VW Rolls Out Ultra Green Electric Tariff

Volkswagen’s EV customers in Germany will be able to claim extra green credentials with the roll out of a sustainable electric tariff by its energy subsidiary.

The group’s Elli provider has extended its CO2-free ‘Volkswagen Naturstrom’ to private households and small businesses. The tariff promises electric supply from TÜV-certified with origins from wind, solar and hydropower facilities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. For each kilowatt-hour used by a customer, the same quantity of power will be fed to the grid from renewable, Volkswagen promised in a statement.

It also claims the tariff will save consumers money with a typical Berlin household of three persons with an annual consumption of 3,500 kilowatt-hours could save about €280 ($319) compared with the standard tariff of the local general supplier over the contract term of 24 months.

Thorsten Nicklass, designated CEO of Elli, said: “With our Naturstrom offering, we want to make eco-power easy and inexpensive to buy and to establish ourselves as a reliable partner for innovative, sustainable energy solutions for households and electric vehicles.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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