German carmaker, Volkswagen, says it plans to make half of its vehicles electric by 2030.
The Volkswagen group said this in a statement on Tuesday.
“By 2040 almost all new group vehicles in major markets should be zero-emission and by 2050 at the latest the group plans to operate on a fully climate-neutral basis.
“By 2030, the Volkswagen group plans to reduce its carbon footprint per car by 30 per cent over its lifecycle, in line with the Paris agreement on climate change,’’ the company said.
The group noted that it would invest around 800 million euros into a new research and development facility in Wolfsburg.
The company added that it would boost public charging infrastructure in Asia, Europe and America, and build on the group’s successful initiatives in China and the United States.
The group also aims to have systems capabilities for autonomous shuttle fleets by 2030.
In 2025 the group plans to offer its first autonomous mobility service in Europe followed by the US. (dpa/NAN)