 g-tron is part of the company's sustainable and integrated mobility concept. The 1.4-litre TFSI engine can be run on petrol or natural gas. When run solely using gas, the car is 100% CO2 neutral. Audi e-gas is made at the company's facility in Werlte, Germany, which is the first power-to-gas plant in the world.

The A3 Sportback powered by gas is the most environmentally-friendly form of long-distance travel. The car consumes around 3.3 kilograms of gas for every 100 kilometres at a cost of around €3.50. Customers buying the A3 and choosing this option can buy a fuel card from Audi and pay monthly.

The card is accepted at more than 650 fuel stations all over Germany. Prof Dr Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi AG's board member for technical development, said: "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."