22 October 2009 ~ 0 Comments

2009 Polo: both environment and resource-friendly

2009 Volkswagen Polos

It’s not just the new BlueMotion that’s the green Polo. The complete new range preserves both the environment and its resources, or so says a statement from Volkswagen HQ. Containing 40% of recyclable materials, the latest small VW also employs the latest TSI engine technology, designed to create minimum environmental impact on its surroundings.

According to examination by the TÜV NORD organisation in Germany, each new Polo contains around 433kg of recycled materials. Any raw source which doesn’t make the recycled standard is thrown out. Dr Ulrich Hackenberg, head of research and development at VW states: ‘By the implentation of a pure and recycled material sorting and separation process during the vehicle development, Volkswagen already guarantees that our vehicles can be recycled at the end of their life cycle.’

Recycled materials for series production must fulfill the same high-quality specifications as the primary raw materials, says VW, and careful handling of raw materials and the use of material cycles is an important goal during the production development of any new Volkswagen.

The employment of high-quality recycled materials is actually demanded by the German car maker, and it’s not the first time that the Polo has been certified a sound green choice. To complete the accreditation process (and for the second time with a Polo), TÜV NORD examined around 5,000 examples fresh from the production lines.

Find out more about Volkswagen’s environmental policies by visiting the German motability and sustainability website here. Click here for UK market information, including details of recycling standards and the VW product lifecycle.

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