VW makes an important decision: it affects all plants

revolutionary soldier vw made an important decision.

And that does not only apply to a specific location, but to all the works of vw. You can find out what it is here.

VW: THAT’S what the automaker wants to change in the long run

The Volkswagen Group wants to reduce CO2 emissions from car production at its plants by 2030 more than previously forecast. As the company announced on Thursday, the corresponding emissions should drop by half compared to the 2018 level. Initially, the Wolfsburg-based company had set itself the goal of releasing 30 percent fewer greenhouse gases in its own production in the current decade.


works for vw in Germany:

  • Brunswick
  • Chemnitz
  • Dresden
  • Emden
  • Hanover
  • Kassel
  • Osnabruck
  • Salzgitter
  • wolfsburg
  • Zwickau


A similar target exists for the CO2 footprint per vehicle over the entire life cycle. At the presentation of the new corporate strategy in the middle of last year, CEO Herbert Diess issued the plan to also reduce the average value by 30 percent compared to 2018. Externally sourced electricity for factories in the countries of the EU must come entirely from renewable sources by 2023.

VW has adjusted climate standards several times

However, for some critics, the efforts do not go far enough. Management counters, for example, that the required definition of a general phase-out date for combustion vehicles does not sit well with specific demand in markets with few electric cars. However, several brands in the group want to end the development and sale of completely new platforms and models for pure gasoline or diesel engines.


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By 2030, half of the total range should have switched to battery cars. By 2040, the world’s second-largest car company after Toyota wants to create a nearly 100 percent share of all new vehicles in major markets that are climate neutral on the balance sheet. The goal is to achieve a fully balanced CO2 balance by 2050 at the latest. In recent years, the group of companies is estimated to have been responsible for at least 1 percent of all global greenhouse gas emissions.

The “Science Based Targets” initiative advises VW on projects

Like many other companies, VW follows the advice of the “Science-Based Targets” initiative. It evaluates the climate neutrality plans in the medium term.

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According to the group, outside experts believe the measures are adequate to contribute to the goal of limiting global warming to a maximum of 1.5 degrees. (dpa/jko)


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