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Top Story: Touareg V8 TDI with extra-low NOx emissions tested by Emission Analytics -75 per cent below Euro 6 limit

 Touareg V8 TDI1: Volkswagen brand’s flagship diesel model far below Euro 6 limit (80 mg/km) with outstanding NOx values between 10 and 20 mg/km   Real Driving Emissions2 (RDE) test procedure: Touareg V8 TDI NOx values determined in road traffic by independent test and data specialists Volkswagen has launched a new range of very clean diesel engines (TDI) on the market. The TDI engines are characterised by extremely low nitrogen oxide emissions (NOx) and thus come in far bel mehr >>

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Touareg V8 TDI with extra-low NOx emissions tested by Emission Analytics -75 per cent below Euro 6 limit 02.04.2020

Environmental news: Touareg V8 TDI with extra-low NOx emissions tested by Emission Analytics -75 per cent below Euro 6 limit

 Touareg V8 TDI1: Volkswagen brand’s flagship diesel model far below Euro 6 limit (80 mg/km) with outstanding NOx values between 10 and 20 mg/km   Real Driving Emissions2 (RDE) test procedure: Touareg V8 TDI NOx values determined in road traffic by independent test and data specialists mehr >>

SKODA G-TEC models “make an important, additional contribution to reducing CO2 emissions” 17.03.2020

Environmental news: SKODA G-TEC models “make an important, additional contribution to reducing CO2 emissions”

  › Interview with CNG expert and Head of ŠKODA SUV Product Marketing Philip Paul on the benefits and special characteristics of CNG (compressed natural gas) engines› ŠKODA currently offers G-TEC versions of the SCALA and K mehr >>

Automatic emission-free city driving: Green light for BMW eDrive Zones in nearly 80 cities across Europe. 16.03.2020

Environmental news: Automatic emission-free city driving: Green light for BMW eDrive Zones in nearly 80 cities across Europe.

Independent switchover to purely electric operating mode when entering designates city areas, e.g. low emission zones - Technology innovation as a contribution to improving life quality in almost 80 European cities - Digital service now available in various BMW plug-in hybrid models. mehr >>

Sun-power for Hyundai's Parts Distribution Centre in Germiston 06.03.2020

Environmental news: Sun-power for Hyundai's Parts Distribution Centre in Germiston

Hyundai Automotive South Africa has installed a solar energy system at its Parts Distribution Centre which reduces its carbon footprint and its dependency on municipal power, and thus also minimise exposure to load shedding.The solar photovolt mehr >>

EPP Group reacts to new Climate Law 04.03.2020

Environmental news: EPP Group reacts to new Climate Law

  The EPP Group says it fully supports moves towards climate neutrality by 2050. The target is outlined in the new Climate Law. However, the Group is warning that cutting emissions by up to 55% by 2030 will need further analysis. mehr >>

Ford and Cheetah Metapopulation Project 04.03.2020

Environmental news: Ford and Cheetah Metapopulation Project

Ford Celebrates Cheetah Metapopulation Project on World Wildlife Day    There are only 7,100 wild Cheetahs left worldwide    Human-mediated gene flow by conservationists ensures gene mehr >>

New sustainability-focused initiatives and achievement of major operational milestones further strengthen FCA's investment plan for its Turin manufacturing hub 18.02.2020

Environmental news: New sustainability-focused initiatives and achievement of major operational milestones further strengthen FCA's investment plan for its Turin manufacturing hub

FCA is to install Solar Power Production Units at its Mirafiori complex, consisting of photovoltaic panels covering 150,000 square meters capable of producing 15 MW of electricity. This will contribute to a more than 5 kt reduction in CO2 emissions and supply sustainable energy to charge the electric models manufactured on site. mehr >>

Audi Environmental Foundation honors young thinker for Master’s thesis on handling climate change 29.01.2020

Environmental news: Audi Environmental Foundation honors young thinker for Master’s thesis on handling climate change

Rüdiger Recknagel, Chief Executive of the Audi Environmental Foundation, (right) and Dean Klaus Richter, TUMs Dean of Academic Affairs for Sustainable Resource Management, (left) congratulate the winner Dayana Ramirez Gutierrez.    Study on the involvement of various interest groups in fighting climate change in Europe’s mountainous regions w mehr >>

27.01.2020

Environmental news: Volkswagen Group and Microsoft expand partnership - Social responsibility

 Focus on sustainability, digital education and employee engagement  First joint projects: digitization and reduction of CO2 emissions The Volkswagen Group and Microsoft Germany have agreed to work together on long-term sustainability and social initiatives. The aim is to promote and jointly implement projects in t mehr >>

170,000 tons of CO2 saved: Carbon Fund strengthens climate protection 24.01.2020

Environmental news: 170,000 tons of CO2 saved: Carbon Fund strengthens climate protection

In the paint shop, a load-dependent volume flow control saves electricity and often natural gas and reduces CO2 emissions.  Volkswagen Group launched new CO2 fund in February 2019  25 million Euros annually for internal climate protec mehr >>

Volkswagen upping use of green electricity at its plants 22.01.2020

Environmental news: Volkswagen upping use of green electricity at its plants

Volkswagen brand aims to further increase external supply of plants with electricity from renewable sources Andreas Tostmann, Volkswagen Brand Board of Management Member for Production: “We want to increase use of eco-electricity at our plants this year from 70 to 90 per cent”   mehr >>

Groupe PSA confirmed as one of the global leaders of the low-carbon by the CDP 21.01.2020

Environmental news: Groupe PSA confirmed as one of the global leaders of the low-carbon by the CDP

•    Groupe PSA remains listed on CDP’s “Climate Change A-List”.•    The Group is distinguished for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy, based on its 2019 disclosure to CDP.•    Groupe PSA was included in CDP’s &ldquo mehr >>

16.01.2020

Environmental news: Toyota Motor Europe used 100% renewable electricity in all its European operations in 2019

    100% renewable electricity in all European operations for the total annual use from 1st of January 2019    Covering 100% of the European Toyota network, including 9 manufacturing plants, 29 distributors, 4 offices, 1 R&D centre and 21 logistic hubs    1 year ahead of the internal target for ma mehr >>

The Audi Brand Experience Center at Munich Airport -Showcase of Sustainability 16.12.2019

Environmental news: The Audi Brand Experience Center at Munich Airport -Showcase of Sustainability

Holistic energy concept based on geothermics        1,650 solar cells generate electricity for one of Europe’s biggest charging parks        Horst Hanschur, head of Retail Business Development & Customer Services: “Inspiration for our international sales network and guests from all over mehr >>

Installation of a utility-scale rooftop photovoltaic system and battery energy storage system reusing EV batteries at Okazaki Plant in Japan 11.12.2019

Environmental news: Installation of a utility-scale rooftop photovoltaic system and battery energy storage system reusing EV batteries at Okazaki Plant in Japan

In collaboration with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation Power Ltd.Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced today its decision to introduce an energy solution service provided by Mitsubi mehr >>

06.12.2019

Environmental news: Have emission standards hit the new car market?

With 2020 just around the corner, the future of the UK new car market looks bleak amidst economic and political uncertainty. The latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) shows the new car market continued to decline with new registrations down 1.3% year-on-year.GlobalData’s Motor Finance journalist Athena mehr >>

FPT Industrial, Iveco and Nikola launch partnership to achieve zero emissions transport 05.12.2019

Environmental news: FPT Industrial, Iveco and Nikola launch partnership to achieve zero emissions transport

• FPT Industrial, IVECO, and NIKOLA held a joint event for the European press and industry stakeholders in Turin to present the scope of their partnership and its aggressive goal of achieving zero emissions• The joint venture unveiled the NIKOLA TRE – just three months after the announcement of the partnership mehr >>

BMW Group reconfirms its clear commitment to the UN Agenda 2030 02.12.2019

Environmental news: BMW Group reconfirms its clear commitment to the UN Agenda 2030

The announcement that the BMW Group has joined the Getting to Zero Coalition in advance of COP 25, taking place from 2 to 13 December in Madrid, is no coincidence. The United Nations Climate Change Conferences and the BMW Group’s activities are linked by a long history of close collaboration. mehr >>

BMW Group pushes low-emission transport logistics 02.12.2019

Environmental news: BMW Group pushes low-emission transport logistics

BMW Group joins “Getting to Zero Coalition” ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The objective: decarbonisation of international maritime shipping.The BMW Group has expanded its commitment towards making transport logistics mehr >>

One year of the Audi CO2 program: reduction potential of 1.2 tons of CO2 per car identified 02.12.2019

Environmental news: One year of the Audi CO2 program: reduction potential of 1.2 tons of CO2 per car identified

In 2018, Audi saved around 90,000 tonnes of CO2 on balance by the aluminum closed loop at the Neckarsulm site.    50 measures worked out with suppliers in 30 workshops: successful first year for the “CO2 Program” at Audi Procuremen mehr >>

Volkswagen is making faster progress towards sustainable and efficient production 26.11.2019

Environmental news: Volkswagen is making faster progress towards sustainable and efficient production

Today, the production of each vehicle is 37 per cent more environmental compatible than in 2010  2019 performance measures amount to an estimated one billion euros     Productivity is expected to increase six per cent  Blume, Member of the Group Board of Management: "We are making faster progress in sust mehr >>

Volkswagen to be the first company to use low-emission LNG drive for overseas car freighters from January 2020 20.11.2019

Environmental news: Volkswagen to be the first company to use low-emission LNG drive for overseas car freighters from January 2020

Naming oft he LNG car freighter SIEM CONFUCIUS by Christiane Eckert, Head of Strategy and Environmental within Group production.  Two liquefied natural gas car freighters from Siem Car Carriers AS were launched in Xiamen, China.  From Janua mehr >>

14.11.2019

Environmental news: Groupe PSA CO2 reduction targets are scientifically certified as consistent with the Paris Climate Agreement

•    In line with its commitment to tackle climate change, Groupe PSA paves its way to carbon neutrality by having its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) Steering Committee.•    Validated targets echo the unconditional necessity to limit global warming to 2°C above mehr >>

Ten years of the Audi Environmental Foundation 08.11.2019

Environmental news: Ten years of the Audi Environmental Foundation

How do we shape a future worth living?    Lecture and discussion evening with research diver Robert Marc Lehmann, Santa Meyer-Nandi (FindingSustainia) and Felix Finkbeiner (Plant-for-the-Planet)        mehr >>

Ford joins cross-industry initiative for a call-to-action on climate change 06.11.2019

Environmental news: Ford joins cross-industry initiative for a call-to-action on climate change

... and fostering a sustainable Europe by 2030    Ford of Europe joins the call for businesses, governments and organisations to work together to develop a Sustainable Europe 2030 strategy mehr >>

Designers of a future worth living: Audi is sending young talents to the One Young World Summit 21.10.2019

Environmental news: Designers of a future worth living: Audi is sending young talents to the One Young World Summit

AUDI AG and the Audi Environmental Foundation are sending 26 employees and scholarship holders to the One Young World Summit in London        Focus on climate protection, education and social projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals        Rüdiger Recknagel, Managing Director of mehr >>

Volkswagen Group on course to reduce CO2 emissions 19.10.2019

Environmental news: Volkswagen Group on course to reduce CO2 emissions

Voluntary commitment of the Volkswagen Group to reach net CO2 neutrality by 2050  Start of production of the net CO2-neutral Volkswagen ID.31 in November 2019  Concrete targets for reducing fleet consumption from 2020 mehr >>

SEAT generates biomethane from waste 11.10.2019

Environmental news: SEAT generates biomethane from waste

The company will test the biofuel obtained from municipal landfills in its vehicles  The project runs until 2023 and is funded by the EU with a total budget of 4.3 million euros  As part of the decarbonisation of the Volkswagen Group, SEAT is researching the possible uses of biomethane as an alternative fuel mehr >>

Bentley Motors’ Headquarters and Main Plant now CO2 neutral 10.10.2019

Environmental news: Bentley Motors’ Headquarters and Main Plant now CO2 neutral

Main Plant of Bentley Motors with Solar Modules at Crewe, England.  Headquarters and main plant in Crewe, England, certified by Carbon Trust to PAS 2060 Carbon neutral standard at the beginning of October  El mehr >>

Honda Secures Auto Industry’s Largest Renewable Energy Purchase 23.09.2019

Environmental news: Honda Secures Auto Industry’s Largest Renewable Energy Purchase

... Resulting in 60% Reduction in CO2 Emissions from its North American Manufacturing Operations     Two Virtual Power Purchase Agreements (VPPAs) will secure 320 megawatts (MW) of wind and solar power totaling over 1 million megawatt-hours (MWh) of renewable electricity annually    Innovative "collar" structur mehr >>

New Hydrogen Milestone - Toyota and ride-pooling startup CleverShuttle travel more than 2 million emission-free km in German 23.09.2019

Environmental news: New Hydrogen Milestone - Toyota and ride-pooling startup CleverShuttle travel more than 2 million emission-free km in German

... with the Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan Mirai    Hydrogen ride-pooling service was kicked-off in September 2017    Deployment in Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart (Germany)    World’s most heavily used hydrogen fleet mehr >>

Audi aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 30 percent over the vehicle lifecycle by 2025 20.09.2019

Environmental news: Audi aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 30 percent over the vehicle lifecycle by 2025

Package of measures covers the entire value chain        Bram Schot, Audi CEO: “We recognize a responsibility for our cars over their lifecycles”  Audi and the Volkswagen Group are among the first au mehr >>

Volkswagen invests in climate protection projects 19.09.2019

Environmental news: Volkswagen invests in climate protection projects

...to compensate for unavoidable CO2 emissions  Projects are certified according to highest international standards          First project compensates unavoidable CO2 emissions from the ID.31 electr mehr >>

Volkswagen Group Appoints Professor Ye Qi to Sustainability Advisory Council 29.08.2019

Environmental news: Volkswagen Group Appoints Professor Ye Qi to Sustainability Advisory Council

Ye Qi, professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, is new member of the Independent Advisory Council     Proven expertise in environmental governance, environmental policy and urb mehr >>

First UN Trade Forum set to focus on climate crisis and SDGs 15.08.2019

Environmental news: First UN Trade Forum set to focus on climate crisis and SDGs

#UNTradeForum (9 - 13 September 2019)WHO: Prime Ministers of Barbados, Saint Lucia and Vanuatu, ministers and senior government officialsHeads of UNCTAD, UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Dev mehr >>

Audi and Hydro: joint commitment to sustainable aluminum 25.07.2019

Environmental news: Audi and Hydro: joint commitment to sustainable aluminum

Hydro supplies sustainable, ASI-certified aluminum to Audi        Compliance with environmental and social standards in entire chain of custody        Use in the battery housing of the Audi e-tron* electric SUV  mehr >>

Volkswagen with New Corporate Mission Statement Environment "goTOzero" 10.07.2019

Environmental news: Volkswagen with New Corporate Mission Statement Environment "goTOzero"

The Volkswagen Group is bundling all its measures in environmental protection under the new "goTOzero" environmental mission statement. Oliver Blume, Member of the Group Board of Management responsible for environmental protection, says: "With the new Group Envi mehr >>

Ford Turns Plastic Bottles into Carpets to Help Recycle More Than 1 Billion Drinks Containers Every Year 27.06.2019

Environmental news: Ford Turns Plastic Bottles into Carpets to Help Recycle More Than 1 Billion Drinks Containers Every Year

•    Every Ford EcoSport SUV is fitted with carpets made from hundreds of plastic bottles•    In six years, the bottles used would stretch more than twice around the world•    Every year, Ford's use of recycled plastics globally prevents 1.2 billion bottles being dumped mehr >>

SEAT - Earth, air, water and fire: the elements of a sustainable factory 06.06.2019

Environmental news: SEAT - Earth, air, water and fire: the elements of a sustainable factory

    SEAT has reduced its environmental impact by 34% since 2010 and aims to achieve 50% by 2025    Pavement that reduces pollution, efficient chimneys or the largest solar plant of Europe's automotive industry are just some of the projects    Reducing polluting emission and waste even more is on the horizon mehr >>

Kia Motors supports communities worldwide with 2019 ‘Green Light Volunteer Week’ 05.06.2019

Environmental news: Kia Motors supports communities worldwide with 2019 ‘Green Light Volunteer Week’

Kia Motors Corporation has carried out a series of volunteer activities across the globe to mark the fifth anniversary of its ‘Green Light Project’ corporate social responsibility program. Over the course of 11 days, nearly a thousand Kia employees took part in ‘Green Light Volunteer Week’, providing valuable community services addressing local issues in various regions. mehr >>

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