Electric Power Generation and Distribution

Vatican on Its Way to Becoming CO2 Free

26 June 2017

Pope Francis takes the keys of the new Opel Ampera-e. (Source: Opel)Pope Francis takes the keys of the new Opel Ampera-e. (Source: Opel)Vatican City, the smallest state in the world, is well on its way to becoming entirely CO2 free.

Only 0.44 square kilometers and made up mostly of a large garden and St. Peter’s Square, the Vatican’s energy comes from the city of Rome.

While there are large buildings that require significant electricity and automobiles are still visible there, most of the cars in the Vatican are typically electric or hybrid cars. Even the police cars are hybrids.

The Vatican’s efforts are not going unnoticed. In fact, the Pope was just gifted a new Opel Ampera-e (an affordable electric car).

Opel CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann said: “We are proud that we as Opel can contribute to the ambitious goals of the Vatican City. Our new Ampera-e will make electric mobility feasible for everyday use without any compromises."

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