At the first Way to Zero Convention, Volkswagen today gave details of its plans for decarbonizing the company and its products.
The company intends to be net carbon neutral by 2050 at the latest.
A new interim milestone is the targeted 40-percent reduction in CO2 emissions per vehicle in Europe by 2030 – substantially outperforming the Group target of 30 percent (baseline: 2018).
As a result, an average Volkswagen would emit around 17 tons less carbon dioxide.
As well as accelerating the transition to e-mobility, the production (including supply chain) and operation of electric cars is to be made net carbon neutral.
Added to this is the systematic recycling of the high-voltage batteries from old electric vehicles.