- Volkswagen brand aims to further increase external supply of plants with electricity from renewable sources
- Andreas Tostmann, Volkswagen Brand Board of Management Member for Production: “We want to increase use of eco-electricity at our plants this year from 70 to 90 per cent”
- Sites that produce their own power are switching to natural gas
Volkswagen upping use of green electricity at its plants
The Volkswagen brand is making good progress towards its target of CO2-neutral production by 2050. The company has now set itself further ambitious targets for 2020 in order to expand the percentage of externally sourced energy from renewable sources at its plants. Andreas Tostmann, Volkswagen Brand Board of Management Member for Production and Logistics, said: “We want to significantly increase the amount of green energy bought in at our plants this year from 70 to 90 per cent.” Besides that, Volkswagen is consistently focussing on natural gas for its own power generation and is switching its power plants in Wolfsburg from coal to gas.