Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced on August 14, 2014, further plans in its holistic approach to e-mobility at the Management Briefing Seminar, hosted by the Center for Automotive Research. Starting with the launch of the zero-tailpipe emissions 2015 e-Golf model, Volkswagen will invest in carbon reduction projects to offset emissions created from e-Golf production, distribution and up to approximately 36,000 miles of driving. Volkswagen also named SunPower as the official solar energy partner power provider. Through these innovative collaborations, Volkswagen will be one of the first high-volume manufacturers to deliver a truly holistic approach to ultra-low-carbon mobility. The 2015 e-Golf will go on sale later this year at participating dealerships in select states.
- -Volkswagen partners with 3Degrees® to purchase carbon offsets in California and around the United States to cover certain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with 2015 e-Golf models
- SunPower® selected as VW’s official solar energy partner, providing eligible e-Golf® owners the opportunity to achieve the electricity savings and power management capabilities of its high performance solar solutions
- Bosch Automotive Service Solutions® selected as VW’s preferred home-charging and installation services provider
- ChargePoint® selected to provide charging stations to VW dealer network and to provide U.S. e-Golf owners access to consumers to over 18,000 charging stations nationwide
Source: Volkswagen AG Press Department