Porsche is taking on responsibility for future generations. As early as 2030, more than 80 per cent of the sports car manufacturer’s vehicles are to be offered with an electric motor.
Sustainability is firmly anchored in the company’s strategy as a basic principle: “As a car manufacturer, Porsche aims to achieve a carbon-neutral balance sheet overall by 2030. This means that a low carbon footprint, closed-loop recycling and sustainability are increasingly becoming the prime focus,” says Michael Steiner, Member of the Executive Board for Research and Development at Porsche AG.
Over the next ten years, Porsche will invest more than one billion euros in decarbonisation through the use of wind turbines, solar energy, and other measures to protect the environment. Investments are also being made in the sustainability of the vehicles themselves. The batteries used in models that are fully or partially powered by electricity as well as eFuels for vehicles with combustion engines play key roles in sustainable mobility:
The battery cell is the combustion chamber of the future. Even today, high-performance cells for the Taycan are being produced using renewable energy sources. The suppliers have also committed themselves to doing this. In mid-2021, Porsche announced the next step: together with its joint venture partner Custom cells, the company is to start production of high-performance battery cells.
eFuels are synthetic fuels produced, using renewable energy, from hydrogen and captured carbon dioxide. With the eFuel-based Esso Renewable Racing Fuel, which is to be used during the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season in 2022, a reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 85 per cent is possible, if it complies with the current fuel standard after the blending required for this purpose.