Volkswagen Group is a German multinational automotive manufacturing group headquartered in Wolfsburg. It is the world’s second-largest motor vehicle manufacturer Number of locations- 61 production plants Founded -1937 (Germany) Revenue- €127 billion (2010) Product- Automobiles, commercial vehicles, engines
The Groups parent company Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaf t (Volkswagen AG). The Group consists of 342 Group companies, which are involved in either vehicle production or other related automotive services. AUDI AG Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. Bentley Motors Limited Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. SEAT, S.A. Škoda automobilová Scania AB MAN SE.
Group Units ShareToyota 8,557,351 11.0%GM 8,476,192 10.9%Volkswagen AG 7,341,065 9.4%
Companies LocationToyota JapanFord Motor Company USAGeneral Motor Company USARenault France
Summer smog :- On hot days, direct, intense sunlight turns atmospheric pollutants – par ticularly carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons – into ground-level ozone, a potential irritant gas for plants, animals, and humans alike. Motor vehicles are the single biggest source of atmospheric pollution, contributing an estimated 14% of the worlds carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel burning, a proportion than is steadily rising The average car emits a cocktail of more than 1,000 pollutants. Most ozone pollution is caused by motor vehicles, which account for 72% of nitrogen oxides and 52% of reactive hydrocarbons
An annual output of 48 million means that, somewhere in the world, one new car appears every second. In eight hours, 40,000 new cars will have been built; in a day, 100,000 Iron and Steel Making Aluminium Production
About 80 people per DAY are killed in the USA from car induced air pollution. Air pollution kills 50,000 newborn babies in china. Air pollution is responsible for 400,000 cases of respiratory illness every year in china. In the formerly beautiful Hangzhou China, the sky is grey from car exhaust fumes. Car pollution has been linked to not only disease like asthma, bronchitis but also Alzheimers, diabetes, premature deaths & heart attacks.
Volkswagen has shown that environmental protection and automotive progress are not mutually exclusive. Production and near-production ready technologies and products are optimised to help reduce CO2 emissions and pollutants.
Volkswagen pools all of its eco-friendly innovations under an umbrella brand that signifies efficiency. BlueMotionTechnologies – a pledge to the environment. This enables us to help conserve something we consider very important – nature.
"Think Blue. Symphony." refers to the unforgettable slogan "Think small", used by Volkswagen when making driving by car possible for everyone in the 1960s. Beetle ‘Think Small Polo Blue Motion Golf Blue-e-motion
Rising fuel costs, a rapidly sullying environment and worsening traf fic conditions. Pointers may indicate a grim future for our much-loved world of automobiles, but the think-tank at Europes largest automobile maker Volkswagen has other ideas. Volkswagen is calling this the VW2028 - future of the car.
Aim of Volkswagen in all its activities to restrict the environmental impact to a minimum and to make its own contribution to resolving environmental problems at regional and global level. It is Volkswagen’s aim to offer high quality automobiles which take equal account of the expectations of its customers with regard to environmental compatibility, economy, safety, quality and comfort.
In order to safeguard the long term future of the company and enhance its competitive position, Volkswagen is researching into and developing ecologically efficient products, processes and concepts for personal mobility. Volkswagen employees are informed, trained and motivated in respect of environmental protection. at regular intervals company’s environmental policy and objectives are being observed and that the Environmental Management System is working properly.