The charging infrastructure for electric vehicles at the Allianz Arena will be expanded.
FC Bayern Munich and its partner Audi have installed 21 charging points for electric vehicles at the Allianz Arena. Starting this summer, the charging infrastructure will gradually expand, which will soon allow charging electric vehicles in other areas of the German record-breaking stadium complex.
In September 2020, FC Bayern and Audi began their journey towards sustainable mobility together. The club’s fleet of vehicles was converted to electricity and this process continues to this day. Most of the team and management of the club are now already traveling in fully electric vehicles, namely the Audi e-tron or Audi e-tron Sportback models. The Audi e-tron GT is coming soon and will also be delivered to professional athletes.
“Sustainable premium mobility is at the heart of our strategic orientation at Audi,” says Hildegard Wortmann, Board Member for Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG. “Together with FC Bayern, we are embodying progress and sending another clear signal for electrification with the expansion of the charging infrastructure. The chargers at the Allianz Arena are an important investment for us in a sustainable future. “
Audi and FC Bayern have installed 38 charging points to date at the Sebenerstrasse training ground. They were online in late summer 2020, just in time for the start of the Bundesliga Season. FC Bayern has reduced the consumption of its vehicle fleet to less than 95 grams of CO2 per km.
With the e-tron Charging Service (eCS), Audi offers access to over 220,000 charging points in 26 European countries. In addition, Audi is consistently expanding its range of electric models. In 2021, for the first time in history, more than half of the newly introduced models will be electric. It started with the world premiere of the Audi e-tron GT in February. The Audi Q4 e-tron and Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback are due for release in the middle of the year. With these models, Audi is enabling its customers to enter the electric world of Audi in the compact segment for the first time.
In addition, Audi is expanding its portfolio in the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) segment: approximately one in two series of combustion engines will also be presented in a plug-in hybrid version this year. Audi aims to offer more than 20 all-electric models by 2025 and significantly accelerate the expansion of its PHEV range. The company predicts that by then, all-electric and hybrid vehicles will account for about a third of its global sales.