This is one of the reasons why Volkswagen relies on e-mobility. From today's perspective, e-mobility is the best and most efficient way of achieving climate-neutral, clean mobility. But it requires that the energy revolution be consistently driven forward, and sufficient amounts of renewable energy be available. Over the next few years, the company will launch the industry's largest spectrum of e-vehicles. The models of the ID. family are specially designed for e-mobility and optimally exploit the possibilities of this technology: They offer long ranges, plenty of space, dynamic driving behavior and a whole new level of digital networking. The first model to start production at the Zwickau plant at the end of 2019 is the compact ID.. It will be launched at the beginning of 2020. The SUV ID. CROZZ will follow shortly afterwards, followed by the ID. BUZZ and the ID. VIZZION sedan. In the future, Volkswagen will offer attractive electric cars across all segments – from the compact segment to the Volkswagen Bus. The brand aims to sell at least one million electric cars worldwide per year, by 2025.
CO2-emissions are consistently avoided right from the start
What is crucial is that Volkswagen not only builds electric cars, but also monitors the complete life cycle from raw materials to recycling. For the electric car is only as clean and green as the electricity used to build and charge it. Cell production, in particular, is still very energy-intensive, and charging cars with coal-derived power is a burden to the overall environmental equilibrium.
In order to tailor electric cars sustainably towards climate protection, it is precisely these areas that have to be addressed. That’s exactly what Volkswagen is doing: With the new ID., already set for production this year, the brand will be putting a climate-neutral car onto the road. CO2-emissions will be avoided or reduced from the beginning, and currently unavoidable emissions will be offset by investments in climate protection projects.