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E-mobility is possible for all 

VW wants to contribute to a more sustainable future with a holistic e-mobility concept.

We are the first generation to understand climate change to its full extent, and the last one that can still do something about it
Petteri Taalas
Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

$47 billion for e-mobility worldwide

The transportation sector is responsible for approximately 14% of CO₂ (carbon-dioxide) emissions worldwide.

There’s no doubt that CO₂ emissions caused by humans need to be reduced as soon as possible, and the transportation sector must do its part.

Volkswagen Group has chosen to become part of the solution, and is committed to the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, which envisions a climate-neutral society by 2050. Our plan over the over the next five years, is to invest around 30 billion euros (over $47 billion CAD)
in electric mobility across the Group worldwide, including nine billion for the Volkswagen brand’s ID. family.

Eight locations worldwide are already planning for a new generation of electric vehicles to roll off the assembly line, while the Group is preparing for its exit from the production of non-CO₂-neutral vehicles by 2050.

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E-mobility is the key

Today, e-mobility is the best and most efficient path to clean, climate-neutral mobility. In many parts of the world, electric vehicles are already the most climate-friendly way to drive.

Over the next few years, Volkswagen is launching the one of the biggest e-disruptions ever seen in the automotive industry. The ID. family of vehicles are specially designed for electric mobility. They offer long ranges, plenty of room, dynamic driving performance, and a completely new level of digital interconnectivity.

The first model available in North America is the ID.4, our all-electric SUV for the masses. In the following years, we will have the ID. Buzz and more.

In the future, Volkswagen will offer attractive electric vehicles in every segment – from the compact class to the lifestyle van. Volkswagen aims to produce a minimum of one million electric vehicles around the world annually starting in 2025.

What is crucial is that Volkswagen not only builds electric vehicles but also monitors their complete life cycle from raw materials to recycling. The electric vehicle is only as clean as the materials used to build and charge it. Cell production, in particular, is still very energy-intensive, and charging vehicles with coal-derived power is a burden to the environment. This is precisely what needs to be addressed to tailor electric vehicles sustainably toward climate protection, and that’s exactly what Volkswagen is doing.

With the new ID.4, already set for production, the brand will be putting a climate-neutral car onto the road in North America. CO₂ emissions will be avoided from the beginning, and any currently unavoidable emissions will be offset by investments in climate protection projects.

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Decarbonization as a competitive edge

Volkswagen is taking action to reach the Paris Climate Agreement’s goal of a climate-neutral society by 2050. With the ID.4, the brand is demonstrating that clean, climate-neutral mobility is possible. At the same time, there is also a great economic opportunity in all this.

“The strategic goal of becoming the leading worldwide provider of e-mobility can make the focus on consistent decarbonization a strong competitive edge,” says Georg Kell, spokesperson for Volkswagen’s independent sustainability advisory board. “In any case, it offers the best way to set a common course for a secure and economically successful future on a planet worth living on.”

[It’s] the best way to set a common course for a secure and economically successful future on a planet worth living on.
Georg Kell
Spokesperson for Volkswagen’s independent sustainability board

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 Prices shown are MSRP where indicated. MSRP is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price and excludes taxes, freight and PDI ($1,950 (Jetta, Jetta GLI, Golf GTI and Golf R), $2,100 (Tiguan, Taos, ID.4) and $2,150 (Cross Sport, Atlas), levies, fees, optional equipment, license, insurance, registration, and any dealer or other charges (where applicable). If MSRP is not mentioned, prices shown include freight and PDI, environmental levies, and a $500 representative dealer admin fee (actual fee amount is set by dealers and varies, up to $500). Dealer Administration Fee includes documentation and administration costs related to the delivery of the vehicle, such as the dealer cost involved in licensing, lien search, and contract administration. Environmental or related levies and taxes may vary by jurisdiction. Dealer may sell for less. Prices are in Canadian dollars. This is not an offer to sell at a certain price. Actual selling prices and terms are set by dealers. European or American models may be shown. Specifications, equipment, options, and prices are subject to change without notice. Although we endeavour to ensure that the information contained on the website is accurate, as errors may occur from time to time, customers should contact their local Volkswagen dealer for details. Photos for illustration purposes only.  Model specifications provided may vary based on selected trim, options, and installed accessories.
**Limited time lease offer available through Volkswagen Finance, on approved credit, based on a new and unregistered 2024 Tiguan 2.0T Highline base model with 8-speed automatic with Tiptronic® 4MOTION® transmission / 2024 Taos 1.5T Comfortline base model with 8-speed automatic with Tiptronic® transmission  having a starting MSRP of $45,495/ $31,395. $2,100 freight and PDI, $100 air conditioning levy, $23 tire recycling levy, $10 OMVIC fee, $58 PPSA fee and $500 representative dealer admin fee (actual fee is set by dealers and varies, up to $500), included in weekly payment. Dealer Administration Fee includes documentation and administration costs related to the delivery of the vehicle, such as the dealer cost involved in licensing, lien search, and contract administration. In Ontario, Volkswagen Group Canada Inc. is responsible for the tire recycling fee used to cover the cost of collecting and recycling end of life tires when returned by consumers.Lease example: 48-month term at 4.99% APR equals a weekly payment of $132 / $91, after application of $500 credit. $2,295/ $2,195 down payment or equivalent trade-in, $530/ $360 security deposit, and first weekly payment due at lease inception. License, insurance, registration, options and applicable taxes are extra. Total lease obligation: $27,337/ $18,905. Residual value is 55%.  Annual 16,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.15/km per excess kilometre. Offers end February 29, 2024 and are subject to change or cancellation without notice. ***$200 credit available on new and unregistered 2024 Taos and Tiguan models leased or financed through Volkswagen Financial Services January Special Rate programs. Volkswagen vehicles currently being leased/financed with Volkswagen Financial Services are not eligible for the credit. Additional $500 credit available with cash purchase, finance or lease (through Volkswagen Financial Services, on approved credit) on new and unregistered 2024 Taos and Tiguan models from participating dealers (excluding QC). Credits to be applied as a discount off MSRP. Offer expires February 29, 2024 and is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Visit your Volkswagen dealer for more details. Duties, provincial regulator levies (if applicable) also due at lease inception. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Conditions apply.  Visit vwoffers.ca or your Volkswagen dealer for details. Volkswagen,” the Volkswagen logo, all model names and trimline names are registered trademarks or trademarks of Volkswagen AG, used under license. © 2024 Volkswagen Canada.
**** Limited time lease offer available through Volkswagen Finance, on approved credit, based on a new and unregistered 2024 Atlas 2.0T Execline base model with 8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® 4MOTION® transmission / 2024 Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T Execline base model with 8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® 4MOTION® transmission having a starting MSRP of $60,495/ $59,395. $2,150 freight and PDI, $100 air conditioning levy, $23 tire recycling levy, $10 OMVIC fee, $58 PPSA fee and $500 representative dealer admin fee (actual fee is set by dealers and varies, up to $500), included in weekly payment. Dealer Administration Fee includes documentation and administration costs related to the delivery of the vehicle, such as the dealer cost involved in licensing, lien search, and contract administration. In Ontario, Volkswagen Group Canada Inc. is responsible for the tire recycling fee used to cover the cost of collecting and recycling end of life tires when returned by consumers. Lease example: 48-month term at 4.99% APR equals a weekly payment of $179 / $173, after application of $700 credit. $4,395/ $4,395 down payment or equivalent trade-in, $710/ $690 security deposit, and first weekly payment due at lease inception. License, insurance, registration, options and applicable taxes are extra. Total lease obligation: $37,112 / $35,849. Residual value is 49%/ 50%.  Annual 16,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.15/km per excess kilometre. Offers end February 29, 2024 and are subject to change or cancellation without notice.  *****$300 credit available on new and unregistered 2024 Atlas models leased or financed through Volkswagen Financial Services January Special Rate programs. Volkswagen vehicles currently being leased/financed with Volkswagen Financial Services are not eligible for the credit. Additional $700 credit available with cash purchase, finance or lease (through Volkswagen Financial Services, on approved credit) on new and unregistered 2024 Atlas and Cross Sport models from participating dealers (excluding QC). Credits to be applied as a discount off MSRP. Offer expires February 29, 2024 and is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Visit your Volkswagen dealer for more details. Duties, provincial regulator levies (if applicable) also due at lease inception. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Conditions apply.  Visit vwoffers.ca or your Volkswagen dealer for details. Volkswagen,” the Volkswagen logo, all model names and trimline names are registered trademarks or trademarks of Volkswagen AG, used under license. © 2024 Volkswagen Canada.
⁑ Loyalty offer available to current Volkswagen owners and previous Volkswagen owners who returned a leased vehicle, or whose finance contract with Volkswagen Finance ended, within the past 90 days (some exceptions apply), with purchase or lease of a new, unregistered Volkswagen model. 2 yr VW Prepaid Maintenance Plan provided at no additional cost. If customer purchases longer maintenance, offer will cover the first 2 years / 30,000 km at the value indicated and customer will pay the balance. Plan covers regular maintenance appointments (for services recommended by VW) within 2 years or 30,000 km (whichever occurs first). Visit https://www.vw.ca/en/shopping-tools/prepaid-maintenance.html or your Volkswagen dealer for more details. Valid identification and proof of valid loan/lease for/of Volkswagen that was: (i) active for a minimum of 90 days; (ii) in good standing throughout the term; and (iii) that ended within the 90 days prior to the expiry of this offer, are required. Volkswagen vehicles currently being financed/leased with Volkswagen Finance are not eligible for the rate reduction. Offer is transferable to an immediate family member living in the same household as the Primary/Co-Primary buyer or lessee. Offer is non-exchangeable for cash. Offer ends January 2, 2025 and is subject to change or cancellation without notice.
#Limited time finance offer available through Volkswagen Finance, on approved credit, based on a new and unregistered 2023 ID.4 electric ID.4 AWD Pro base model with single-speed transmission having a starting MSRP of $55,495. $2,100 freight and PDI, $100 air conditioning levy, $23 tire recycling levy, $10 OMVIC fee, $58 PPSA fee and $500 representative dealer admin fee (actual fee is set by dealers and varies, up to $500) included in weekly payment. Dealer Administration Fee includes documentation and administration costs related to the delivery of the vehicle, such as the dealer cost involved in licensing, lien search, and contract administration. Finance example: 60-month term at 2.99% APR equals a weekly payment of $208, after application of $1,500 credit. $6,695 down payment or equivalent trade-in due at signing. In Ontario, Volkswagen Group Canada Inc. is responsible for the tire recycling fee used to cover the cost of collecting and recycling end of life tires when returned by consumers. License, insurance, registration, options and applicable taxes are extra. Cost of borrowing is $3,852 for a total obligation of $53,943.   ◊◊Amount shown is the maximum incentive provided by the applicable governments. VW does not administer these incentives. BC offers an incentive of up to $4,000 based on income. Amounts and eligibility are subject to change. Incentive information is provided for informational purposes only and VW makes no representations about the actual amount or eligibility for the incentive. See the provincial or federal administrator for details.  Offers end February 29, 2024 and are subject to change or cancellation without notice.  Duties, provincial regulator levies (if applicable) also due at lease inception. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Conditions apply.  Visit vwoffers.ca or your Volkswagen dealer for details. Volkswagen,” the Volkswagen logo, all model names and trimline names are registered trademarks or trademarks of Volkswagen AG, used under license. © 2024 Volkswagen Canada. 
◊◊Amount shown is the maximum incentive provided by the applicable governments. VW does not administer these incentives. BC offers an incentive of up to $4,000 based on income. Amounts and eligibility are subject to change. Incentive information is provided for informational purposes only and VW makes no representations about the actual amount or eligibility for the incentive. See the provincial or federal administrator for details.