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      05-06-2019 09:18 PM #1


      It probably wouldn't be called that, but some sustainable interior options could appeal to those living the vegan lifestyle.
      The first-ever all-electric SUV from Audi is subtle and silent both in how it sounds, and the statement it makes. For the e-tron, Audi didn’t go for the quirky compliance car theme that we can find in everything from the BMW i3 to the Honda Clarity. Instead, it’s looking to tastefully blend into the crowd.

      There’s no denying that buyers for premium electric SUVs might also be similar to the crowd that cares about their environmental impact in more ways than just driving. That can include the use of sustainable, recycled, or upcycled materials for vehicle interiors that would fit with folks who enjoy a vegan lifestyle, and it seems that Audi is listening.

      "We’ve had some customer requests for that. And definitely moving forward, we’re looking at all sorts of new materials, both for inlays, and trims, seats, and things like that are more environmentally friendly," Audi e-tron product manager Matt Mostafaei told Motor1.com in an exclusive interview.

      Just how would such an interior look? Things like fish nets and recycled materials might portray images of messy textures and virtue signaling, but like Audi’s approach with the e-tron electric SUV, it aims to normalize such actions, and not necessarily gratify them.

      "If you remember our e-tron GT debut, it had a fully recycled, fully vegan interior," Mostafaei continued. "We used fish nets and things like that in the car. So that kind of shows where we’re looking and where we’re headed in terms of sustainability in the interior."

      Even though sustainability is a goal, sourcing the materials could be a new challenge for Audi. However, whatever the sustainable material might be, Mostafaei attests that it would need to live up to Audi’s standards and expectations, like any other material.

      "If we ever offered a material like that, I think it would be safe to say it would meet customer demand."
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      05-07-2019 09:39 PM #6
      Horse hair was sustainable. Why did we ever move away from that?
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      05-08-2019 07:31 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by mach250 View Post
      I thought "leather" is only made from animal skins?
      Have you been shopping for "milk" lately?
      In this case "leather" (or milk) is just a universal description, like Band-Aid (for bandage).

    10. 05-08-2019 10:48 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by mach250 View Post
      I thought "leather" is only made from animal skins?
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      05-08-2019 10:53 AM #10
      Call it the "Tree-Hugger" package....this is marketing BS, the interior materials are a drop-in-the-buck compared to the environmental impact of the manufacturing and eventual disposal of the lithium ion battery pack.....these electric vehicles probably are worse for the environment, overall, than a gasoline powered version. Also consider the fossil fuels used to generate the electricity needed to charge the batteries......
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      05-08-2019 11:15 AM #11
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    13. 05-08-2019 11:23 AM #12
      Can we call it the "leather seats suck and have been overdone" package?

    14. 05-08-2019 11:25 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by CC'ed View Post
      Call it the "Tree-Hugger" package....this is marketing BS, the interior materials are a drop-in-the-buck compared to the environmental impact of the manufacturing and eventual disposal of the lithium ion battery pack.....these electric vehicles probably are worse for the environment, overall, than a gasoline powered version. Also consider the fossil fuels used to generate the electricity needed to charge the batteries......
      I think this stuff has been considered ad nauseum already and it's not as bad as you think it is.

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      05-08-2019 12:03 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by CC'ed View Post
      Call it the "Tree-Hugger" package....this is marketing BS, the interior materials are a drop-in-the-buck compared to the environmental impact of the manufacturing and eventual disposal of the lithium ion battery pack.....these electric vehicles probably are worse for the environment, overall, than a gasoline powered version. Also consider the fossil fuels used to generate the electricity needed to charge the batteries......
      I think if you are socially or religiously opposed to killing cows for leather, you should definitely have an alternative.

      I'm not vegan or anything, but when you think about all the sh!tty cars that have/had leather interiors, it's a shame that many cows had to die so some Mercury Sable owner could brag about having leather seats.

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      05-08-2019 02:15 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      I think if you are socially or religiously opposed to killing cows for leather, you should definitely have an alternative.

      I'm not vegan or anything, but when you think about all the sh!tty cars that have/had leather interiors, it's a shame that many cows had to die so some Mercury Sable owner could brag about having leather seats.
      How does that work? Are there specific individual leather and meat cows, or are they both the same cows? I like alternative interior materials. The same old leather and plastics do get old. I like the i3 interior which is done in a similar style. Also, nice soft fabrics are more comfortable than leather in a lot of cases. Though, I will admit they can smell really nice (Mmmm... old SAAB leather seats...)


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