Volkswagen ID to reduce more than 1mn tonnes of CO2 in supply chain and manufacturing process

Sustainability

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Volkswagen ID to reduce more than 1mn tonnes of CO2 in supply chain and manufacturing process

Sustainability

Supply chain management / Sustainability 314 Views

Volkswagen has unveiled its latest electric car, one that will reduce more than 1mn tonnes of Co2 per year right through the supply value chain.

The Volkswagen ID has been hailed as a “pioneer of sustainable mobility” and the company has noted that the manufacturing phase alone will save more than 1mn tonnes of Co2 per year. The new car will head into production at the company’s Zwickau production plan in late 2019 and will represent a comprehensive decarbonisation programme that will see similar sustainable measures for its other models. Volkswagen will look to offer more than 20 fully electric models by 2025.

“Climate change is the greatest challenge of our times,” said Thomas Ulbrich, the Board Member responsible for e-mobility at the Volkswagen brand. “As the world’s largest car manufacturer, Volkswagen is assuming responsibility: The new ID. will be the Group’s first climate-neutrally produced electric car. To ensure that it remains emission free during its life cycle, we are working on many different ways to use green power. Truly sustainable mobility is feasible if we all want it and we all work on it.” ....

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