Volkswagen’s first mass-market electric vehicle is set to launch later in 2019. In addition to the new car’s electric credentials, the company has focused production for the new VW ID. series on avoiding and reducing CO2 emissions. 

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The battery cells will be produced in Europe, and the energy will come from green power sources. Meanwhile, the ID plant in Zwickau is already using externally produced power from renewable sources, says the company.

 
Volkswagen will ask its suppliers to sharpen their own green credentials by switching to renewable energy sources and materials. Any unavoidable emissions in the ID. manufacturing process are offset by investments in certified climate projectsAs a result, says the company, the first ID vehicle, the ID.1, will be manufactured as CO2 neutral right from the start.
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The compact ID.1 is the first of what will be a range of electric vehicles from Volkswagen designed to appeal to mass-market buyers, who may be looking for their first electric vehicle. It will be followed by an SUV, a crossover and a sedan as part of a €9 billion investment in e-mobility by 2023.

Volkswagen has also been investing in green power grids under the brand name Elli to help boost infrastructure for its electric vehicles.