09/20/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/20/2019 03:41
Volkswagen works essentially in two areas to reduce CO2 emissions: On the one hand, the company is beginning with full-scale, mass market production of e-mobility vehicles, for the first time. With the launch of the ID. family, the Group will be the first manufacturer to offer a wide range of all-electric compact, small and luxury vehicles to a broad market. At the same time, the Group continues to optimize its petrol and diesel engines, as well as developing numerous hybrid models.
But it is not only low-consumption engines and all-electric models that serve the goal of saving CO2. It is just as important for the Volkswagen Group to conserve resources at the production stage. For this reason, the company also uses sustainable materials everywhere, such as renewable raw materials. The aim is to reduce CO2 emissions over the entire value chain and lifecycle.
With the ID.31, Volkswagen offers the world's first balance-sheet-neutral CO2-neutral electric car. This is possible because both the production of the battery cells and the vehicle production function with 100 percent green electricity. Volkswagen offsets unavoidable emissions with climate protection projects. During the use phase, it is up to the customer to also use green electricity for charging - Volkswagen makes suitable offers via its subsidiary Elli ('Electric Life'). To mark the launch of ID.3, the brand is also launching the matching wallbox on the market: the ID. Chargers will be able to load their electric cars quickly and conveniently at home in the future.