Porsche Holding Salzburg implements energy efficiency programme


Porsche Holding Salzburg implements energy efficiency programme

  • Porsche Holding is driving the move towards e-mobility
  • A wide range of environmental measures are reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions
  • This year, Porsche Holding applied for inclusion in the Climate Action Pact


Salzburg, 21 October 2020 - Volkswagen AG is the first automotive group to commit to the Paris Climate Agreement. By 2050 at the latest, Volkswagen intends to be completely carbon-neutral, that is, to not produce any harmful CO2. Porsche Holding Salzburg, a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG since 2011, has also set itself the aim of achieving this goal.


"All of us are called upon to protect the climate and the environment. As the largest automotive retail company in Europe and a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, we possess the means to contribute to climate protection", says Dr Hans Peter Schützinger, CEO of the PHS Management Board. "This includes driving the move towards e-mobility, but at the same time, we have also taken a number of measures to reduce the energy consumption and CO2 emissions at our dealerships."


1,748 times around the world

In 2015 Porsche Holding launched a programme in Austria aimed at increasing energy efficiency. The goal was to save up to 25 per cent of the energy used per m² by 2025, and the project is having an impact. In recent years, energy consumption per square metre has already been reduced by 17 per cent and CO2 emissions by 20 per cent. This corresponds to the energy a Golf 2.0 TDI needs to go around the Earth 1,748 times.

Measures that have contributed to this included, among others, the installation of photovoltaic systems at 25 dealerships, the introduction of an energy monitoring system, heating improvements, the insulation of buildings and improvements in the hot water supply.

Moreover, the share of renewable energy used in Austria had been increased to over 40 per cent by 2019. The conversion to green electricity, which has been in place since this year, will see this share increase to over 50 per cent.

With these measures, Porsche Holding has now applied for inclusion in the Climate Action Pact 2030 (Klimaaktiv Pakt). This pact offered by the Federal Ministry of Austria for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology stands for the reduction of greenhouse gases. Further information is available at: www.klimaaktiv.at