VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican has signed an agreement with Volkswagen Group to replace the city-state's entire car fleet with full-electric vehicles by 2030.
From the beginning of 2024, the automaker will deliver about 40 EV models from its ID family, ranging from the ID3 to the ID4 and ID5, VW said in a statement.
The governor's office of the world's smallest state gave no financial details of the deal in a statement but said would involve medium- and long-term leasing of VW and Skoda cars.
It said the "partnership accord" with the VW Group was one of the ways the 108-acre sovereign city-state aims to reach a long-term goal of becoming carbon neutral and relying exclusively on renewable energy.
The Vatican's fleet of cars includes dozens of vehicles, most of them dark blue. A pool of drivers take senior Vatican officials to events in Rome and beyond.