SSE Airtricity and Volkswagen Ireland are accelerating the transition to emission-free driving
SSE Airtricity has partnered with Volkswagen Ireland to bring more customers closer to net zero emissions by providing an end-to-end, environmentally friendly solution for motorists switching to electric vehicles (BEV).
The new partnership aims to encourage and inform drivers how they can make the seamless transition to electric vehicles and how this will help offset carbon emissions. In return for switching to a 100% green energy solution, customers save up to € 1,000 on their annual electricity bills.
Volkswagen customers who register a new ID.3 or ID.4 model and switch to 100% green electricity ^ with SSE Airtricity receive € 675 as an energy cost credit. You can also choose an additional add-on from SSE, which could include an additional credit of € 320, which saves customers almost € 1,000 on their annual energy bills.
Both organizations are leaders in their respective sectors in terms of the goal of zero emissions. Volkswagen is the leading brand for the sale of electric vehicles * with its completely new range of ID. Models, while SSE Airtricity is Ireland’s largest supplier of 100% green electricity.
Ireland’s climate law calls for net zero by 2050 and highlights transport as a key area for converting and reducing emissions. Both Volkswagen and SSE Airtricity are committed to achieving net zero and by providing road users with an attractive and seamless way to separate their homes and cars from fossil fuels, companies are accelerating the change that is required to achieve zero CO2 emissions.
Rodolfo Calixto, Volkswagen Brand Director for Ireland, said: “Volkswagen is the first manufacturer to produce electric vehicles with a certified net carbon neutral balance ** with our ID.3 and ID.4 models and deliver them to Irish consumers. SSE Airtricity has been a leader in renewable energy solutions in Ireland for many years.
“This strongly oriented partnership not only enables our customers to charge their vehicles with 100% green electricity, but also offers them an incredible financial offer to make the switch to green mobility and energy even easier.”
Klair Neenan, Managing Director of SSE Airtricity, said, “SSE Airtricity is excited to partner with Volkswagen to share their vision of a net zero world. SSE Airtricity has a long history of providing green solutions to customers and we understand the importance of decarbonising transport for Ireland to meet its climate goals.
“This partnership offers customers a simple green solution for buying and refueling a new car. Volkswagen did an amazing job creating these all-electric vehicles, and by running them on power directly from renewable sources like SSE’s Galway Wind Park, motorists can hit the road this summer knowing they are reducing their carbon emissions and Have cut their costs with a deal good for their energy bills and the environment. “
To find out more about this green mobility and energy partnership, visit volkswagen.ie/sseairtricity or contact your preferred Volkswagen dealer to test the fully electric Volkswagen ID.3 or ID.4.
* Source: SIMI Motorstats, 1st 6th Januarythe 07/07/2021. Sales of Volkswagen ID.3 & ID.4 account for a 34% market share in the BEV segment.
** Production and delivery of the ID.3 and ID.4 to the dealer are independently certified by TÜV Nord as net climate neutral. The net CO2 neutrality is achieved through a combination of emissions reduction and compensation for unavoidable emissions. You can download the TÜV Nord certificate for ID.3 and ID.4 at volkswagen.ie/waytozero. This independent certification is checked and compared quarterly. This does not apply to use and the life cycle after delivery to the dealer.
^ Largest provider of 100% green electricity data and total TWh delivered to households and businesses, based on the electricity market share in g / kWh, published by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) in Retail Market Reports for 2019 in August 2020.
† Offer available for new ID.3 and ID.4 retail orders placed between Jan.st July 2021 – 31st December 2021