FC Bayern, the Munich based football club, and its partner Audi have installed 21 electric vehicle (EV) charging points at the Allianz Arena. As of this summer, the charging infrastructure will gradually be expanded, allowing electric cars to be charged in other areas of the German champions’ stadium complex.
In September 2020, FC Bayern and Audi started their journey toward sustainable mobility together. The club’s fleet of vehicles has been converted to electric drive in an ongoing process.
A large proportion of the squad and the club management are now driving the all-electric Audi e-tron or Audi e-tron Sportback. Soon, the Audi e-tron GT will be delivered to the pro athletes.
Hildegard Wortmann, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG for Sales and Marketing, said: “Sustainable premium mobility is the focus of our strategic orientation at Audi. Together with FC Bayern, we embody progress and are sending another clear signal in favour of electrification with the expansion of the charging infrastructure.”
Andreas Jung, Director of Marketing, Sponsorship and Events at FC Bayern, said:
“The charging facilities at the Allianz Arena are an important investment into a sustainable future for us. This once again makes it clear that the long-standing partnership with AUDI AG goes far beyond standard sponsorship.
“For our players, the atmosphere on the pitch is always electric, so it’s a fitting cooperation. Both partners are future-oriented and want to make progress together.”
Audi and FC Bayern have already installed 38 charging points at the training ground on Säbener Straße. They were connected to the grid last summer in time for the start of the Bundesliga season. FC Bayern has reduced its fleet consumption to less than 95 grams of CO2/km, and is thus making an important contribution to sustainability.
This is great news for the members of FC Bayern and anyone who is able to use the new chargers. Hopefully, this will encourage other football clubs and sports teams to do the same as the world switches to zero-emissions driving. It’s also good to see more football players setting a good example by driving electric cars.