SSE Airtricity has teamed up with Volkswagen Ireland to bring more customers closer to net zero emissions by providing a green end-to-end solution for motorists switching to electric vehicles (BEV).
The new partnership aims to encourage and educate drivers on the seamless transition to electric vehicles and how this will help offset carbon emissions. In return for transitioning to a 100% green energy solution, customers will save up to €1,000 on their annual energy bill.
Volkswagen customers who register a new ID.3 or ID.4 model and switch to 100% green energy^ with SSE Airtricity will receive €675† as a credit towards their energy costs. They will also be able to choose an additional add-on from SSE which could include a further €320 credit, saving customers just under €1,000 on their annual energy bill.
Both organisations are at the forefront in their respective sectors regarding targeting zero emissions, Volkswagen is the leading brand for electric vehicle sales* with its all-new range of ID. models, while SSE Airtricity is Ireland’s largest supplier of 100% green energy.
Ireland’s Climate Bill calls for achieving net zero by 2050 and highlights transport as a key area for transforming 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 switch away from fossil fuels powering their homes and cars, the companies are accelerating the change needed to achieve zero carbon emissions.
Rodolfo Calixto, Volkswagen Brand Director for Ireland said: “Volkswagen is the first manufacturer to produce and deliver electric vehicles to Irish consumers with a certified net carbon-neutral balance** with our ID.3 and ID.4 models. SSE Airtricity has been a leader in renewable energy solutions in Ireland for many years.
“This strongly aligned partnership not only allows our customers to charge their vehicles with 100% green energy but also gives 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 delighted to be working with Volkswagen to help share in their vision for a net zero world. SSE Airtricity has a long history of providing green solutions for customers and we know how important the decarbonization of transport will be for Ireland to achieve its climate targets.
“This partnership provides customers with a simple green solution for buying and fueling a new car. Volkswagen have done amazing work in producing these fully electric vehicles and by powering them with energy directly from renewable sources such as SSE’s Galway Wind Park, drivers can hit the roads this summer knowing they have cut their carbon emissions and their costs with a deal that is 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 retailer to test drive the all-electric Volkswagen ID.3 or ID.4.
*Source: SIMI Motorstats, 1st January – 6th Jul7 2021. Volkswagen ID.3 & ID.4 sales account for 34% Market Share of the BEV segment.
**Manufacture and delivery of the ID.3 and ID.4 to the retailer are independently certified as net carbon-neutral by TUV Nord. Net carbon-neutrality is achieved through a combination of both emission reduction and off-setting unavoidable emissions. You can download the TUV Nord certificate for ID.3 and ID.4 at volkswagen.ie/waytozero. This independent certification is audited and reconciled quarterly. It excludes use and life-cycle post-handover at the retailer.
^Largest provider of 100% green energy claim and total TWh supplied to homes and businesses based on Electricity Market Share by g/kWh published by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) in Retail Market Reports for 2019, published in August 2020.
† Offer available on new ID.3 and ID.4 retail orders registered between 1st July 2021 – 31st December 2021