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Way to Zero

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. image

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.

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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)

The new ID.4 As versatile as an SUV - As sustainable as an ID.​


The new ID.4 combines the best of two worlds: the versatility of a modern SUV and the sustainable performance of an electric vehicle. For all those who want it all. Without any compromises.

Start with a carbon-neutral balance

We have announced that we will be handing you the ID.4 CO2-neutral. So that you have a neutral CO2 balance right from the start, we first of all reduce and avoid CO2 in production with the help of various measures that are implemented. This includes, for example, the use of green electricity both in battery cell production and in the Zwickau plant, where the ID.4 is built. Unavoidable CO2 emissions from manufacture to delivery to the customer, are determined with the help of the specific life cycle assessment, we finally offset them with certified climate protection projects.

Electromobility also offers the great opportunity to reduce CO2 emissions to almost zero, even in the usage phase: through targeted charging with green electricity. So climate protection is also in your hands!

The plug-in hybrid drive - The Passat GTE Hybrid ​ ​ image
The plug-in hybrid drive - The Passat GTE Hybrid ​ ​

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
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The mild hybrid drive - The Golf GTE

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
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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.

Sustainable connectivity 

Sustainable mobility concepts: no traffic jams, less environmental pollution

Mobility: One module. Many models.

Technology & development: Sustainable charging at home and on the go