- By 2025, the Volkswagen Group hoped to use only green energy at its Aurangabad site.
- Three years earlier than expected, the German auto giant has already used only renewable energy at its Aurangabad production facility.
By 2025, German carmaker Volkswagen Group hopes to have used only green energy (100% renewable energy) at its Aurangabad site. Three years earlier than expected, the German auto giant has already used only renewable energy at its Aurangabad manufacturing facility. In 2018, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL) commissioned the installation of a 980 kWp rooftop solar plant at the said facility. As a result, the solar plant now supplies 40% of the energy needed by the generating company.
Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd. (MSEDCL) has supplied this solar power plant for Volkswagen Group’s Aurangabad manufacturing site. Additionally, the Volkswagen Group manufacturing facility is the first auto assembly plant in Aurangabad to be recognized by MSEDCL as a green energy plant.
The Volkswagen Group’s Aurangabad production site is expected to reduce CO2 by 48% annually as a result of this switch to renewable energy. Additionally, SAVWIPL claims that as part of its ‘goTOzero’ ambition, the business aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
SAVWIPL is responsible for five brands under the Volkswagen Group in India. Automakers covered include Volkswagen, Skoda, Audi, Porsche and Lamborghini. Additionally, due to the success of the Kushaq SUV and the Slavia sedan that was launched as part of the India 2.0 business strategy, India has recently eclipsed China as Skoda Auto’s third largest market. Skoda Auto India celebrated in Dehradun along with the rest of the world against the stunning backdrop of the Himalayas. In addition, the ‘Peak-to-Peak Drive’ showcased the achievements of Skoda Auto India and its Made in India products to a large number of automotive industry professionals from India and around the world.
Additionally, Skoda Auto India has announced the arrival of the Skoda Kushaq Anniversary Edition SUV in India, as well as enhancements to both the Kushaq SUV and the Slavia sedan for the 2023 model year. The German automaker has raised the bar for the industry by achieving and the goal of 100% green energy three years earlier. With the automaker setting a precedent, more automakers may turn to renewable energy sources to reduce the sector’s overall carbon footprint. (100% energy from renewable sources)
Recently, the Volkswagen Group and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M) collaborated to supply MEB electrical components for Mahindra’s new purpose-built electric platform, the INGLO.