- Volkswagen Group aiming for all rail transport of materials and vehicles inside Germany to be run 100% on green electricity by the start of 2021
- Switch-over to reduce CO2 by 26,700 tonnes compared to using the standard German electricity mix
- More Group vehicles are also set to go by rail in future: percentage due to rise from 53 today to 60 per cent in 2022
- Thomas Zernechel, Head of Volkswagen Group Logistics: “Important contribution to Group decarbonisation”
Volkswagen sets course for green electricity to power all freight carried on Deutsche Bahn
Volkswagen Group Logistics is switching all Deutsche Bahn carriage of materials and vehicles within Germany to green electricity by the start of 2021. This will cut over 26,700 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year compared to the conventional electricity mix. 95 per cent of all such transportation is already powered by green electricity. In addition even more freight is set to go by rail: Volkswagen aims to increase vehicle transportation by train from 53 per cent today up to 60 per cent by 2022. “With this green electricity offensive we are making an important contribution towards Group decarbonisation”, says Thomas Zernechel, Head of Volkswagen Group Logistics. For this purpose, Deutsche Bahn feeds in electricity from wind farms and hydropower plants.