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Volkswagen Group (VW Group) announced that the Aurangabad facility has now switched to 100 percent ‘green’ energy. Although the initial goal was to achieve this by 2025, it has exceeded its targets. The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) issued the facility its Green Energy Certificate.
Piyush Arora is the CEO and Managing Director of Skoda Automotive Volkswagen India Private Limited. He stated that “goTOzero” is not just a roadmap to effective climate protection but also a strategic initiative towards sustainable mobility. We adopt a holistic approach towards decarbonisation, from production through service life and recycling.
The company released a statement saying that “In the Volkswagen Group, ‘goTOzero’ is not only a roadmap for effective climate protection, it is also an integral strategic initiative towards sustainable mobility. We take a holistic approach to decarbonisation – from production through service life to recycling.”
Nearly four years ago, the Aurangabad facility had increased their capacity usage of “green” energy. In 2018, it commissioned a rooftop solar power plant of 980 kWp to supply 40 percent of its annual energy requirements. It replaced its external energy supply by renewable energy.
The VW plant in Aurangabad will see a 48% reduction in CO2 emissions annually due to the switch to green energy. VW Group aims to be carbon neutral by 2050.