Planned product measures
The Volkswagen Group’s goal is to offer consistently efficient and carbon-optimized mobility, based on both conventional and alternative drive technologies, so as to live up to its responsibilities with respect to sustainability. Given the increasingly strict exhaust and emission standards and the fact that vehicle taxation is becoming more and more CO2-dependent, vehicle CO2 emissions play an important role in vehicle purchases. Volkswagen is therefore continuing to focus in depth on developing ever more efficient drive technologies, thus extending its solid position in the area of innovative environmentally friendly mobility.
We will continue to drive forward the issues of downsizing and zero emissions in our products in the coming years. Downsizing increases material and energy efficiency by reducing drivetrain sizes while retaining their original performance. We are expanding our e-mobility operations – in the form of both hybrids and purely electric drives – on the basis of our in-depth research. Where alternative fuels are concerned, the Volkswagen Group is focusing on environmentally friendly natural gas drive systems. The MQB can be used to introduce this technology into vehicles spanning different brands and classes. Our current and future projects are improving the Volkswagen Group’s environmental footprint on an ongoing basis.
The Volkswagen Group’s many different concepts underscore its brands’ high level of development and diversification expertise.
The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand has consolidated its holistic ecological sustainability policy in its “Think Blue.” concept. This not only combines innovative technology and solutions such as the BlueMotion technologies, but also offers customers recommendations for reducing emissions and consumption, such as tips and training on how to save fuel. In addition, our BlueMotion models are setting standards for consumption and emission reductions through their efficiency technologies such as start-stop systems, brake energy recuperation and aerodynamic and tire rolling resistance optimization. Other Group brands such as ŠKODA’s GreenLine model range and SEAT’s ECOMOTIVE models also make use of this technology. Audi offers its own ultra-high efficiency models.