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Volkswagen Raises EV Sales Target 50%

Sunday 17 February 2019 03:48 PM


The first ID-branded electric car from Volkswagen is due to roll off the assembly line in Zwickau, Germany, later this year. In an effort to burnish its corporate image and extinguish the stain of its diesel cheating scandal, the company says production of cars and battery packs at that factory will be carbon neutral, using renewable energy whenever and wherever possible. It says doing so will eliminate more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide annually from its manufacturing operations.
“Climate change is the greatest challenge of our times,” Thomas Ulbrich, who oversees electric vehicles for Volkswagen, said in a statement this week. “Truly sustainable mobility is feasible if we all want it and we all work on it.” The company says if there is not enough renewable energy to meet its goal, it will invest in renewable energy projects.