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New Panes from Recycled Car Windows for the Audi Q4 e-tronNew Panes from Recycled Car Windows for the Audi Q4 e-tron

Audi is using recycled automotive glass to make new windows for its Q4 e-tron EV.

Dan Carney

November 15, 2023

Following a 1-year pilot project, Audi is using glass that comes from customers’ car windows for the series production of new vehicles.

Watch the video to see exactly how the process is done. Audi turns broken glass into new windowpanes. But how exactly does it work? The project uses an innovative recycling process in which older car windows are broken into small pieces and then – freed from non-glass impurities such as adhesive residues – are melted down to make new glass sheets which then will be used for new car windows. For this recycling project, Audi partnered with Reiling Glas Recycling, Saint-Gobain Glass, and Saint-Gobain Sekurit.

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