In an era of global climate change, every automotive manufacturer is asking what it has to offer right now. Our answer? Excellent performance together with excellent efficiency.
Vehicles manufactured by Porsche demonstrate that even high-performance sports cars can achieve moderate fuel consumption and exhaust emission values in their respective category. This is accomplished, on the one hand, through the efficient use of fuel by means of efficiency-enhancing technologies such as auto start/stop, thermal management, electrical system recuperation, adaptive cylinder control and coasting. On the other hand, catalytic converters with stereo Lambda control circuits provide efficient emission control.
Intelligent lightweight construction is integral to the Porsche identity. This identity is expressed in the form of a high proportion of aluminium, magnesium, plastics and super-high-strength sheet steels. All materials have been strategically selected, and the paints used are predominantly environmentally friendly water-based paints. Each lightweight material is easily recyclable and all plastic components are labelled to facilitate future separation for recycling.
All Porsche models – including the Panamera – are designed to operate on fuels with an ethanol content of up to 10%, e.g. ‘E10’. Ethanol has a positive impact on the CO2 balance because it is derived from plants that absorb CO2 from the atmosphere.
Everyone is talking about electric mobility. There is a collective drive to find answers to one of the greatest challenges of our time: how to conserve resources, and how to cut energy requirements and CO2 emissions. With Porsche E-Performance, we provide our answers. Not some time in the future, but right here and now. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions have to be reduced globally. We believe that, as a sports car manufacturer, we should start where we can actually change something: in the everyday life of our drivers – with an intelligent total concept. So it's no wonder that – for us – Porsche E-Performance is more than just a drive concept alone.