Volkswagen drivers can already charge their electric and hybrid models with fully renewable energy thanks to Elli and IONITY. In the future, Volkswagen will go even further than this: The company supports investment for the expansion of renewable energy via additional European wind and solar farms. With these projects, Volkswagen aims to produce and feed into the grid as much green power as is needed to run the vehicles in the ID. family.
By 2025, the projects supported by Volkswagen will result in the additional generation of around seven terawatt hours of green electricity, which is equivalent to the capacity of more than 300 new wind turbines. When it comes to choosing which projects to support, Volkswagen is focusing on expanding resources in consumption hotspots within Europe. For this reason, it prioritises projects in EU regions in which Volkswagen sells a large number of electric vehicles. The projects will begin in 2022 with a solar farm in Germany in cooperation with the RWE energy company.