Volkswagen and Greenpeace meet over emission reduction goal

Article by Anita Panait, on March 29, 2013

Martin Winterkorn, chairman of the executive board of Volkswagen AG, emphasized the German carmaker’s decision to cut the fuel consumption of its new vehicle fleet further than it had intended during the first top-level meeting with Brigitte Behrens, Greenpeace Chief Executive Director, on March 21, 2013.

The meeting between Winterkorn and Behrens centered on the Volkswagen Group’s climate protection efforts. Winterkorn underscored that the Volkswagen Group would achieve the emission target set by European Union legislation of an average of 95 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer by 2020. 

Winterkorn made a guarantee that Volkswagen will do everything in its power to reach the carbon dioxide emission target without any reservations. He noted that the goal could only be achieved if customers accept the carmaker’s advanced alternative powertrains.

Behrens expressed support for Volkswagen’s targets. She said that Volkswagen’s decision is in favor of climate protection and a key signal for committing to “the protection of the environment and society” as well as the series production of “climate-friendly technical solutions.” She added that Greenpeace will be in dialogue with Volkswagen, also with regards to mobility concepts for the future.

The declaration of Volkswagen to cut carbon dioxide emissions is a signal for tougher regulations in the growth markets like the United States and China. For two years, Volkswagen and Greenpeace have been holding both constructive and confrontational dialogues regarding the reduction of the carbon dioxide emissions of the entire Volkswagen fleet to an average of 95 grams by 2020.

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.

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