Deutsche Bahn AG has committed itself to an ambitious goal in climate protection: achieving CO2-neutrality by 2050. In order to reach this goal, we have set ourselves challenging milestones. By 2030 we aim to cut our specific CO2 emissions by more than half compared to 2006 and increase the share of renewable energies in the traction current mix to 80 percent. By 2038, we aim to convert our traction current completely to 100 percent green electricity.
In 2019, we have already succeeded in reducing specific CO2 emissions for the entire DB Group by around 35 percent compared to 2006. Efforts and investments are contributing to this result, especially in the areas of expanding green electricity, increasing energy efficiency, phasing out fossil fuels and introducing new mobility services.
We also want to make transport beyond the railways more climate-friendly from the first to the last mile. That’s why we are also focusing on intermodal mobility, such as Flinkster, Deutsche Bahn’s popular car-sharing network. More than 10 percent of the 4,500 Flinkster vehicles already run with alternative drive systems, around 350 of them are fully electric.
In addition, we want to make DB’s fleet more environmentally friendly. The results of this project are intended to contribute to this goal and thus further advance Deutsche Bahn’s Green Transformation.