e-Golf*: Emission-Free Assembly Gathers Speed

Around 3,600 tons of CO2 are saved here every year – final assembly of the e-Golf* at the Gläserne Manufaktur (The Transparent Factory) has been emission-free since January 2018.

No combustion engine, exhaust, or particulate matter – does that make the e-Golf* a climate champion? But what about its production processes and the electricity it runs on? As it happens, the electric car is truly climate-friendly here too.

The e-Golf* has been manufactured at the Gläserne Manufaktur since April of 2017. Since January of 2018 power at the site has been supplied by Volkswagen Kraftwerk GmbH, which generates electricity from 100-percent renewable sources. Or more precisely, from hydroelectric sources. That means the power supply for the plant in Dresden is CO2-free, saving 3,600 tons of CO2 emissions a year. Certified by the TÜV technical inspection board, this green power helps to reduce the overall carbon footprint of the Volkswagen brand.

And what about heating? The Gläserne Manufaktur emits 400 tons of CO2 greenhouse gases a year for this purpose. In order to neutralize the effect on the climate, Volkswagen Kraftwerk GmbH works together with the South Pole Group (SPG), which is the world’s largest developer of climate protection projects. The plant’s CO2 emissions from heating are offset by climate certificates for sponsored sustainability projects in China and Brazil.

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*e-Golf: Power consumption combined 13,8 - 12,9 kWh/100 km - CO2 emissions in g/km: 0 combined - efficiency class: A+