Despite sticking to high-horsepower combustion models, he does not want to cause any more greenhouse gas by the end of this decade. “We set ourselves the goal of being CO2-neutral by 2030,” said the boss of the weekly newspaper “Die Zeit” after a preliminary report on Wednesday. By 2030, more than 80 percent of the subsidiary’s new car sales are expected to be fully electric or with hybrid drives.
The classic 911 sports car should continue to run on fuel in the future. However, according to Blum’s plan, the vehicles with internal combustion engines should then refuel with climate-friendly synthetic fuel. “We are working with partners like us and are investing in a pilot plant in Patagonia,” says Blume. Because in South America enough wind power is generated for green methanol. The price of e-fuels could drop from the current ten dollars per liter to below two dollars.
Meanwhile, the electric models from are to become climate-neutral through the use of renewable energy in the manufacture and operation of the vehicles. “For the next ten years we are investing over a billion euros in wind turbines, solar energy and other climate protection measures,” said Blume.
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Porsche is pursuing the CO2 reduction target not only out of an obligation to protect the climate, but also in order to retain more environmentally conscious customers. “They want and should have a clear conscience when they drive a Porsche,” added Blume. In addition, companies would only remain attractive to investors and banks if they could demonstrate sustainable behavior. “In this respect, we will win new investors with our path.”
Seven years ago, BMW was the best electric car manufacturer in the world with the i3 model. But then the people of Munich lost their courage, they shied away from the clear commitment to the electric car.