Way to Zero: Volkswagen presents roadmap for climate-neutral mobility

Way to Zero: Volkswagen presents roadmap for climate-neutral mobility.


  • Extensive package of measures aimed at accelerating the sustainable production and use of electric cars
  • The company aims to cut CO2 emissions in Europe by an average of some 17 tons per vehicle by 2030, 40 percent less than in 2018
  • Investment of 14 billion euros in decarbonization by 2025
  • Green electricity for vehicle’s use phase: Volkswagen is the first car maker to support the extensive expansion of wind farms and solar plants in Europe
  • Sustainable production: Electricity for plants in Europe and North and South America to be switched to renewables by 2030
  • Ralf Brandstätter, CEO of Volkswagen: “Volkswagen stands for sustainable e-mobility for all – from production through service life to recycling.”
Volkswagen Way to Zero

Volkswagen CEO Ralf Brandstätter at the Way to Zero Convention

At the first Way to Zero Convention, Volkswagen today gave details of its plans for decarbonizing the company and its products. The company intends to be net carbon neutral by 2050 at the latest. A new interim milestone is the targeted 40-percent reduction in CO2 emissions per vehicle in Europe by 2030 – substantially outperforming the Group target of 30 percent (baseline: 2018). As a result, an average Volkswagen would emit around 17 tons less carbon dioxide. As well as accelerating the transition to e-mobility, the production (including supply chain) and operation of electric cars is to be made net carbon neutral. Added to this is the systematic recycling of the high-voltage batteries from old electric vehicles.