At the world’s largest Porsche event, classic cars drive towards a sustainably fueled future.
As the highly-anticipated Rennsport Reunion begins in California, Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) has just announced that eFuels will be fueling both their road and race cars at the highly-anticipated Rennsport Reunion 7. Ready to kick off at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, this marks a groundbreaking moment in the world of high-end and classic automobiles in the United States.
So what exactly are eFuels? In a nutshell, they are synthetic fuels derived from water and carbon dioxide, powered by renewable energy. This innovative fuel type enables mostly net CO2 neutral use for combustion engines. What that equates to is fuel for combustion engines that is sustainable for the environment in the long run. Given the global push for sustainability and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, eFuels offer a new frontier in climate-conscious driving without compromising on performance, a perfect match for Porsche’s illustrious line-up.
According to Barbara Frenkel, a member of the Executive Board for Procurement at Porsche AG, eFuels are in line with Porsche’s 75-year legacy of “pioneering spirit and strong innovation drive.” Porsche sees eFuels as a crucial step towards climate protection that complements their ongoing focus on electromobility. Essentially, eFuels offer a way to bridge the gap between classic Porsche combustion engines and the electric models of the future.
Not only will eFuels power a variety of Porsche demo lap vehicles, but they’ll also fuel Cayenne media shuttles and even the prototype 356 number one. Joe Lawrence, the Executive Vice President and COO of PCNA, couldn’t be more thrilled about this, stating that Rennsport—known as the largest gathering of Porsche fans globally—is the “perfect place to demonstrate the potential of eFuels in combustion engines.”
The eFuel initiative isn’t a standalone project but rather a part of Porsche’s ‘double e-path’ strategy: E-mobility and eFuels. Porsche has teamed up with international partners and HIF to open the ‘Haru Oni’ pilot plant in Punta Arenas, Chile, which began producing this cutting-edge synthetic fuel in late 2022. The use of eFuels at Rennsport Reunion 7 signals a monumental step in high-performance, sustainable driving. As the automotive industry continues to innovate in the realms of sustainability and luxury, eFuels set a new benchmark for what’s possible.