Θυμάσαι όλες αυτές τις διαμαρτυρίες αλλά και τα video της Greenpeace κατά της “κακιάς” Volkswagen, αφού οι ακτιβιστές της, θεωρούσαν ότι η VW μολύνει και καταστρέφει το πλανήτη μας με τα αυτοκίνητά της; Ε, ξέχασε τα, αφού όλα αυτά ανήκουν στο παρελθόν.
Η Volkswagen μαζί με την Greenpeace εξέδωσαν από κοινού δελτίο τύπου στο οποίο υπογραμμίζουν τα αυστηρά όρια εκπομπών CO2 των νέων αυτοκινήτων. Το VW Group αρχές του Μάρτη ανακοίνωσε την απόφασή της να μειώσει τη κατανάλωση και τις εκπομπές CO2 των μελλοντικών της αυτοκινήτων, στα 95 γρ/χλμ κατά μέσο όρο έως το 2020.
Την απόφαση αυτή χαιρέτισε η CEO της Greenpeace, Brigitte Behren η οποία δήλωσε ότι η απόφαση αυτή είναι υπέρ της προστασίας του περιβάλλοντος.
Volkswagen and Greenpeace underline strict CO2 limits for new cars
Joint declaration on emissions goal of 95 grams
Wolfsburg, 25 March 2013 – At the beginning of the Geneva Motor Show on March 4, 2013, the Volkswagen Group announced for the first time its far-reaching decision to reduce the fuel consumption of its new vehicle fleet to a greater extent than had previously been intended. This decision was underscored by Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Executive Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, during the first top-level meeting with Greenpeace Chief Executive Director Brigitte Behrens in Hanover on March 21, 2013.
The meeting focused on a discussion of the Volkswagen Group’s climate protection efforts. Winterkorn underlined that the Volkswagen Group would reach the emission target set by EU legislation of an average of 95 grams of carbon dioxide (CO2) per kilometer by 2020. “I guarantee that we will do everything in our power to reach carbon dioxide emissions of 95 grams without any reservations. However, this will only be possible if customers accept our advanced alternative powertrains. This is of course our objective.”
Greenpeace Chief Executive Director Brigitte Behrens supports the targets set by Volkswagen. “This is a decision in favor of climate protection and a key signal for committing to the protection of the environment and society and the series production of climate-friendly technical solutions. We will remain in dialogue with Volkswagen, also as regards mobility concepts for the future.” The declaration of Volkswagen is also a signal for stricter exhaust emission regulations in the growth markets of the USA and China.
For two years, Volkswagen and Greenpeace have been engaging in a constructive and in some cases also confrontational dialog concerning the reduction of the CO2 emissions of the entire Volkswagen fleet to an average of 95 grams by 2020. In connection with this calculation, criticisms have been raised, especially as regards “supercredits”, which allow manufacturers to count electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles as low-emission vehicles several times over. Independently from each other, Volkswagen and Greenpeace are convinced that the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions in road traffic is a key factor in climate protection.
Volkswagen and the independent environmental protection organization will continue constructive dialogue about further environmental targets to be adopted by the Group and how they are to be achieved.