Volkswagen investing in climate protection projects to compensate for unavoidable CO2 emissions

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Volkswagen is investing in climate protection projects to compensate for unavoidable CO 2. The first project, Katingan Mentaya , a forest protection project on the Indonesian island of Borneo, compensates for the currently still unavoidable CO 2 emissions from the supply chain, production and delivery of the new Volkswagen e-vehicle ID.3, In addition, climate protection projects for the factory locations of the Group will be prepared or expanded in further course.

CESifo: EVs not the best option for reduction in on-road CO2 in Germany given power mix

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Unfortunately, due to our grid situation, electric cars are still too early for this strategic goal in the sense of German climate protection efforts. Over the long term, hydrogen-methane technology offers a further advantage: it allows surplus wind and solar power generated during peaks to be stored, and these surpluses will see a sharp increase as the share of this renewable energy grows.

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NExBTL Pilot Test Shows Lower NOx and CO2 Emissions with Renewable Diesel

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Initial results from a joint pilot test of 14 series-produced Mercedes-Benz trucks and buses running NExBTL renewable diesel (hydrotreated vegetable oil, HVO) since mid-2008 show a reduction in NO x emissions of up to 15%, and in CO 2 emissions of more than 60% compared to fossil fuels. In addition, Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG has four Mercedes-Benz Citaro city buses on the road, which all run on NExBTL renewable diesel.

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BMW outlines iFACTORY production strategy; transformation to e-mobility; Plant Debrecen first CO2-free plant

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By 2030 we aim to reduce CO2 emissions from production by 80 percent compared to 2019, — Milan Nedeljkovi?. The remainder will be covered by 100% renewables, the vast majority of which will come from regional sources.

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Tesla Model Y converted into green hydrogen car to show “Hyper Hybrid” innovations

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But while the idea to produce a climate-friendly car is admirable, the vehicle Germany used for the project was quite questionable. “Climate protection can only succeed with green hydrogen. CO2 will continue to be produced.

Volkswagen brand intends to almost halve environmental impact of production by 2025 vs. 2010 baseline

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Eight international locations have taken 100% of their power requirements from renewable sources since the start of the program. It will be basing its targets more closely on the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. This corresponded to 40 percent for the global climate protection factors CO2 and energy, and 60 percent for the local environmental protection factors of water consumption, waste production and solvent emissions.

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