Volkswagen and Greenpeace have now come face to face to have a dialog and ensure that all new vehicles uphold firm CO2 emission restrictions. On March 4, 2013 at the opening of the Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen Group stated that their new fleet of vehicles will strictly adhere to an enhanced reduction of fuel consumption. This decision was highlighted by Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of Executive Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, in a meeting with Brigitte Behrens, Greenpeace Chief Executive Director, which was held in Hanover on March 21, 2013.
Volkswagen Group has also announced their emission targets set by EU legislation restricting this to an average of 95 gms/km that they endeavor to achieve by the year 2020. This would be feasible with advanced alternative powertrain options being offered to customers.
Volkswagen and Greenpeace have been in collaboration for reduced auto emissions to the entire VW fleet since the past two years which they feel will play a major role in climate protection in the long run.
Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Executive Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft said, “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.”
Brigitte Behrens, Greenpeace Chief Executive Director said, “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.”