Volkswagen will create an island utopia.

Posted by kachalo on 27 ноября, 2021 in circumlocutional | Short Link


This week, Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, and Konstantinos Fragogiannis, Greek Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy and Openness, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the transformation of the transport and energy sector on the Mediterranean island of Astypalea. By implementing the plan, the island should become a model for electric mobility and the use of renewable energy.

In six years, through the joint efforts of the #volkswagen group and the Government of Greece, the entire energy system of the island will be converted to the generation and use of exclusively clean electricity from wind generators and solar panels, and all transport on the island, from a scooter to a private car and public transport, will also become exclusively environmentally friendly. neutral, that is, electrical. A developed and affordable charging infrastructure will be created, as well as rental services, from the micromobile level of electric scooters and scooters to electric vehicles. These services will be available 24/7 throughout the island.

The micromobility component of this plan will be implemented with the participation of the SEAT brand, which will provide SEAT MÓ eScooter 125 electric scooters, as well as # SEAT M eKickScooter 65 and SEAT MÓ eKickScooter 25 electric scooters. seat Minimó. The SEAT Minimó is, in fact, a competitor to Renault Twizy, and for the Mediterranean island it is not quite a natural mode of transport.

The electromobility component will be represented mainly by VW # id.3 and the VW # id.4 SUV. Naturally, within the framework of the project, the electronic vehicle will be the entire island transport — commercial vehicles of local enterprises, trucks, police, emergency vehicles and the public sector vehicle fleet. That is, there will not be a single segment left where an internal combustion engine-car or motorcycle could «hide». Well, just what if some strange islander hides such a car in his garage, and even stocks up on cans of gasoline and diesel fuel. But it will be really weird and creepy.

The charging infrastructure will be represented by branded chargers from Volkswagen —

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Aristotle once said, «It is in our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.»

Now, when the world is immersed in a crisis, when wars flare up again in many parts of the world, it is necessary to show humanity and the world an example of what the world can and should become. And there is no need to say that this is a utopia, and it is impossible. This is possible, and the Astypalea project is just that example, and the light in the dark, which will help to demonstrate the future to which we must strive.

astipalea is located in the southern part of the Aegean Sea, its area is approximately 97 km². About 1300 people live here permanently, and the tourist flow is about 72,000 people a year. Public transport is now represented by two diesel buses. But soon everything will change.


In the next five years, the #vw Group will invest about

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