For almost a year now, you’ve been asking VW to turn away from the dark side and reduce its fleet’s CO2 emissions. Today we took that message to the company’s AGM in Hamburg with a giant banner reading "Take responsibility seriously! Honest climate protection now" (in German, obviously).
Meanwhile, in the virtual world, hundreds of Jedi have been busy commenting on VW’s Facebook page, asking the company to announce their commitment to an EU 2020 fuel efficiency target at today’s AGM.
VW has had a busy day. As well as holding its AGM (including unexpected guests), the company also published its sustainability report – it's nowhere near ambitious enough to make the company the world’s greenest car manufacturer by 2018, which it claims to wants to be.
For starters, the report was missing a vital element: a clear statement on the proposed CO2 limits of its new fleet in 2020. Commitments to rolling out its fuel-saving technology and making its best efficiency technologies a standard across all its brands were also conspicuous by their absence.
So, will VW commit to honest climate protection without loopholes, or carry on the back room lobbying to water down EU vehicle emissions legislation?
You can help them decide by commenting on Volkswagen UK’s Facebook page.