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e-Golf initiative aims to lower Hamburg’s emissions

The Volkswagen Group has set itself the target of increasing the share of electric vehicles in total vehicle sales to around 25 per cent by 2025

e-Golf initiative contributes to Germany's nationwide penetration of e-mobility
e-Golf initiative contributes to Germany's nationwide penetration of e-mobility

Fifty members of the public, entrepreneurs and employees of authorities in Hamburg will benefit from e-mobility thanks to a partnership with Volkswagen.


The Volkswagen Group has handed over 50 e-Golf cars. Over the next three years, these 50 people are expected to drive around 1.5 million km in the zero emission e-Golf through the city of Hamburg.


At the handing-over ceremony, Ludger Fretzen, head of group strategy for new business of the Volkswagen Group, said: "With these 50 e-Golf cars the new owners make a contribution for better air quality. The objective of our partnership with Hamburg is to make urban mobility more environmentally compatible and more efficient. That is also in line with our Roadmap E."


Frank Horch, senator for economy, transport and innovation in Hamburg, said: "More and more people involved in business administration in Hamburg and also a growing number of members of the public are prepared to organise their mobility in a way which is non-polluting and to switch to zero-emission electric vehicles.


“The fact that we have today been able to hand over 50 electric vehicles to these future-oriented users on behalf of all these people clearly shows that awareness is being transformed into practical action."


Together, the partners aim to shape the sustainable urban mobility of the future and are committed to the use of electric drives for both passenger cars and buses. The use of these 50 electric cars under the e-Drive Hamburg 2018 programme is supported by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.


With the "Roadmap E", the Volkswagen Group set itself the target of increasing the share of electric vehicles in total vehicle sales to about 25 per cent by 2025. That corresponds to between two and three million electric vehicles delivered per year. For this purpose, the Group brands will be offering 80 new electric models to customers by 2025. By 2030 at the latest, the Volkswagen Group intends to electrify its entire model portfolio.


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