The greatest opportunity for sustainable automobility is to be found on the road, when the vehicle is in use. Our contribution to this is ensuring that every new Volkswagen is at least 10% more efficient than its predecessor model. In addition, by 2020 we will reduce the average CO₂ emissions of our EU fleet of new vehicles to 95 g per kilometre. And to help our customers to drive sustainably we offer fuel-economy training courses, for example, which enable reductions of up to 25% in fuel consumption and emissions.
After many years of economical driving the life of the vehicle is rounded off by the recycling process. Thanks to clever design, all of today's new Volkswagen models can be recycled to 85 % and recovered to 95 %.