Volkswagen is investing in increasing energy efficiency and lowering emissions at its factories. The goal of the Zero Impact Factory programme is to cut CO2 emissions per vehicle in production by 50 percent by 2025 as compared to 2015. A good example is offered by the Zwickau factory, where the ID.3 and ID.4 are the first members of the Volkswagen ID. family to roll off the production line and be delivered to customers with a carbon neutral footprint. The principle: Avoiding energy consumption, using renewable energy and offsetting any unavoidable emissions – for example with certified climate change mitigation projects.
Clean car construction Less CO2 in production and the supply chain
The second main pillar on the Way to Zero is carbon reduction in the supply chains and production. The goal for 2030 is to have just about all the external energy supply required by Volkswagen’s global production factories to come from renewable sources. The decarbonisation of production also incorporates suppliers. Supply chains and production make up around 48% of an electric vehicle’s carbon footprint.