Within the context of the bonus/penalty system for company cars, a neutral corridor of 110 to 120 grams CO2 in accordance with manufacturer specifications has been in force for the uvex group since 1 January 2017, within which neither a bonus nor a penalty has been incurred for additional payments for company cars. The bonus/penalty system has created an incentive to choose more environmentally-friendly vehicle configurations.
Since 1 September 2017, a new measurement method for determining exhaust emissions has been introduced across the EU (the WLTP). As a result of this new, more realistic testing method, there has been an inevitable and significant increase in CO2 values of up to 30%.
For reasons of sustainability, despite this rise, the bonus/penalty corridor has not been increased and has instead remained unchanged. The special provision for vans also continues to apply in the amount of 139 grams.
Electric and hybrid vehicles are now a fixed component of the vehicle fleet and are gradually being expanded further. Electric charging stations have been in operation at the Fürth site since spring 2017. Charging stations for e-bikes were also established in 2018.
Alternative drives continue to be promoted on the basis of sustainability considerations (CO2 emissions, low consumption) and health aspects (fine particulate pollution).