Feel Bad About Polluting In Your 911? Porsche Will Gladly Help (And Take Your Money)

If you’ve got a guilty conscious and money to burn, Porsche is willing to help as they’ve announced a new carbon offset program for customers in the United States.

Designed to effectively cancel out the CO2 emissions created from driving your car, the program allows people to calculate their emissions and select their preferred offset project.

After visiting the site, users will be asked to enter their annual mileage and their average fuel consumption. While those numbers will vary, a person who drives a 2019 Porsche Cayenne – which has a combined fuel economy rating of 21 mpg – 10,000 miles (16,093 km) annually will need to offset 4.62 tons of CO2.

In order to do this, owners are presented with four different options. For $88.01, they can help save forests in Zimbabwe. Those looking for something closer to home can spend $77.66 to support the Aura Solar I project in Mexico.

Customers can also support the Za Hung Hydropower project in Vietnam ($56.96) or protect the forests on the Afognak Island in Alaska. The latter option is the most expensive of the group as it has a recommend offset price of $129.45 which is more than twice as much as the Vietnam project.

Porsche says each project is “internationally certified” and they’ve partnered with South Pole which is described as a “Swiss-based provider of carbon offsetting projects and sustainability financing that has been active internationally for more than a decade.”

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It remains to be seen if Porsche owners care enough about their pollution to do anything, but Porsche Cars North America President and CEO Klaus Zellmer said “offering an option for greater sustainability is part of creating a superb Porsche experience.”

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  • Honda NSX-R

    That’s cool, more automotive manufacturers should do this.

  • FFEMT6

    Considering the #Dieselgate scandal, VW should not be asking for a single dime from anyone, even voluntarily about emissions of all things. The nerve of this company. Porsche and Audi would be so much better off without that corrupt company. VW needs to go away.


      • FFEMT6

        Not sure anyone was cheating emissions the way the VW company was, and if they were, with no regard for the environment, then yes, I would be mad and boycot them just the same. The crazy thing is, they would still be cheating and selling the hell out of the TDI if they hadn’t gotten busted. They were also testing and gassing monkeys, but not everyone knows that.

    • Matt

      VW are literally spending billions on electrification and charging infrastructure, on top of the billions of fines they’ve already paid. Do you want them to just sell all their cars at a loss to make you feel better?

      • FFEMT6

        I don’t give a damn what they are doing now or what well deserved penalties they had to pay out. They should have been banned in the US for their actions.

        • Matt

          What would banning them really achieve? Loss of jobs, loss of market competition and consumer choice, inability to force VW to fund future US electrification infrastructure.. long term it makes no sense.

          • FFEMT6

            The loss of jobs would be the only thing I would truly care about. Actions have consequences, or at least they should in cases like this, and not just civilly speaking. The only reason they are investing so much in electrification is because their diesel program fell apart as a result of the scandal and Tesla paved the way for them by introducing a truly EV automobile. Do you really think they would have just stopped producing diesel engines when they had all of that market share at the time. They were forced to use EV technology for their sustainable future, because they couldn’t get the performance/efficiency right in the TDI without cheating and consequently causing harm to the environment.

    • Daniela Wolf

      #Diesel better for climate than petrol….
      drive #diesel save the #planet….

  • eb110americana

    How do the pricing options you outlined relate to the CO2 calculation structure you laid out earlier? Is that $/ton of CO2, or what?

  • Six_Tymes

    “Designed to effectively cancel out the CO2 emissions created from driving your car”

    Do I really need to explain the insanity? Who invented the idea of “cancel out” and “offsets”? Seriously, who came up with “carbon credits” ?

    If the human race is this moronic, we are doomed.

  • Honda NSX-R


  • Porkopolis

    There’s a sucker born every minute.

  • An Existing Person

    If you own a 911, chances are the amount of pollution it produces is likely the last thing that crosses your mind.

  • FFEMT6

    Well said, and I pretty much guarantee you are right. Doesn’t mean I will ever buy a VW company product, or recommend that someone else I know purchase one. As far as I am concerned, they don’t exist.

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