There’s no doubt that renewable energy has always been important to Porsche. Way back in 1989 — nearly 125 years ago — Ferdinand Porsche designed the Egger-Lohner C.2 Phaeton, which was powered by an octagonal electric motor and had a range of around 49 miles. Over the years, his fascination with electric motors grew, and he went on a few short years later to develop the world’s first hybrid car.
In 2019, Porsche released its first production all-electric vehicle, the Porsche Taycan. Unsurprisingly, as demand for electric cars increased, Porsche reported that in 2020, the Taycan represented 7.4% of its total volume of vehicles. The spirit of innovation has always driven Porsche, and it’s with this innovation in mind that they have recently announced their call for suppliers to switch to green energy, according to the Porsche Newsroom.
What does this all mean for Porsche and its suppliers? As an independent Porsche specialist, we’re digging into the details. Find out more below, and if your Porsche is in need of service, schedule a visit today.
What This Means for Porsche Suppliers
With nearly 1,300 suppliers, the change is sure to be impactful. Porsche generally awards contracts to its suppliers who can get behind the mission that Porsche has. This is why any suppliers who refuse to make the change will not be considered for contracts in the future.
Because the mission is to reduce C02 output, starting with the Porsche supply chain makes the most sense, as it is currently producing nearly one quarter of the company’s total emissions of greenhouse gases each year. By making the move now to cut back on emissions, the company is demonstrating it’s long-term approach to sustainability.
The Long-Term Goal
The Porsche Newsroom notes that “Porsche has set itself an ambitious goal: the company wants to be CO2 -neutral across the entire value chain by 2030.” As they always do, Porsche is seeking to tackle future problems head-on in order to reduce problems down the line. Uwe-Karsten Städter, Member of the Executive Board for Procurement at Porsche AG, says that “by using only renewable energy sources, [Porsche] suppliers are following our example in our efforts to reach CO2-neutrality [and] we plan to have even more intensive talks with our partners in order to drive forward improvements in our sustainability.”
It’s important to note that the aforementioned Taycan has steadily remained carbon neutral since it’s release two years ago, and many of the largest Porsche sites have joined in to become carbon neutral as well. Städter goes on to note that “it is only by working together that we will be able to combat ongoing climate change.”
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At the end of the day, one thing is certain — Porsche continues to innovate by looking to the future while remembering the greatness of their past. It’s this dedication to quality and thoughtfulness that makes us proud to be a trusted Porsche mechanic in our community.
Whether you drive a Porsche Taycan or something else entirely, if you’re in need of service for your vehicle, turn to the pros at HOUSE Auto Group. From quick repairs to complicated replacements to general maintenance, we’re proud to do it all. We absolutely love working on Porsches, and our independent Porsche service facility is happy to work on numerous models because we believe that Porsches deserve an unsurpassed level of luxury treatment.
Have a question for us? Ready to schedule a visit for your beloved Porsche? Contact us today and rest assured that your vehicle will be in good hands with the expert team at HOUSE Auto Group. We look forward to hearing from you.