Apr 14

Volkswagen Paris Agreement

Earlier this year, the Volkswagen Group committed to the goals of the Paris Agreement, the 200 Nations Agreement, which aims to limit global warming to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit by reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants. This is not an easy task, as most studies show that the planet has already warmed by half in recent decades. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to generalize electric vehicles emitting emissions without tailpipes, which are not only at hand for affluent buyers. Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. To achieve the targets set by the Paris climate agreement, it is necessary to reduce CO2 emissions in the transport sector. Of course, we want to take on that responsibility. To create a fleet of purely electric models, Volkswagen invests in a global approach: mobility for a future not only electrifying, but also sustainable. In 2018, the Volkswagen Group was the first car manufacturer to commit to the Paris climate agreement and now brings together all environmental measures under its “goTOzero” vision. As part of the implementation, the interim objective previously announced by the group is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light commercial vehicles by 30% of the 2015 level over the entire life cycle by 2025. Since these are climate projects that offset CO2 emissions, SBTi does not examine it. Essentially, to become climate neutral by 2050, the group will of course also work with climate change projects aimed at balancing CO2 emissions, beyond the target of a real 30% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030, which is now being reviewed by SBTi. The emissions that are inevitable during the production phase are gradually reduced and compensated until now by certified climate change projects.

This will help us achieve our goal of providing your ID.3 with a 100% neutral carbon footprint. So that you can drive without climate change during the use phase of your electric car, we offer you a wide choice of possibilities to recharge green electricity – at home, in the city and everywhere in between. By 2028, the Volkswagen Group expects to sell about 22 million electric vehicles worldwide, all brands combined, and about 70 different models are available.