Porsche is intensifying its efforts to integrate alternative drives into its transport logistics operations. Collaborating with logistics partners, the renowned sports car manufacturer has introduced six new battery electric trucks at its Zuffenhausen, Weissach, and Leipzig sites in Germany.


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These electric vehicles are responsible for transporting production materials within the plants, supplementing the existing fleet of 22 HGVs powered by biogas. Additionally, one electric HGV now delivers new vehicles to Switzerland from the Zuffenhausen plant. Furthermore, Porsche is conducting a multi-year trial under the supervision of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) to test the use of synthetic fuels (HVO100) in twelve HGVs around the Zuffenhausen plant, thereby reducing emissions.

Albrecht Reimold, Member of the Executive Board for Production and Logistics at Porsche AG, emphasises the company’s commitment to decarbonisation as an integral part of its sustainability strategy. Porsche aims to achieve ambitious sustainability goals by adopting a mix of drive types tailored to the specific needs of its vehicle fleet.

Porsche’s longstanding use of biogas HGVs in its logistics supply chain is now complemented by the introduction of electric HGVs into standard operations. Logistics partners Keller Group, Müller – Die lila Logistik, and Elflein have pledged to operate these electric HGVs using green electricity. Similarly, the logistics company Galliker uses an electric HGV to deliver vehicles to the Swiss market from the Zuffenhausen factory.

In addition to expanding the electric truck fleet, Porsche has been conducting trials of synthetic diesel fuels (HVO100) in its existing HGV fleet since 2020. This four-year pilot programme, in collaboration with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Müller – Die lila Logistik, has demonstrated promising results, with over one million kilometres driven and more than 800 tonnes of co2 saved.

Porsche’s commitment to decarbonisation extends beyond its HGV fleet to include rail transport for supplying parts and components to plants and transporting vehicles to seaports for export. Since 2020, vehicle production at Porsche’s Zuffenhausen and Leipzig sites has achieved a CO2-neutral balance across the entire value chain, utilising electricity generated from renewable energy sources.