How environmentally sound is a Porsche vehicle? Naturally, Porsche has always complied with statutory legal requirements and has, in fact, done so by a comfortable margin. Porsche has also always been ahead of its time. This was the case in 1966 when the first official European emissions test was carried out on a Porsche 911 in Weissach, and again in 1987 when already 85 % of all new Porsche vehicles were supplied with a catalytic converter – long before this was compulsory.
As well as delivering superb driving performance, the innovative technology that is the hallmark of every Porsche is also used by developers and engineers to implement more eco-friendly concepts: lowering fuel consumption, further reducing emissions of pollutants and CO2 and incorporating even more recoverable materials.
Over the past 15 years, Porsche has succeeded in reducing average fuel consumption – and consequently CO2 emissions – by 1.7 per cent annually.* This is one of the highest reductions in the automotive industry. The current debate on climate change and the greenhouse effect indicates that we are taking the right action. We take our responsibilities seriously and continue to look to the future.
We set ourselves these challenges, even though our opportunities to make an impact may appear rather slim as the current Porsche vehicle inventory actually accounts for less than 1 per thousand of CO2 emissions in Germany.
Meeting these challenges is a strong part of our identity as Porsche strives to lead by example.
For Porsche, environmental protection is much more than an obligation – it enjoys a long tradition.
* The consumption reduction figures given are determined in the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) for the vehicle model year concerned, in relation to the European legislation valid at the time.