In all European countries, from 2035 there will be new cars running exclusively on electricity. Some, however, decided to circumvent the rules (even though they are not part of the European Union). The Vatican is the leader among them.
The Vatican City State wants its vehicle fleet to be environmentally friendly by 2030. The decision was made by representatives of the Roman Church, but it was approved by Pope Francis himself. The head of the Catholic Church has just received the first electric cars from Volkswagen.
As we read in the information of the German company, the Vatican will have 40 cars of the ID family in total. The first ID.3, ID.4 and ID.5 models have already been delivered. This was done personally, symbolically in the hands of Pope Francis, by Dr. Christian Dahlheim, President of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, and Imelda Labbe, Member of the Board of Sales, Marketing and After-Sales at the Volkswagen Passenger Car Brand. The ceremony took place in the Vatican.
– Electrification of vehicle fleets is becoming increasingly important around the world. The fact that Vatican employees will also drive models from the ID. family is an honor for our brand and underlines the attractiveness of our fully electric models,” said Imelda Labbé at the Vatican when handing over the cars.
As we read, the first cars for the Vatican will be the Volkswagen ID.3 in the Pro Performance version (58 kWh battery, 204 hp and 310 Nm of maximum torque).
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