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Sustainability

Sustainability

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.

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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. 
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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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