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VW Will Transform a Greek Island Into a Green Mobility Hub

  • German carmaker plans pilot project with EVs, ride-sharing
  • Prime minister calls it ‘a vote of confidence in Greece’
Astypalea island over sunset, Greece.

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Volkswagen AG will launch a pilot project for climate-neutral mobility on the Greek island of Astypalea, in the eastern Aegean sea, as part of the German automaker’s efforts to roll out electric vehicles and curb emissions.

Car- and ride-sharing offerings will help reduce traffic, and vehicles on the island will switch to electric powertrains that will recharge mostly with locally produced renewable energy, VW said Wednesday.