Drive the Future, Today: 2021 Audi e-tron with Arcadia Renewable Energy Subscription
Audi e-tron and Audi e-tron Sportback customers who take part in this program may potentially qualify for a $750 credit towards their electricity bill through the Arcadia system with a subscription. This offer is valid from March 2 to April 30, 2021, while supplies last.
Arcadia's technology links up household energy usage with renewable energy sources from a host of U.S. wind and solar projects through renewable energy certificates, without any installations or interruptions to the utility service.
In some regions of Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island, Arcadia has created a platform that connects clients who meet the requirements to community solar projects in their area. When these projects generate energy, the customers get credit on their electricity bills since they are allocated a portion of the energy output. This program is appropriate for those who drive electric vehicles as the U.S. Department of Energy claims that 80% of charging happens at home.
In the past, Audi and Arcadia have worked together in 2018 and 2020 to allow e-tron customers to have a way to lessen the effects of their environmental footprint as they shift to clean energy. According to survey results, 85 percent of e-tron buyers and 90 percent of e-tron Sportback buyers said that the environmental impact was either "important" or "very important" when deciding what to buy, which is in line with the preceding and current initiatives Audi has established for e-tron customers.
The Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback are manufactured in Brussels, Belgium, in an assembly plant that has been validated to be carbon-neutral by Vinçotte, a Belgian testing company. Audi endorses and acts in accordance with the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement and has set an ambitious target of reducing vehicle-specific CO2 emissions by 30% by 2025. The brand hopes to reach net CO2 neutrality across the entire life cycle of their vehicles by 2050. Suppliers have also adopted sustainable production processes where feasible.
The Audi e-tron and its sibling, the e-tron Sportback, were the first all-electric models to enter the US market, offering customers a midsize SUV with a no-compromise daily driving experience. Both vehicles feature a dual-motor setup with a maximum output of 402 horsepower and 490 lb-ft of torque for a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 124 mph. Additionally, these models have the fastest charging capability of any electric vehicle available with 150 kW, allowing them to reach 80% battery capacity in just 30 minutes when using a public DC charger. The 2021 e-tron and e-tron Sportback boast EPA-estimated full-charge ranges of 222 and 218 miles, respectively.
2023 Audi e-tron: What You Need to Know