Mercedes-Benz says it needs to be CO2-neutral by 2039, and it’s not going to get there simply by electrifying all its automobiles.

The firm mentioned this week it might set up a wind farm at its Papenburg test observe, which is able to generate about 15 per cent of its electrical energy wants in Germany – the place it operates quite a few factories.

The roughly 800-hectare Papenburg website in Germany’s north has been a huge half of the corporate’s analysis and improvement actions since 1998.

Mercedes-Benz says it’s going to have put in a “double-digit” quantity of wind generators at the positioning by 2025, designed to output 100MW.

It provides that a “large-scale” set up of photovoltaic programs on the test website can be underneath examination.

“The focused growth of renewable energies at our personal places is an integral half of our sustainability technique. With the realisation of the deliberate wind farm undertaking in Papenburg, we’re taking an vital step on this path,” mentioned Mercedes-Benz board member for manufacturing and provide chain Jörg Burzer.

Mercedes-Benz says it needs greater than 70 per cent of the power it wants for manufacturing to be sourced from renewables by 2030.

It additionally needs to “at least” halve emissions per passenger automotive over the whole life cycle by 2030 in comparison with 2020.

“The most vital levers for this are the electrification of the car fleet, charging with inexperienced electrical energy, the development of battery expertise and the excellent use of recycled supplies and renewable energies in manufacturing,” it says.

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