However the automotive powertrain landscape evolves, one thing that is certain is that emissions need to come down. For VW, parent company of Audi, this presents an issue – as Europe’s largest vehicle manufacturer, the OEM serves a broad range of customers with different needs, and as such it will be essential to provide a broad selection of technology solutions.
This gives Audi, with many of its customers seeking sporty, flexible and long-range vehicles, some interesting opportunities. Since 2014, the company has offered a compressed natural gas (CNG) version of its A3 model, under a brand called g-tron. The vehicle has two fuel ports, and the car can run both on gasoline and CNG. Soon, the OEM will be expanding the g-tron range with gas-compatible A4 and A5 options….