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Knowing more Awards, prizes, titles and numerous ecology-minded innovations distinguish the Volkswagen Group once again in 2014.

riding the perfect wave with the e-Golf .

The e-Golf* left all the competition way back in the dust at the world’s biggest electric car rally. The World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE) took 80 teams from Stuttgart to Mount Rigi in Switzerland. The e-Golf secured first place with the highest possible score in the main category POPULAR WAVE. The Swiss Volkswagen team also celebrated their “Range Award” for best efficiency and distance. The actual energy consumption amounted to 9.4 kWh/100 km at a range of 244 kilometres on just one battery charge. That was significantly higher than the official factory specification of 190 kilometres.

gold-plated victory.

Two reasons to celebrate. First, the World Environment Center (WEC) awarded Volkswagen their gold medal for sustainable development and environmentally conscious business practices. What’s more, the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) presented
its AutomotiveINNOVATIONS Award to Volkswagen in the  category of Most Innovative Automotive Company.

focus on sustainability.

Solid and steady growth that benefits everyone: customers, investors and society as well as employees. That is the orientation of the Volkswagen Group’s corporate policy, and it has proved successful. In 2013, the energy consumption per vehicle produced dropped 12.5 percent compared to the reference year 2010, and CO2 emissions were 19.5 percent lower. The Group draws one-third of its power from renewable sources. You can find these figures and many additional facts in the current Sustainability Report.

well on the way in thinking blue .

The ecological programme Think Blue. Factory. is a major success. Three years after its launch, plants worldwide have made their production 17.1 percent greener overall. Of 3,400 measures planned for completion by 2018, 1,800 have already been implemented. The results were published just prior to World Environment Day organised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).