Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) will use eFuels in both road and race cars at Rennsport Reunion 7 when it kicks off 28 September at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. This marks the first time synthetic fuel is used in Porsche vehicles at a large-scale event in the United States, as eFuels will power various Porsche demo lap vehicles appearing on the track and Cayenne media shuttles transporting media guests to and from local hotels, as well as prototype 356 number one.
eFuels are made from water and CO2 using renewable energy and can power combustion engines enabling a mostly net CO2 neutral use of combustion engines, since the CO2 captured during the production process of eFuels roughly equals the CO2 emitted during the usage of the car.
Porsche has invested in eFuels as part of its double e-path to power sports cars past, present, and future: E-mobility and eFuels. To that end, Porsche and other international partners entered into a collaboration with HIF and Porsche, HIF opened the Haru Oni pilot plant in Punta Arenas, Chile, which began producing synthetic fuel in late 2022. (Earlier post.)
For 75 years, Porsche has been known for its pioneering spirit and strong innovation drive while staying true to its heritage. eFuels can make a contribution to climate protection and complement our electromobility in a meaningful way.—Barbara Frenkel, Member of the Executive Board for Procurement at Porsche AG