At the beginning of 2024, just under 40 fully electric vehicles of the ID. family will be delivered, a first step towards achieving the Vatican's 2030 target of making its fleet carbon neutral.
The Vatican City State is strongly committed to implementing innovative and sustainable solutions that make it possible to reduce, in concrete terms, the impact of human activities on the environment in order to protect the planet. Mobility is at the heart of a specific programme, called 'Ecological Conversion 2030', which aims to reduce the carbon footprint of the State's vehicle fleet. To achieve this goal, existing vehicles are to be gradually replaced by electric ones to make the entire fleet carbon-neutral by 2030.
Volkswagen is the chosen partner for this project and, through Volkswagen Financial Services, will supply the Vatican City State with a fleet of vehicles from the beginning of 2024. At later stages, further zero-emission vehicles also from the Volkswagen Group brands will be handed over, until the entire fleet has been completely replaced by 2030.
A great project
The first two ID.3 Pro Performance were personally handed over by Imelda Labbé, Member of the Board of Management for Marketing, Sales and After-Sales at Volkswagen Passenger Cars, and Christian Dahlheim, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Financial Services AG. "Fleet electrification is becoming increasingly important globally. The fact that Vatican employees will now also be among our ID. Drivers in the future is a great achievement and honour and underscores the attractiveness of our all-electric ID. models" said Imelda Labbé during the vehicle handover in Vatican City. "We are delighted to support the Vatican in this important project. This is something very special for us and shows that we are absolutely competitive with our mobility solutions" added Christian Dahlheim.
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