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Skoda Auto Volkswagen India’s Aurangabad Plant uses 100% Green Energy

Written by Kanad Kalasur

Volkswagen Group’s Aurangabad now uses 100% Green Energy. As part of the goTOzero mission, this initiative received a Green Energy Certificate from Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL).

In India SKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL) manages the five bands of the German auto group. These include SKODA, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and Lamborghini. Internally, the Group had set a target to achieve 100% green energy by 2025. Now, this means that the carmaker reached this goal well in advance.

Volkswagen Group’s goTOzero Initiative

One of the key pillars of the corporate strategy of the Group is sustainability. The goTOzero initiative is also a part of the manufacturing processes. It is not just a roadmap for effective climate protection but also an integral initiative for sustainable mobility. Further, the Group is working towards achieving as low Carbon emissions as possible. These include all the steps of the way from production to service life to recycling. This certification will infact motive the Group to achieve carbon neutrality in the second half of this decade.

Green Initiatives at Aurangabad Plant

Back in 2018, SAVWIPL increased the Aurangabad Plant’s green energy capacity by commissioning a 980 kWp roof-top solar power plant. This solar plant met 40 percent of the plant’s annual energy requirement. Hence, the plant replaced the external energy supply with renewable energy from MSEDCL, thereby becoming the first automotive facility in Aurangabad to be certified as a Green Energy Plant by MSEDCL.

With this, the Aurangabad plant will manage to achieve a 48 per cent reduction in CO2 every year.

Further, as part of its ‘goTOzero’ mission, the VW Group aims to become a carbon-neutral company by 2050. For this the Group will focus on its carbon-neutrality goals across the entire global supply chain and product life cycle.

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