The Volkswagen Group is taking a further consistent step towards sustainability. The new subsidiary, Elli Group, is offering an eco-power tariff that is available throughout Germany with immediate effect. The first product from Elli is called Volkswagen Naturstrom, comes from 100% renewable sources and is intended for private households and small businesses.
Elli’s goal is the digital networking of energy and mobility. This is based on the conviction that e-mobility can only be really sustainable if vehicles are powered by electricity generated on a CO2-free basis.
Thorsten Nicklass, designated CEO of Elli: “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.”
Up to the market launch of the first electric car based on the new modular electric toolkit (MEB), the Volkswagen ID, Elli will be gradually building up a portfolio of smart charging solutions ranging from hardware via invoicing and additional digital services through to comprehensive consultancy packages up to the beginning of 2020. The range will include wallboxes, charging stations and IT-based energy management systems as well as customer cards for charging on the road.