Automaker Working to Turn Greek Island into Mobility Hub

Volkswagen has launched a pilot program to transform the Greek island of Astypalea into a sustainable mobility hub, with car- and ride-sharing and a fleet of vehicles operating on electric powertrains.

The six-year program will replace 1,500 conventional vehicles with 1,000 electric cars on the island, and bring in electric scooters and bikes to help people get around. First-responder vehicles will be electrified as well.

“Our long-term goal is climate-neutral mobility for everyone,” said Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess. Read the whole story here.