Volkswagen Delivers First Electric Cars on Astypalea Island in Greece

As electric vehicles (EVs) continue to spread across the world, Volkswagen is beautifying one island with the addition of new EV deliveries.

Volkswagen has delivered its first electric cars to private customers on the island of Astypalea, Greece, according to a press release from the automaker.

Thanos Papagiannis received the first of the deliveries in the form of a Volkswagen ID.3, which replaced Papagiannis’s previous Volkswagen vehicle, a gas-powered Golf 3.

In a statement, Papagiannis said, “E-mobility is a perfect match for Astypalea. The distances here are short, the power consumption is low, and the charging network is now very well developed. I really hope that Astypalea will inspire other regions to increase their efforts for climate protection adopting e-mobility solutions.”

The delivery is part of the automaker’s “Smart and Sustainable Island” program, a joint plan made with the Hellenic Republic.

Volkswagen is removing gas vehicles from the island and replacing them with its e-up, ID.3, ID.4 and Seat Mó e-Scooter electric vehicles.

The automaker also plans to unveil an electric ride-sharing program on the island as soon as this summer.

Earlier this month, Volkswagen also launched its online sales system, starting with its electric ID.4 and pre-orders for the upcoming ID.5.