Porsche’s Zero Impact Factory for Electric Vehicles: six things you should know

Geneva International Motor Show 2018: Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, presenting the concept study Mission E Cross Turismo

Porsche has announced building “Zero Impact Factory” at its headquarters in Germany for the first electric Porsche. Here we list you top six things that you should know about the Porsche’s Zero Impact Factory:

The facade elements used in its factory are made of aluminium coated with titanium dioxide. The coating 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.

In a first pilot project, Porsche is testing the NOx-absorbing high-tech facade on an area of 126 square metres. This design already performs the work of ten trees on 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,” says Albrecht Reimold, Member of the Executive Board responsible for Production and Logistics at Porsche AG.

The new factory is currently being built at the Porsche headquarters in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany for the first electric Porsche.

Electric Porsche will make its debut towards the end of the year.

Production of the Porsche Taycan, company’s first electric car will be CO2-neutral.

The latest award – for construction of the new engine plant in which the electric drive of the Porsche Taycan will be produced – was deemed worthy of “Platinum” status by the respected technical jury from German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB).