A parked red ID. Crozz
A parked red ID. Crozz
A parked red ID. Crozz
A parked red ID. Crozz

Electric cars and the environment

Electric cars and the environment

Our electric cars are designed to minimise their impact on the environment. From zero tailpipe emissions to responsible recycling, see the steps we’ve taken towards sustainable mobility.

Our electric cars are designed to minimise their impact on the environment. From zero tailpipe emissions to responsible recycling, see the steps we’ve taken towards sustainable mobility.

  1. Electric cars and the environment
Illustration ID.3 parked near a lake

Climate change

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Volkswagen is developing a pure electric fleet as part of our vision to cut CO2 emissions and create a sustainable future.

Illustration of the recycling of an electric battery

Battery recycling

We have designed our batteries to have a very long life. When they are no longer required, we have sophisticated processes to reuse, remanufacture and safely recycle them.

A Passat GTE being charged

Energy storage on four wheels

We are working on smart energy management so our vehicles charge when energy from renewable sources is plentiful and can even discharge energy back to help meet short supply.

Graphic of an ID.3

The life cycle assessment of the ID.3

Every stage of a vehicle's life causes CO2 to be emitted. The life cycle assessment reveals just how much this is. On the path toward mobility with a carbon-neutral footprint we have optimised the ID.3 production process so as to save CO2.

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