The fully electric ID.3 marks the start of Volkswagen’s major e-offensive this year. The company is doing everything it can to make the switch to the electric car as easy as possible for customers. The Volkswagen subsidiary Elli, for example, is supplying a complete package for charging – from the Wallbox to the appropriate, climate-friendly electricity.
Elli stands for Electric life and is part of the energy transition. For a good year now, the company has been offering Volkswagen Naturstrom for private households and companies. Shortly after its launch, the number of customers was already in the five-digit range and continues to grow. The company expects a further upward trend in 2020. With the launch of the ID.3, more customers will also opt for the suitable green energy tariff. Elli has set itself the goal of digitally linking the topics of energy and mobility and optimally accompanying the switch to e-mobility.
“Elli is a young and dynamic company that is already making a contribution to the energy transition. We are particularly pleased that we are consistently doing very well on the major comparison sites. In the coming years we want to convince even more people of our innovative and sustainable energy solutions,” says Thorsten Nicklass, CEO of Elli.
The appropriate green electricity in just three steps
The personal energy transition is very simple: with just three clicks, you can find the appropriate green energy tariff on the Elli website. Firstly, enter the average annual electricity consumption, secondly answer the question of whether you own a battery-powered e-car and if so, how many kilometers you drive with it each year, and thirdly, enter your postal code. There you go. The appropriate tariff is then calculated.
Volkswagen Naturstrom®, a TÜV-certified green electricity, is delivered. For every kilowatt hour that the customer consumes, the same amount of electricity from renewable sources such as wind power, solar energy or hydroelectric power plants is fed into the grid. At present, most of the electricity comes from hydroelectric power plants in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In addition, the supplier, VW Kraftwerk, is actively investing in the expansion of renewable energies – for example by building wind farms and solar plants at its sites. “We want to make green electricity simple, cheap and sustainable for our customers,” says Thorsten Nicklass, describing Elli’s claim.