Imagine if how we moved meant reaching our destination without leaving a footprint
Volkswagen, Ireland’s bestselling car brand, is leading the way to a quieter, cleaner future. And today, we are faced with perhaps the greatest challenge in the history of mobility: we are assuming responsibility for our share of carbon emissions. We want everyone to participate in this movement – by being able to choose from innovative drive systems.
Whether it's our all-new, all-electric, carbon-neutral ID.3 and ID.4 models or our broad range of Plug-in Hybrids, we will help you find your own very personal path to lower emissions. Only by doing this will we all reach our common goal. We call that journey Way to Zero. And it starts here.
The first Volkswagen delivered with a carbon-neutral balance: The all-electric ID.3
The journey starts with the all-electric ID.3 from Volkswagen. With fast charging and long ranges of up to 540 KM, you can take a first step towards electric acceleration. Bringing us all closer to a brighter, sustainable future.
The all-electric ID.3 is the first Volkswagen ever that is not just produced with a carbon-neutral balance but which is also delivered to you with a carbon-neutral balance.
For production, we rely on energy efficiency and the use of green electricity.
Emissions are avoided wherever possible. In the meantime, the share of emissions during the manufacturing phase that are unavoidable in the short term will be successively reduced and offset through certified climate projects.
As the first climate protection project, we are supporting our partner Permian Global in the Kantigan Mentaya Project in protecting 149,800 hectares of Indonesian rain forest, which absorbs large quantities of CO2.
And after delivery? We help you to drive your ID.3 with low carbon emissions over the long term. From 2021 Volkswagen will be able to offer a solution for charging with green energy.
Very diverse: our powertrain technologies
The future of mobility should be free of emissions. And not just for some, but for all. On the way to achieving this, we need diverse powertrain technologies that offer more performance in combination with reduced consumption. And which are the best possible proof that everyone can make a contribution in their own way.
The electric powertrain technology of the all-electric ID.3
An innovative drive concept for impressive performance and a completely new driving feeling.
- Carbon-neutral balance for production and delivery
- Depending on battery version, electric range (WLTP) of up to 540 km with just one charge
- Generous space thanks to modular electric drive matrix (MEB)
Start with a carbon-neutral balance with the fully-electric ID.4
As well as powering the all-new ID.3, our unique MEB platform is the innovative driving concept that powers our all-new fully-electric SUV, the ID.4.
The MEB platform not only ensures a powerful, enjoyable drive, it also allows for exceptional space within the interior, thanks to the innovative shape and placement of the battery along the base of the SUV.
You can choose either the 52 kWh battery in the ID.4 Pure or the 77 kWh battery in the ID.4 Pro depending on your driving requirements.
The plug-in hybrid drive
Dual drive for efficient driving pleasure with our eHybrids.
- Power multiplied, consumption reduced thanks to electric drive motor and TSI engine
- Efficient journeys thanks to E-MODE with electric range suitable for everyday driving
- Twice the driving pleasure as a result of performance-oriented GTE mode with Boost
A wide range of our cars are available as plug-in hybrids. Learn more about the models that are available as plug-in hybrids below:
The mild hybrid drive
A new form of efficiency with electrified TSI petrol engine: the eTSI.
- More economical journeys thanks to stored kinetic energy and coasting function
- More comfortable and agile driving feeling in almost every driving situation
- More fun when driving off thanks to powerful electric assistance
A joint effort for greater climate protection
Every step counts on the way to cleaner mobility. That is why we are working on reducing emissions throughout the entire value chain and establishing new standards for both people and the environment.
Optimising our supply chain
We also want to drive forward the use of green electricity and recycled materials in the upstream supply chain – in view of the large number of components, suppliers and sub-suppliers, this is a very complex task to which we are devoting all our energy. For example, we have stipulated that our suppliers must use green electricity when producing the battery cells.
We see offsetting carbon emissions through certified climate protection projects as an immediate measure to compensate for unavoidable emissions and as a step on the path towards a cleaner future.
Green electricity for our plants
Vehicle production also consumes energy. We are working on reducing the carbon emissions of our plants all over the world even further. Our aim is to halve the carbon emissions of the plants by 2025 (compared with 2010). We will achieve this by making even greater use of green electricity in energy-efficient sites, for example. This will allow us to move ever closer towards our goal of becoming a company with a carbon-neutral balance.