As the UK is set to ban the sales of petrol and diesel vehicle by 2030, more and more manufacturers are revealing their steps to not only become fully electric but, to also become fully sustainable.
You may have recently read the article release by Porsche, regarding its ambitious goal to be CO2 neutral across the entire value chain by 2030.
But, what is CO2 Neutral….and why is it important?
By definition, CO2 neutrality achieves net-zero carbon dioxide emissions. This can be done by balancing emissions of carbon dioxide with its removal, or by eliminating emissions from society.
Today, within Porsche’s German factories, they are already CO2-Neutral. In Zuffenhausen and Leipzig, production will be based on renewable energies and the use of biogas only. The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo will be the first vehicle that is fully CO2-neutral throughout its life cycle.
Their next step is to demand this from their suppliers. At the minute, batteries are being produced in a very energy demanding way. “Anyone who develops battery cells for us must manufacture them exclusively with sustainable energy,” Porsche CEO Oliver Blume announces.
Porsche is a real pioneer within the industry and are committed to the likes of the ‘Paris Agreement’. They understand that taking responsibility for their own emissions and their sustainable energy pathway, will significantly improve the carbon footprint.
Over the next 10 years, Porsche will invest more than a billion euros globally in solar energy, wind turbines and other climate protection measures. For Oliver Blume, the commitment is clear ‘’we don’t want to compensate, but avoid. We don’t want to buy CO2 certificates from other companies; we want to avoid CO2-emissions wherever we can.’’
With Porsche taking enormous strides in the green direction, how many other manufacturers are going to follow suit?