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porsche1STUTTGART: February 28, 2018. Porsche is reducing carbon emissions at its rail loading stations in Kornwestheim and Leipzig, Germany by three percent or 6,000 tons per annum.

Since January 2017 the sports car manufacturer has used green energy from wind, water and solar sources and from 2020 it will convert the heat supply at the main assembly plant in Zuffenhausen to biogas, saving up to 5,000 additional tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.

Oliver Bronder, vice president Logistics and Production Control at Porsche AG noted. "The transition to green energy for rail traffic is a logical step and another milestone towards CO2-neutral production.

"Throughout this year, the company plans to further expand its climate-neutral rail transport. By connecting the loading port in Bremerhaven to Kornwestheim, the proportion of vehicles transported by rail should increase by around 45 percent.

"This means a further reduction in polluting lorry transport, avoiding another 650 tonnes of climate-damaging CO2 each year," he added.

Porsche also uses natural gas-powered trucks to link its sites and suppliers around Stuttgart, reducing CO2 emissions by a further 119 tonnes a year.

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