In line with the central topic of this year's Hannover Messe, "greentelligence", Volkswagen is giving visitors a comprehensive idea of the resource-conserving automobile production processes of the future. Apart from the environmentally compatible production methods of "Think Blue. Factory.", the main emphasis is on low-consumption vehicles and innovative electro-mobility exhibits.
This includes efficient Volkswagen brand vehicles with BlueMotion technologies, electro-mobility and new mobility concepts such as the "Quicar" car sharing project.
Taking the example of intelligent lightweight construction using hot stamping, already used by Volkswagen in series production, Volkswagen is presenting an advanced production technology that helps conserve resources in a sustainable way. Dry machining, which does not require any cooling and lubricating emulsion thanks to the use of new machines and tools and modified machining processes, also significantly reduces carbon dioxide emissions at Volkswagen plants.
The main focus is on the Golf Blue-e-Motion, the electrically powered version of the best-selling Volkswagen model. Nine Golf Blue-e-Motion vehicles are available for testing at the exhibition hall.
Hannover Messe is one of the world's leading technology showcases. 5,000 exhibitors from about 70 countries are presenting their innovations and world firsts at the 2012 event.