As part of its commitment to building zero emissions cars, Volkswagen is working to cut emissions from its manufacturing and distribution activities. It plans to be carbon neutral in all its operations worldwide by 2050, which includes using more renewable energy at its manufacturing facilities and slashing carbon emission in the transportation network it uses to get its cars and trucks to market. Credit: Volkswagen Recently, it completed the first shipment of cars to North America aboard a ship that uses compressed natural gas for fuel instead of oil. Volkswagen has placed two of those vessels into service to ferry its cars to market. The LNG powered vessels have 25% lower carbon emissions, 30% less nitrogen oxide emissions, 60% fewer fine particulates, and no sulfur oxide emissions. In Europe, Volkswagen relies on trains to bring raw materials to its factories and to distribute finished vehicles to its customers. On average, 38 long distance and 157 local trains a day deliver materials to its factories and transport finished vehicles to 40 interim storage facilities, distribution centers and ports. Volkswagen Group announced this week all trains operated for the company by Deutsche Bahn within Germany will use only renewable electricity as […]

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