Over the coming weeks, both VfL Wolfsburg’s men’s and women’s teams will swap the Volkswagen logo on the front of their shirts for that of the ID.4, Volkswagen’s all-electric compact SUV, which is currently being launched worldwide.
The Wolves’ first outing with the ID.4 logo will be at the Volkswagen Arena on Saturday 17 April in the top-of-the-table meeting with Bayern Munich (kick-off 15:30 CEST). The She-Wolves will follow suit on Sunday 18 April in their league match at home to SC Freiburg (kick-off 14:00 CEST).
ID.4 to become a permanent part of the VfL vehicle fleet
Following on from the ID.3, the ID.4 is the second all-electric model in the ID. family, and forms part of Volkswagen’s commitment to electric vehicles. In 2021 alone, more than 100,000 ID.4’s are expected to be delivered to customers around the world. Volkswagen aims to bring 75 all-electric models to market by 2029, and is targeting sales of 26 million electric vehicles across the same timeframe. The ID.4 will soon become a permanent part of VfL Wolfsburg’s fleet of vehicles, and a corresponding charging infrastructure has already been created at the training ground at the VfL-Center.
Another step towards climate protection
That green is more than just a colour for Wolfsburg is underscored by the current sustainability table in the Bundesliga. Things are going well both on and off the field for VfL at present, and the club recently came out top of a sustainability study of German teams carried out by the English organisation ‘Sport Positive’.
By joining the ‘Sports For Climate Action’ alliance and supporting the United Nations’ “Race To Zero” initiative, VfL Wolfsburg have sent out a clear statement for climate protection and ecological sustainability, and are now taking another important step towards net zero emissions by switching to electric mobility.
“Grateful to have a partner like Volkswagen”
“Ecological sustainability is an important strategic approach for us,” said VfL managing director Michael Meeske. “With the diverse measures we have taken, we want to make our contribution and inspire the people around us to join us in creating a future worth living for everyone. E-mobility plays a central role in this. For this reason, we are currently converting our fleet to electric cars. In this regard, we are of course particularly grateful to have Volkswagen, one of the most innovative companies in this field, on our side, supporting us one hundred per cent along this path.”