Volkswagen upping use of green electricity at its plants

Volkswagen upping use of green electricity at its plants

22.01.2020: Volkswagen brand aims to further increase external supply of plants with electricity from renewable sources Andreas Tostmann, Volkswagen Brand Board of Manageme

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”


 



Sites that produce their own power are switching to natural gas




The Volkswagen brand is making good progress towards its target of CO2-neutral production by 2050. The company has now set itself further ambitious targets for 2020 in order to expand the percentage of externally sourced energy from renewable sources at its plants.



Andreas Tostmann, Volkswagen Brand Board of Management Member for Production and Logistics, said: “We want to significantly increase the amount of green energy bought in at our plants this year from 70 to 90 per cent.” Besides that, Volkswagen is consistently focussing on natural gas for its own power generation and is switching its power plants in Wolfsburg from coal to gas.



The external supply of power at the Volkswagen brand’s 16 plants around the world* has already been switched to 70 per cent green electricity from renewable sources. The company has now resolved to increase this figure to 90 per cent inside just one year.



In addition, Volkswagen is systematically switching its in-house power generating plants to gas. The supply of power for the production operation in Wolfsburg is, for example, currently in the process of being switched by 2022 to highly efficient combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plants.



They are run in cogeneration mode: the CO2 emissions from generating electricity and heat will go down as a result by 60 per cent or around 1.5 million tonnes a year. That is equivalent to the emissions of around 870,000 cars. The first of the components required for doing this were delivered last weekend. With these power plants Volkswagen is making a long-term contribution to the stability of the national grid and power system in Germany.



*Excluding China


   

Jörn Roggenbuck

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/volkswagen-use-green-electricity-at-its-plants---202921.html

22.01.2020 / MaP

More News

Groupe PSA confirmed as one of the global leaders of the low-carbon by the CDP
21.01.2020
•    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 more >>
Toyota Motor Europe used 100% renewable electricity in all its European operations in 2019
16.01.2020
    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 more >>
The Audi Brand Experience Center at Munich Airport -Showcase of Sustainability
16.12.2019
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 more >>
Installation of a utility-scale rooftop photovoltaic system and battery energy storage system reusing EV batteries at Okazaki Plant in Japan
11.12.2019
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 more >>
Have emission standards hit the new car market?
06.12.2019
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 more >>
FPT Industrial, Iveco and Nikola launch partnership to achieve zero emissions transport
05.12.2019
• 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 more >>
BMW Group reconfirms its clear commitment to the UN Agenda 2030
02.12.2019
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. more >>
BMW Group pushes low-emission transport logistics
02.12.2019
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 more >>
One year of the Audi CO2 program: reduction potential of 1.2 tons of CO2 per car identified
02.12.2019
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 more >>
Volkswagen is making faster progress towards sustainable and efficient production
26.11.2019
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 more >>
Volkswagen to be the first company to use low-emission LNG drive for overseas car freighters from January 2020
20.11.2019
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 more >>
Groupe PSA CO2 reduction targets are scientifically certified as consistent with the Paris Climate Agreement
14.11.2019
•    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 more >>
Ten years of the Audi Environmental Foundation
08.11.2019
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)        more >>
Ford joins cross-industry initiative for a call-to-action on climate change
06.11.2019
... 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 more >>
Designers of a future worth living: Audi is sending young talents to the One Young World Summit
21.10.2019
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 more >>
Volkswagen Group on course to reduce CO2 emissions
19.10.2019
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 more >>
SEAT generates biomethane from waste
11.10.2019
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 more >>
Bentley Motors’ Headquarters and Main Plant now CO2 neutral
10.10.2019
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 more >>
Honda Secures Auto Industry’s Largest Renewable Energy Purchase
23.09.2019
... 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 more >>
New Hydrogen Milestone - Toyota and ride-pooling startup CleverShuttle travel more than 2 million emission-free km in German
23.09.2019
... 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 more >>
Audi aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 30 percent over the vehicle lifecycle by 2025
20.09.2019
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 more >>
Volkswagen invests in climate protection projects
19.09.2019
...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 more >>
Volkswagen Group Appoints Professor Ye Qi to Sustainability Advisory Council
29.08.2019
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 more >>
First UN Trade Forum set to focus on climate crisis and SDGs
15.08.2019
#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 more >>
Audi and Hydro: joint commitment to sustainable aluminum
25.07.2019
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  more >>
Volkswagen with New Corporate Mission Statement Environment "goTOzero"
10.07.2019
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 more >>
Ford Turns Plastic Bottles into Carpets to Help Recycle More Than 1 Billion Drinks Containers Every Year
27.06.2019
•    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 more >>
SEAT - Earth, air, water and fire: the elements of a sustainable factory
06.06.2019
    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 more >>
Kia Motors supports communities worldwide with 2019 ‘Green Light Volunteer Week’
05.06.2019
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. more >>
Porsche takes the step towards being CO2 neutral in Zuffenhausen
02.05.2019
Cogeneration plants running on biogas complete environmentally friendly energy mixHeat and energy produced in house: Porsche has launched two new cogeneration plants in operation in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen to thus enhance its environmentally friendl more >>
Porsche has reduced CO2 emissions by 75 percent since 2014
05.04.2019
Sustainability: sports car manufacturer making good progress Porsche is on course for success when it comes to sustainability. The sports car manufacturer has reduced th more >>
Forscher bei Flug-Biosprit vor Durchbruch
19.03.2019
Neue, nicht essbare Pflanzen dienen in Zukunft als Rohstoffe für umweltverträgliches Fliegen  Wissenschaftler testen Biosprit für Flugzeuge more >>
BMW Group first auto manufacturer to join Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative
14.03.2019
Company signals commitment to sustainable transport logistics.The BMW Group is the first automobile manufacturer worldwide to join the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI). This independent platform, launched in March 2018 by the Sustainable Ship more >>
Climate-neutral energy for Audi Hungaria
15.02.2019
- photovoltaic system on 160,000 square meters    Joint project of Audi and E.ON in Hungary: biggest rooftop photovoltaic system to be at Audi Hungaria        Approximately 9.5 gigawatt hours more >>
Audi Environmental Foundation presents awards to young researchers
06.02.2019
Future solutions for resource managementphoto caption:  Rüdiger Recknagel, Chief Executive of the Audi Environmental Foundation, (right) and Dean Michael Suda, TUMs Dean of Academic Affairs for Sustainable Resource Management, (left) congratulate th more >>
Volkswagen subsidiary Elli offers Volkswagen Naturstrom® throughout Germany with immediate effect
29.01.2019
Volkswagen Naturstrom® comes from sustainable sources.    Elli (Electric Life) supplies 100 percent CO2-free Volkswagen Naturstrom® to private households and small businesses with and without electric vehicles    TÜV-c more >>
Audi promotes EEBUS Standard for Intelligent Connection of Electric Cars and Buildings
29.01.2019
nvolvement in the EEBUS initiative for intelligent home integration of electric cars        Communication standard establishes uniform language in the Internet of Things        Standard release as part of “Plugfest E-Mobility” at Audi Brussels  more >>
Groupe PSA recognized by CPD as a leader on climate change
24.01.2019
•    Groupe PSA has been highlighted as a global leader on corporate climate action by environmental impact non-profit CDP, achieving a place on the “CDP Climate Change A List”.•    The Groupe has been recognized for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy, based on its more >>
MINI John Cooper Works and MINI John Cooper Works Convertible now also meet Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard.
19.12.2018
The top athletes of the British premium brand in the small car segment feature a petrol engine particulate filter, which is integrated into the sports exhaust system, from March 2019.The top players in the model range of more >>
2001-2021 copyright automobilsport.com