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Audi commits to greener electricity

While some vehicle manufacturers are focusing on making the switch to electric cars, Audi is going one step further by trying to ensure that its electricity is produced in a sustainable manner. The company has signed an agreement with the international consortium Desertec Industrial Initiative with the long term goal to produce electricity in a climate-friendly manner from the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East. Today, the Desertec Industrial Initiative is working to develop conditions for targeted investment in solar and wind energy. Speaking about the agreement, Rupert Sandler, the chairman of the board of management of Audi AG, commented that he hopes electric cars from Audi will run on sustainably produced electricity and to achieve the goal the company will support the development of solar- and wind-driven power plants. Audi hopes to introduce its first small series electric car to the market in 2012 and is looking at taking an above average percentage of its energy from renewable sources including placing photovoltaic panels on its roofs to feed green electricity into the German grid.

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Paul Lucas

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