- “Smart & Sustainable Island” project serves as a future lab for future mobility and rapid decarbonization in Europe
- New mobility services "ASTYBUS" and "astyGO" replace conventional bus line, improving mobility for both residents and tourists
- Second solar system put into operation, supplies e-cars with green electricity
- Academic study: First preliminary results show high interest in e-mobility and mobility services
- Volkswagen CEO Diess: "Rapid transformation to green mobility and energy is feasible if businesses and governments work hand in hand."
Volkswagen starts mobility services on Astypalea, marking next step in Greek island’s electrification
The mobility of the future is already becoming a reality on the Greek island of Astypalea. The ridesharing service "ASTYBUS" and the vehicle sharing service "astyGO" were put into operation today in the presence of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess. Both mobility services are operating exclusively with fully electric vehicles and ensure significantly improved mobility on the island compared to the previous public transport system. It’s the next step in the transformation of Astypalea: By 2026, the island wants to switch to smart, sustainable mobility and completely modernize its energy system. The joint project of the Volkswagen Group and the Hellenic Republic serves as a future laboratory for a rapid decarbonization in Europe.