US emissions regulations - Porsche gets postponement
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However, the sports car manufacturer has been given a grace period , writes the 'Financial Times Deutschland'.
Porsche must meet the target values from 2017
Between 2012 and 2016, the Porsche fleet will be allowed to emit a quarter more carbon dioxide (CO2) than those of the mass manufacturers. According to the report, sports car manufacturers will also be given until 2017 to meet the target values that will apply to the big players from 2016. 'After that, the exemption will expire. All manufacturers, regardless of their size, must then meet the same CO2 standards,' the newspaper quoted from the law. A Porsche spokesman did not want to comment on Tuesday (April 6th).
Porsche boss Michael Macht had fought against the law to the end. The sports car manufacturer even feared that it would no longer be able to maintain business in its most important market, the USA.
D he new specifications officially presented on April 1st According to the 'FTD', the average for all car manufacturers is just under seven liters per 100 kilometers and are valid for the period 2012 to 2016.
The limit values are calculated according to the wheelbase of the vehicles. Porsche mainly builds small sports cars with large engines, which is why, according to its own statements, it is difficult to adhere to the same consumption limits as a mass manufacturer. For years, Porsche has been paying fines for sports cars failing to achieve their consumption targets.