Although many times left in the shade, the manufacturers argue that production of their cars have a lower carbon footprint. The factories are updated with more effective systems and manufacturing techniques that are less polluting, and now Audi shows us his new locomotive hybrid plug-in for factory Ingolstadt, Germany.
Yes, in the factory, the huge factory of Audi, there are up to 18 kilometres of train tracks, a need that is marked by the transfer of parts such as bodies, motors, or panels for the extensive production plant. Now Audi has renewed the locomotive that moves through the interior of the enclosure handing out parts with a new technology, and it makes sense.
Audi is betting on hybrid technology, plug-in e-tron, and what better way to advertise if their transport systems in the factory use the same technology. Thus is born this new locomotive hybrid plug-in manufactured by Alstom, able save up to 60 tonnes of CO2 per year compared to the previous diesel locomotive in its more than 3,800 hours of work each year.
Also uses this to fuel the new generation of the locomotive, but it does not to propel. The diesel generator is responsible for generating electricity, which is the one that drives the assembly. Consumed, it seems, 50% less energy than the locomotive earlier. It is one more step to create a factory cleaner in their production processes.
The locomotive to hybrid, plug-in Audi is able to operate in all-electric mode up to two hours with a full charge of the battery, a generous amount considering that daily operates an average of 10 hours. Audi tells us that the previous locomotive consumed about 20 litres to the hour, the 9 that you need the new generation.
Each station at which you stop to perform the loading and unloading will serve you for connect to network and charge the batteries, thereby reducing the fuel consumption. In fact, it will run in electric-only mode when inside the facility. The electricity comes from sources that emit CO2 and is 1.000 horses of power.
Source – Audi