Porsche integrates electric trucks into plant logistics

Porsche is using seven new electric heavy goods vehicles at its Zuffenhausen, Weissach, and Leipzig sites. The electric trucks come from Scania, another Volkswagen Group member, and two other manufacturers.

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Five Scania trucks and one Mercedes HGV join the new zero-emission vehicles, which transport production materials around the Porsche plants. Another electric truck, made by Designwerk, delivers new Porsche vehicles to Switzerland from the Zuffenhausen plant. The electric vehicles work alongside an existing fleet of 22 biogas-fuelled HGVs.

“Decarbonisation is an integral part of our sustainability strategy,” says Albrecht Reimold, who serves on Porsche’s Executive Board for Production and Logistics. “The use of trucks with alternative drives and fuels is an important step toward achieving our ambitious goals. In doing so, we are consciously opting to use a mix of drive types appropriate to how the vehicles are deployed.”

Porsche logistics partners Keller Group, Müller—Die lila Logistik, and Elflein have also committed to operating electric HGVs using green electricity.

This also applies to the Designwerk truck used by the logistics company Galliker to deliver new vehicles to the Swiss market from the Porsche factory in Zuffenhausen. The company already operates 52 battery-electric and six hydrogen trucks.

In addition to expanding the electric HGV fleet, Porsche has also been trialling synthetic diesel fuels in its existing truck fleet since 2020. The four-year pilot scheme is being conducted in cooperation with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Müller—Die lila Logistik. 



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