Yann Sommer

«The way I see it, electric mobility is the future. The ranges the cars are now capable of make them suitable for everyday use. The ID.4 GTX can do up to 480 kilometres on one charge (WLTP)»

Yann Sommer

Yann Sommer, goalkeeper for Borussia Dortmund and the Swiss national team

Yann, where does sustainability start for you?

When I want to relax after a game, I sometimes like to whip up a delicious seasonal dish for the family. I always use fresh, local ingredients – and buy organic whenever I can. My favourite place to shop for food is the market in Düsseldorf.

 

Why is sustainability so important to you?

I want to protect the world that my kids will grow up in. As a football player for the Swiss national team and Borussia Mönchengladbach, I fly a lot, so I try to be as sustainable as possible when it comes to my own mobility.

 

How do you do that?

I drive a fully electric car – the ID.4 GTX, the sportiest of the ID. models. It’s the perfect car for me. When I charge it with green electricity, I can drive without producing any emissions at all. But it’s also a lot of fun to drive thanks to its 299 HP and four-wheel drive system. It’s an electric SUV, so there’s also plenty of room for baby buggies and sports equipment. And I don’t produce any emissions at all on my commute from Düsseldorf to Mönchengladbach and back. I also drive my electric car to training sessions for the national team.

 

What do you like about electric mobility?

The way I see it, electric mobility is the future. The ranges the cars are now capable of make them suitable for everyday use. The ID.4 GTX can do up to 480 kilometres on one charge (WLTP), for example. And I can charge it at home with my wall box. Volkswagen’s new electric cars are also fully digitalised and have assistance systems such as the head-up display that projects traffic warnings directly onto the windscreen in the driver’s field of view. It’s a great feature that makes driving even safer for me and my family.

 

Yann Sommer

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