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09/18/20

Pioneers in climate-friendly vehicle manufacturing

The Volkswagen Group is on its way to climate neutrality. An important component: new products such as the ID.4, the first fully electric SUV from the Volkswagen brand. The car, which is about to make its world premiere, will be built and sold in Europe, China and later also in the USA. "The ID.4 stands for clean mobility in a CO2 balance sheet neutral manner," says Ralf Brandstätter, CEO of the brand. Like the ID.3, it leaves the Zwickau plant without a an ecological backpack. In addition to Zwickau, the pioneers of climate-friendly vehicle construction throughout the Group are the plants of Audi in Brussels, Bentley in Crewe and ŠKODA in Vrchlabí, Czech Republic, which are already producing CO2-neutral on their balance sheets.
08/20/20

On the way to becoming a climate-neutral company

The fight against global warming is one of the most important global challenges. We explain what Volkswagen is doing for climate protection. We have also compiled assessments of climate change by leading scientists in a dossier.
08/12/20

Innovation without sacrifice: SUVs and climate protection

Climate change is one of the most crucial challenges facing humanity. We all have a responsibility to stop global warming. Volkswagen was the world’s first car manufacturer to commit itself to the goals of the Paris Agreement. The entire Group is to become carbon neutral by 2050 at the latest. In order to protect the climate and implement the relevant political provisions, we are rigorously redesigning our vehicles to meet electric mobility standards. That also applies to SUVs, a growing favorite among customers all over the world, but often criticized as environmental “sinners”. SUVs are a key element in the Group-wide electric offensive towards sustainable mobility.
06/30/20

No more doubt – mankind is responsible

We have compiled a dossier with assessments on climate change by leading scientists. For them, one thing is clear: mankind bears a crucial responsibility for global warming.
06/30/20

Food supply at risk

We have compiled assessments on climate change by leading scientists in a dossier. They warn: Unabated global warming has dramatic consequences for the whole of humanity – whether through crop failures, wars or the spread of disease.
06/30/20

“What matters is the political framework”

We have compiled assessments on climate change by leading scientists in a dossier. Gunnar Luderer is Deputy Chair of the Department for Sustainable Transformation Pathways at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). In an interview, he explains how individuals can act to protect the climate – and what politicians should do. In addition to his duties at PIK, Luderer is Professor for Global Energy Systems Analysis at the Technical University of Berlin.
06/29/20

“Technology alone will not solve the climate problem”

Prof. Barbara Lenz heads the Institute of Transport Research at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). In an interview she talks about mobility after corona, climate protection and alternative propulsion systems.
01/29/20

Green energy supplier Elli draws a positive conclusion

The switch to e-mobility only makes sense if there is a consistent expansion of renewable energy at the same time. With Elli, Volkswagen has established its own green energy provider. For a year now, the company has been helping its customers achieve their own personal energy transition – time for an initial interim assessment.
12/09/19

What we do for the climate

2019 was dominated by climate protection and decarbonization. Volkswagen is all the more committed to e-mobility, clean electricity and a CO2-neutral supply chain. We give you a summary and five info graphics.