My space

2019 Audi e-tron becomes first BEV to earn highest award from IIHS


New SUV marks Audi’s first step on ambitious electrification path

The 2019 Audi e-tron has become the first battery electric vehicle (BEV) to earn a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Available to consumers since March 2019, the e-tron is the first of 30 electrified models which Audi aims to release by 2025. Twenty of the new models will be pure electric vehicles, with hybrids accounting for the remainder. The introduction of its electric range is a signal of Audi’s commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement and will see the automaker reduce vehicle-specific CO2 emissions over the entire product lifecycle by 30 percent by 2025 (compared to 2015).

The e-tron makes extensive use of ultra high strength steels (UHSS) and laser welded blanks from ArcelorMittal to achieve its impressive safety performance. Key components made of UHSS include the A- and B-pillars, roof members, centre tunnel, interior sills, floor cross-members, and rear longitudinal members. These components comprise the strong backbone of the occupant cell, enabling it to absorb the forces of a front-end collision. (Source: Audi website)

Like Audi, ArcelorMittal is committed to achieving the climate targets set in the Paris Agreement. Our first Climate Action Report (published in May 2019), outlines ArcelorMittal’s commitment to significantly reduce our carbon footprint. Audi has defined similar measures along its entire value chain and is working closely with suppliers such as ArcelorMittal to achieve these goals. 


"We want to become a leading CO2-neutral premium supplier. This clearly includes responsibility for our products throughout their lifecycles.”

Bram Schot, CEO of Audi


Smart carbon technology


You may also be interested in

By strength

0MPa 2000MPa
0MPa 2000MPa

By product reference



700 500 MPa 2000 MPa

Tailor your ArcelorMittal Automotive web experience

I am ...

I am especially interested in information about automotive steel for…

My ArcelorMittal Automotive space

This is your personal space on ArcelorMittal's global automotive website. You can keep your favorite ArcelorMittal automotive web pages and documents in a safe place

My space

Configure this website

If you want, you can tailor your web experience on this automotive website to your personal needs. By selecting your job profile and/or region (both optional) you enable us to personalize the content you see on this website.
No matter which job profile or region you select, you will always have unlimited access to all the information on this website. The only thing that changes is that you will be offered more tailored content. As well as your profile and region, we also use your browsing history on this website to remember your personal preferences and identify the most appropriate content for you.
We are confident that this will help you to find the inspiration you are looking for on the ArcelorMittal automotive website.