2015 VW Golf EV to Leverage Carbon-Offset Program
Partnership Will Invest in U.S. Carbon-Reduction Projects
In a fairly aggressive move for an automaker, Volkswagen will support the launch of the 2015 VW Golf electric vehicle, the e-Golf, by establishing a carbon-offset program with a leader in that field, 3Degrees.
Said Oliver Schmidt, general manager of the Environment and Engineering Office for the Volkswagen Group of America: “Volkswagen feels it is important to look beyond the benefits of driving a vehicle without tailpipe emissions and to take a holistic approach to e-mobility. We now have the ability to offer offsets that approximate the emissions created from production, distribution and the initial 36,000 miles of use [of the 2015 VW Golf EV].”
And to be clear, 3Degrees says that its carbon offsets “result in real, quantifiable, permanent, and additional greenhouse gas emission reductions that are third-party verified against objective, credible, and transparent standards.”