Audi commits to Paris climate change agreement

Mazino Dickson

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In an unprecedented move, German automobile manufacturer Audi and Volkswagen group have signed up for the Paris Climate Change agreement.

To this end, the company is committed to reducing vehicle-specific CO2 emissions by 30 percent by 2025.

Audi plans to offer 30 electrified models by 2025, 20 of which will be purely electric.

The proportion of electrified vehicles will then amount to 40 percent of total unit sales.

We are committed to the Paris climate targets and will make our contribution to limiting the global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees. We want to become a leading CO2-neutral premium supplier,” said Audi CEO Bram Schot.

This clearly includes responsibility for our products throughout their lifecycles.” In order to achieve its self-imposed 2025 milestone, Audi has defined measures along the entire value chain that will gradually become fully effective.”

Audi plans to operate its plants on a CO2-neutral basis on balance in order to achieve the 2025 milestone.

The German manufacturer also plans to delve into solar energy generation with the construction of a solar-energy park by 2020.

This park will produce more than 9.5 gigawatt hours of energy annually, equivalent to the energy requirements of 5,000 households.