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Porsche is intensifying its commitment to sustainability by integrating alternative drives into its transport logistics fleet. The luxury sports car manufacturer is collaborating with logistics partners to introduce six new electric heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) across its Zuffenhausen, Weissach, and Leipzig sites.

These electric HGVs join an existing fleet of 22 biogas-fueled vehicles and are responsible for transporting production materials within the plants. Furthermore, one electric HGV is dedicated to delivering new vehicles to Switzerland from the Zuffenhausen facility. Additionally, Porsche is embarking on a multi-year trial, supervised by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), to test synthetic fuels (HVO100) in twelve HGVs around the Zuffenhausen plant.

Albrecht Reimold, Member of the Executive Board for Production and Logistics at Porsche AG, emphasized the importance of decarbonization in the company’s sustainability strategy, stating that the adoption of trucks with alternative drives and fuels is a significant step toward achieving ambitious goals.

Porsche has a history of using biogas-powered HGVs in its transport logistics, which will now be complemented by the new electric vehicles. Logistics partners Keller Group, Müller – Die lila Logistik, Elflein, and Galliker have committed to operating the electric HGVs using green electricity.

Additionally, since 2020, Porsche has been conducting a four-year pilot scheme in collaboration with KIT and Müller – Die lila Logistik to trial synthetic diesel fuels (HVO100) in its existing HGV fleet. This initiative has already saved over 800 tons of CO2, with no identified disadvantages compared to conventional diesel fuel in terms of fuel consumption or engine reliability.

The successful integration of electric and synthetic fuel HGVs into Porsche’s transport logistics represents a significant step forward in the company’s journey toward sustainability and reduced carbon emissions.