The Volkswagen Group’s Aurangabad plant, which was to be 100% green energy by 2025, has already achieved its goal.
Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL) manages five brands in India (Skoda, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and Lamborghini). With this, the group has taken an important step towards fulfilling the ‘goTOzero mission’. The facility has received a Green Energy Certificate from the Maharashtra Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL).
Piyush Arora, Managing Director and CEO of SAVWIPL, said: “goTOzero is not only a roadmap for effective climate protection, but also an initiative towards sustainable mobility.”
In 2018, the Aurangabad plant increased its “green” energy usage capacity, commissioning a 980kWp rooftop solar power plant to meet 40% of its annual energy demand. By replacing the external energy supply with renewable energy from his MSEDCL, the factory became the first automotive facility in Aurangabad to be certified as a green energy factory by his MSEDCL.
This ‘green’ energy transition will reduce the Aurangabad plant’s CO emissions by 48%. 2 every year. As part of the ‘goTOzero’ mission, SAVWIPL says it aims to become a carbon-neutral company by 2050.