How green is your new German car?

STORY: German carmakers have joined the global push for electromobility

But going green on the factory floor is proving a tough task

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Big names like VW, BMW and Mercedes still rely heavily on fossil fuels

Source: 2021 Carbon Disclosure Project

Over 50% of energy came from non-renewables, particularly natural gas

For VW it was 80%, while for BMW it was over 60%

On-site renewable power generators supply 1% or less of their energy needs

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Mercedes-Benz’s Sindelfingen factory sources 30% through solar panels

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It says on- and off-site renewables cover up to 50% of its energy needs

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BMW's Leipzig plant, home of the electric i3, has 4 windmills generating 20%

Tesla's Grünheide factory has solar panels but there’s no data on output

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