Carbon-neutral manufacturing, good balance during the usage phase. Upon its delivery to customers in Europe, the Volkswagen ID.4 has a carbon-neutral balance. The seal of approval from the independent German auditing body TÜV Nord confirms the ID.4 as a “climate-neutral product” upon handover.
CO2 is emitted during every stage of a vehicle’s life cycle. To reduce the volume of CO2 on a sustainable basis, Volkswagen follows the principle of: prevent first, then reduce, and finally offset any emissions that are unavoidable for the short term – by means of climate protection projects in other areas. Measures to reduce CO2 emissions include, for example, the use of green power and the production of battery cells in the Zwickau factory, where the ID.4 is produced on a carbon-neutral basis. This calculation factors in all CO2 emissions throughout the entire supply chain and production process, as well as transport to the dealerships and the initial battery charge before handover to the customer.
A clean future. Electric mobility offers a huge opportunity to reduce CO2 emissions during the usage phase to almost zero through targeted charging with green energy. And at the end of the usage phase, the battery from the ID.4 can either be reused in second-life concepts or turned into a source of raw materials through recycling. A pilot recycling plant is already being built at the Salzgitter site, where Volkswagen is setting up a battery cell production facility together with the Swedish company Northvolt.