Audi Volkswagen Korea ventures out on ‘Net Zero 2050’ mission

One of the leading automakers, Audi Volkswagen Korea Group, has reportedly announced its commitment to going net zero by 2050 in an attempt to reduce the rising carbon levels in the globe. By doing so, the automaker plans to set an example for the car industry.

Apparently, the Group had inaugurated ‘goTOzero’ exhibition in Seoul to raise awareness of need of reducing carbon footprint. According to reliable reports, the exhibition features the concept of a virtual net zero island and is slated to run till June 13, 2021.

It has been reported that Audi Volkswagen Korea Group presented its EV platforms MLB and MEB for the first time in South Korea at the exhibition. Also on display were ID.3 and ID.4 EVs, that make use of MEB platform and the Audi e-Tron, making use of MLB evo platform.

News reports suggest that the company had invited three experts for discussion on the mission including Kim Ji-seok, an energy and climate specialist at Greenpeace Korea, Lee Hang-koo, a researcher at the Korea Automotive Technology Institute, and Lee Yu-jin, a member and researcher of borad of directors at the Green Transition Institute.

Rene Koneberg, MD at Audi Volkswagen Korea Group cited that pursuing carbon neutrality is a task that everyone should work upon together. To that end, Koneberg reiterated the Group’s global goals in the meeting and explained the four steps the organization was taking to achieve its net zero goals.

It was mentioned that the automaker would potentially start by cutting down the emissions in production phase, while the second stage would be the electrification of its vehicles, third is making use of renewable energy sources, followed by the final step of reusing its EV batteries.

Earlier, Volkswagen Group had declared its plans of reducing the carbon footprint by 30% by 2025, and ultimately achieving net zero by 2050.

For the record, Audi Volkswagen Korea’s environmental slogan ‘goTOzero’ signifies its commitment to protecting the environment and curtailing the impact of all its products at all stages of the product life cycle on the ecology.

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