The “Smart & sustainable island” project is a joint initiative of the Volkswagen Group and the Hellenic Republic.

In the years to come, Astypalea will become an island where mobility will be smart and sustainable, and where the energy system will have been completely renewed.

Recently, an ID.3 Pure Turquoise was handed over to its new owner, as well as several ID.4 models, e-up!

and Seat MÓ scooters were delivered.

It must be said that electro-mobility perfectly suits the way of life in Astypalea.

Journeys are short, energy consumption is low and the charging network is now very well developed.

Recycling of wrecks

But Volkswagen's commitment to sustainable development in Astypalea goes beyond fleet electrification.

Recently, Kosmocar (Volkswagen importer for Greece) and the municipality launched a recycling initiative to rid the island of vehicles destined for scrap.

Currently, disused motorbikes, cars and trucks are simply abandoned anywhere.

The recycling campaign aims to eliminate this pollution: the vehicles are collected by volunteers, then transported by boat to Athens where they are finally recycled by professionals.

The next step in the “Smart & sustainable island” project will soon be completed: This summer, Volkswagen will launch innovative, fully electric mobility services in partnership with local companies.

Carpooling and vehicle sharing are designed to improve mobility while helping to reduce the total number of vehicles on the island.


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  • Automotive

  • Electric car

  • Energetic transition

  • Sustainable development

  • CO2

  • volkswagen

  • Greece