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Environmental protection is a top priority in the design, choice of materials and production of your new Audi.
Design measures for economical recycling
  • Modular construction to facilitate dismantling
  • Plastic parts and elastomers are labelled in accordance with ISO 1043, ISO 11469 and ISO 1629
Choice of materials
  • Nearly all materials used can be recycled
  • Similar types of plastics grouped together for easy recycling
  • Recycled materials used in manufacture
  • Reduced vapour emissions from plastics
  • CFC-free refrigerant in air conditioner
Compliance with the laws prohibiting the use of: Cadmium, asbestos, lead, mercury, chrome VI and other substances such as flame retardants and plasticisers.
Manufacturing methods
  • Using recycling material for manufacturing plastic parts
  • Solvent-free cavity sealing
  • Solvent-free wax for protecting the vehicles in transit
  • Solvent-free adhesives
  • No CFCs used in production
  • Surplus materials used extensively for energy conversion and building materials
  • Overall water consumption reduced
  • Heat recovery systems
  • Water-soluble paint

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