|June 2, 2005
Audi Highlights Hydrogen Technology at World Environment Day 2005
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. - Audi highlights its latest step in alternative fuel research, an Audi A2 Fuel Cell Concept Car, at the World Environment Day in San Francisco, which takes place June 1 to 5, 2005.
World Environment Day (WED) was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. WED is hosted each year by a different city and commemorated with an international exposition through the week of June 5th. The U.N. uses WED to stimulate awareness of the environment and enhance political attention and public action.
"Audi welcomes the opportunity to show its advanced research activities to a international media as well as mayors and senior officials from major cities around the world", says AUDI AG CEO Dr. Martin Winterkorn. Audis engagement in WED is part of the Volkswagen Groupīs participation in the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP).
The Audi A2H2 is a "Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle" based on the Audi A2, which is sold in Europe. It demonstrates that environmental acceptability and sportiness can be combined very well. The A2H2 has a top speed of around 110 mph and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in less than 10 seconds but can deliver a mileage of more than 70 mpg (compared to regular fuel consumption).