Audi Energy: New Sustainability Program Will Add to E-Tron Experience

3Degrees In The News | August 5, 2014
  • Comprehensive plan will help support 2015 launch of Audi A3 Sportback e-tron® plug-in hybrid
  • Audi will balance some greenhouse gas emissions from A3 e-tron production and distribution through 3Degrees® verified carbon offsets 
  • Also with Audi energy: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions® for home charger installation and SunPower® for solar power systems and energy management solutions
HERNDON, Va., August 5, 2014 – Audi of America today announced the launch of Audi energy®, a comprehensive program designed to help improve the electric vehicle ownership experience and reduce the carbon footprint that comes with vehicle production, distribution and driving.  
 
Audi energy will be available with the introduction of the first plug-in hybrid vehicle offered by the brand – the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, which is scheduled to debut at select dealerships in the U.S. during the second half of 2015. Through the Audi energy program, Audi will offer three unique opportunities to help improve sustainability and reduce carbon emissions:
 
  • At-home Audi-designed Level 2 charging developed in conjunction with Bosch Automotive Service Solutions will be available for qualified owners of the A3 e-tron.
  • Audi will purchase carbon offset certificates in California and Africa to offset certain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with A3 Sportback e-tron vehicles.
  • SunPower will provide an optional home solar power system for Audi owners, especially A3 Sportback e-tron customers, including a newly developed home energy storage solution to capture additional solar energy.
“The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron will offer drivers an eco-conscious vehicle ownership experience,” said Wayne Killen, General Manager, Product Strategy and Launch.. Audi energy takes this to the next...

Congratulations Oak Ridge, TN: 1st Green Power Community in Southeast

3Degrees In The News | July 14, 2014

The WDEF-TV Chattanooga, TN (7/14, 3K) website reported that Oak Ridge in Tennessee is the newest member of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s “national Green Power Communities initiative.” In order to qualify for such membership, the “Oak Ridge Electric Department relied on a partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority and its Green Power Switch program, which offers consumers and businesses the opportunity to purchase 150-kilowatt-hour blocks of renewable energy. ‘The community’s enthusiasm for the program was infectious and generated more than 300 new Green Power Switch enrollments – more than triple the original goal,’ said Rob Manning, TVA Executive Vice President and Chief External Relations Officer.” Manning added, “It was an honor to play a role in their efforts.”

 

Faraday Raises $880K Series A to Reinvent Customer Acquisition

3Degrees In The News | March 20, 2014

MIDDLEBURY, Vt., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Faraday, a cloud software provider delivering better customer acquisition to the home improvement industry, announced today the close of a $880,000 Series A round of financing. The oversubscribed financing was led by FreshTracks Capital, with renewable energy services provider 3Degrees, seed-stage venture investor LaunchCapital, environmental opportunities focused investor ARB, and a number of individual investors including several cleantech executives also participating. Cairn Cross, Managing Director of FreshTracks Capital, and Richard Graves, Co-Founder and VP of Corporate & Business Development at Ethical Electric, joined the company's board of directors.

Faraday's software-as-a-service (SaaS) application improves its users' customer acquisition metrics by revealing the best strategies for winning new business. The application helps users generate targeting hypotheses, facilitates multi-channel outreach through a network of vendors, and tracks results to highlight the best-performing approaches. Also included is a predictive analytics engine that identifies customers most likely to convert.

In 2013 Faraday worked with seven clients in five states, analyzing over 800,000 households for their propensity to invest in home upgrades.

"One thing we've learned in the Big Data era is that there are no more rules of thumb, and that holds true with customer acquisition," said Andy Rossmeissl, Faraday...