Porsche Builds First Zero Impact Factory for Electric Vehicles

Porsche says that the facade of its new factory that will build the Taycan, its first all-electric vehicle, is coated with a material able to absorb nitrogen dioxide – a pollutant diesel cars were actually emitting.

Porsche Building First Zero Impact Factory

German automobile major, Porsche, which specialises in high-performance sports cars, SUVs and sedans, says that it is building a new “Zero Impact Factory” at the Porsche headquarters in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany to build its first Electric Porsche Car.

Porsche says that the facade of its new factory that will build the Taycan, its first all-electric vehicle, is coated with a material able to absorb nitrogen dioxide – a pollutant diesel cars were actually emitting.

The German automaker built the facade of the plant made of aluminium coated with titanium dioxide, which acts as a catalyst and breaks down the absorbed pollutant particles into the harmless substances water and nitrate when exposed to sunlight and with only low air humidity.

Albrecht Reimold, Member of the Executive Board responsible for Production and Logistics at Porsche AG, said, “Sustainability is a big picture that is made up of many individual elements, we are therefore continuously thinking about the measures that we can implement to ensure greater sustainability in our actions – throughout the entire value chain. A new factory is currently being built at the Porsche headquarters in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen for the first electric Porsche, which will make its debut towards the end of the year. Production of the Porsche Taycan will be CO2-neutral. We are consistently pursuing our objective of sports car production completely without any ecological footprint.”

This Facade design is said to doing the work of ten trees in an area with a size of just ten parking spaces. “If the evaluation of the results confirms our expectations, nothing stands in the way of using nitrogen oxide-absorbing surface technology on other buildings and surfaces,” added Reimold.

Porsche is reportedly doubling the planned production capacity for the Taycan, its first all-electric vehicle, to a massive 40,000 units per year. At 40,000 units per year, it would become one of the company’s largest vehicle programs.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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