Volkswagen will help Vatican City in its transition to sustainable mobility. Next year, the German car manufacturer will deliver almost forty full-electric car models, ranging from the ID.3 to the ID.5. The new electric cars are part of Vatican City’s decarbonization strategy, aiming at making the Vatican’s fleet climate-neutral by 2030.
Vatican City is committed to implementing innovative and sustainable solutions to reduce humanity’s environmental impact and thus protect the planet. The city wants to reduce the carbon footprint of its fleet and, therefore, replace all current cars with electric models.
Replacing entire fleet
Volkswagen has been chosen for this project and will provide the world’s smallest independent state with a new fleet of cars from the beginning of 2024. Gradually, more emission-free models from the Volkswagen Group brands will follow until the entire fleet is replaced in 2030. Whether Volkswagen will provide Pope Francis with an electric Popemobile, too, wasn’t specified.