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.

VW Way to zero

Way to zero

We are committed to becoming a carbon-neutral company by 2050. Click below to discover the innovative new technology and practices we are using to achieve our goal. 

Discover the Way to Zero
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Brake energy recuperation

When electric vehicles brake, the battery is recharged. This is just one way in which your ID.3 uses energy sustainably, to make it smarter and more efficient.

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Learn more about sustainability

Take a look at our dedicated sustainability page and learn the ways we are using improving recycling solutions, energy storage, tailpipe emissions, and more as we strive to become a carbon-neutral company.

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Raw material recovery through recycling: what happens to the ID. battery?

Electric mobility makes locally CO2-free driving possible. However, it only becomes more sustainable overall if it also relies on sustainable solutions in battery production.

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Our Environmental Policy Statement

Our electric vision

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Our electric vision

Volkswagen’s future is electric. We’re committed to developing cars and technologies that open up the possibilities of electric driving to all. Making the switch to electric not only benefits the environment, it could also help you save money and discover a new and exciting way to drive.

Electric pedigree

The development of our revolutionary ID. range didn’t happen overnight. Our electric history first started in 1970. Let us take you back to the start of our journey towards a more sustainable future.

Leading the way

Our goal isn’t just to sell electric cars. We are designing a range of vehicles with high performance, that go further and put efficiency at the heart of their design.

Next steps

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Our pure electric cars

Next steps

Important information :

Lithium-ion batteries, of the type used in most electric vehicles (including Volkswagen electric vehicles) have a restricted lifespan. Battery capacity will reduce over time, with use and charging. Reduction in battery capacity will affect the performance of the vehicle, including the range achievable, and is one of a number of factors that may impact resale value. New vehicle performance figures (including battery capacity and range) may be provided for the purposes of comparison between vehicles. You should not rely on new vehicle performance figures (including battery capacity and range), in relation to used vehicles with older batteries, as they will not reflect used vehicle performance in the real world. For further information on battery degradation/preservation and the Volkswagen 8 year/100,00 mile new car battery warranty, please see here. Exclusions and Warranty Terms Apply.

^If you are selecting a Volkswagen ID.3, ID.4, ID.5 or ID.7 then prices shown are the MDP (Manufacturer's Direct Price).  This is the price set by Volkswagen which you pay for the vehicle.  Volkswagen ID vehicles are sold by Volkswagen UK, a trading division of Volkswagen Group United Kingdom Limited (please note that you will need to visit an authorised Volkswagen Retailer (acting as agent for Volkswagen UK) to order, purchase and take delivery of your Volkswagen ID vehicle).  The MDP includes delivery to an authorised Volkswagen Retailer (acting as agent for Volkswagen UK), number plates, new vehicle registration fee, the first year's Vehicle Excise Duty and VAT (calculated at 20%).  You can find out more about the Volkswagen model for selling ID vehicles by clicking https://www.volkswagen.co.uk/en/legal/mdp-explained.html.

If you are selecting any other Volkswagen vehicle (excluding the Volkswagen ID.3, ID.4, ID.5 and ID.7) then prices listed are Manufacturer’s ‘On the road’ Recommended Retail Price. Actual prices are set by Volkswagen authorised retailers in their sole discretion – always obtain these prices from your chosen Volkswagen Retailer.  Recommended On-The-Road (OTR) retail prices include: delivery charge, number plates, new vehicle registration fee, the first year's Vehicle Excise Duty and VAT (calculated at 20%). 

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information above. Prices are taken from the Volkswagen website - this website contains a large number of products and it is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the products listed may be incorrectly priced. Volkswagen may change prices at any time (this includes where there are government changes in regulation and/or legislation). There may be a delay to any price displaying correctly on our materials and it is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some vehicles may be incorrectly priced. Always check prices with your local retailer.

For fuel consumption and CO2 information for vehicles, view values in the configurator.

Please be advised we may not be able to provide valuations for vehicles which are outside certain age or mileage ranges, specialist or customised, or not registered in the UK. The actual sale price is dependent on a number of additional factors, which you can discuss further with your retailer. T&Cs will apply.