Porsche’s Electromobility Milestone in Leipzig

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Porsche celebrates a new era of electromobility at its Leipzig factory. The renowned sports car manufacturer has made significant investments, totaling around €600 million, to expand its production site in Saxony. This expansion includes the production of the electric Macan, marking a significant step in Porsche’s commitment to sustainable mobility.

Key Highlights:

  • Investment: €600 million to expand the Leipzig factory.
  • Production: Electric Macan and other models on a single line.
  • Flexibility: Future-proof with petrol, hybrid, and all-electric capabilities.
  • Attendance: Prominent guests from Porsche and the political sphere.
  • Sustainability: Carbon-neutral production and ambitious future goals.
Porsche's Electromobility Milestone in Leipzig

In recent years, Porsche has added a new body assembly line to the Leipzig plant. This site is now ramping up production of the electric Macan. Designed for maximum flexibility, the plant will produce petrol, hybrid, and all-electric cars on a single production line.

Prominent Guests and Celebrations

The celebration saw attendance from key figures, including Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, and Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board. Political figures such as Dr. Volker Wissing, Federal Minister for Digital and Transport, and Michael Kretschmer, State Premier of Saxony, also joined the event.

Electromobility: A Future-Oriented Vision

Following the Taycan, the Macan is Porsche’s second all-electric model. By 2030, Porsche aims to deliver over 80% of its new vehicles with all-electric drives, adapting to customer demand and regional electromobility developments. Oliver Blume stated, “At Porsche, we’re convinced that electromobility is the future. It is the joint task of business, politics, and society to drive forward the transformation of mobility together.”

Government Support and Historical Significance

Dr. Volker Wissing highlighted the importance of making electromobility attractive through collaborative efforts between politics and business. “It’s now the joint task of politics and business to make electromobility even more attractive to people,” he emphasized. Michael Kretschmer noted the historical significance of Saxony in car production, celebrating 120 years of automotive innovation.

Porsche's Electromobility Milestone in Leipzig

Smart, Lean, and Green Production

Porsche’s commitment to sustainability is evident in its Leipzig factory. “We at Porsche are working towards a carbon-neutral balance sheet across the entire value chain for newly built cars by 2030,” said Albrecht Reimold, Executive Board Member for Production. The factory has received numerous awards for its sustainable practices, including the ‘Lean and Green Management Award’ in 2021 and ‘Factory of the Year’ in 2023.

Economic and Social Contributions

The Leipzig factory employs over 4,600 people, producing the Macan and Panamera models. Porsche’s commitment to the region extends beyond economic contributions, supporting education, culture, social issues, sport, and the environment. Mayor Burkhard Jung praised Porsche’s involvement, stating, “Porsche is not just an important economic driver here, but also a committed partner to the city.”

Employee Focus in the Transition to Electromobility

Plant Manager Gerd Rupp highlighted the importance of preparing employees for the shift to electromobility. “Our employees are and always will be a key factor in the planning of the transformation,” he said. This focus on people ensures that the factory remains vibrant and adaptable as it embraces new technologies.

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