Published on April 8th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


VW Group Is Responsible For More Than 2% Of Global Emissions

Volkswagen’s big boss, Herbert Diess has justadmitted that the VW Group was responsible for at least 1% of CO2 emissionsworldwide. This is true only for cars.

However, if we were to add the emissionsfrom trucks and busses from VW Group’s commercial vehicles brand MAN, Scaniaand Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus (in case you did not know this, MAN andScania belong to VW), the figure climbs to 2% for 100 million vehicles incirculation according to Michael Jost, the chief strategist of the manufacturer.

He explained recently in and interview withthe German newspaper Wirtschaftswoche. This corresponds roughly to emissionsfrom all over Germany (2.1% according to the Global Carbon Project 2016), whichrelates to a figures of 800 million tonnes of CO2 per year.

Volkswagen, like all other manufacturers,will have to reduce its emissions, in particular to avoid fines from theEuropean Union from 2020, which is set at €95 per gram above 95 g CO2/km, percar.

There will also be the stage of the Euro 7standard, in 2023. But Michael Jost does not hide the fact that the technicalsolutions to achieve it will increase the price of cars from 2000 to 3000 €. Inparallel, the manufacturer will strengthen its electrical offer.

VW Group is already working on having atotal of 70 fully electric vehicles ready for sale, scheduled for globalrelease by 2028. The group hopes to drastically reduce its emissions by sellingat least 20 million electric vehicles. With the hope that by 2050 the VW Groupwill no longer be releasing any CO2 globally, even for the commercial vehiclevan, trucks and busses.

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