Volkswagen is collaborating with the Vatican City State (VCS) to facilitate its transition to a more environmentally friendly fleet. Starting in early 2024, Volkswagen will provide approximately 40 fully electric models from its ID. family, including the ID.3, ID.4, and ID.5, as part of the VCS's decarbonization strategy with the goal of achieving a climate-neutral fleet by 2030.
Imelda Labbé, Member of the Board of Management for Sales, Marketing, and After-Sales at Volkswagen Passenger Cars, and Dr. Christian Dahlheim, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, personally handed over the first two electric vehicles to the Vatican. The handover included two ID.3 Pro Performance models, with Volkswagen Financial Services supporting the initiative.
Aligned with the Vatican's commitment to innovative and sustainable solutions, the ‘Ecological Conversion 2030' initiative aims to reduce the CO2 footprint of the state's vehicle fleet. The collaboration with Volkswagen underscores the Vatican's dedication to mitigating the environmental impact of human activities.
Imelda Labbé highlighted the global significance of fleet electrification, stating, “The electrification of fleets is becoming increasingly important across the globe.” Labbé expressed pride in having Vatican employees join the ranks of ID. drivers, emphasizing the appeal of Volkswagen's all-electric ID. models.
Dr. Christian Dahlheim conveyed Volkswagen's enthusiasm for supporting the Vatican in this noteworthy project, emphasizing the company's competitiveness in providing sustainable mobility solutions. The collaboration reflects a shared commitment to environmentally responsible practices, marking a special milestone for both parties.