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Volkswagen increases carbon-neutral data centre capacity

Volkswagen has announced that it is expanding its data centre capacity in Norway which will result in a quarter of the Group's computing power being run carbon-neutrally.

The facility, called Green Mountain, is powered exclusively by hydropower with cooling handled naturally thanks to the adjacent fjord. A former NATO ammunition storage facility, Green Mountain makes for a perfect data centre environment, not only is power 100% renewable but the underground complex makes for a conducive environment to run large numbers of computers.

Green IT is a key topic on our ESG agenda. With data centres being the biggest contributor of carbon emissions in IT, expanding our computing capacity at Green Mountain is a strong lever to make our data centre operations carbon-neutral by 2027

Hauke Stars, VW board member for IT and Digitization

The new capacity is all part of a VW Group initiative to switch exclusively to renewable power to run all of its data centres by 2027. Currently the German organisation has six data centres across the globe, two in Norway, one in Singapore and three in native Wolfsburg.

Norway makes for a great location when it comes to data centres - not only does the country run almost exclusively on renewable energy but it is also offering tax breaks and low energy prices for organisations to move operations into the country.

Similar to other large carmakers, Volkswagen Group is aiming to be net neutral by 2050.

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