Wouldn’t it be cool and convenient if you could do emissions testing online? It would certainly help with the hassles of annual vehicle registration. Fortunately for Porsche owners in the country, they can now compute their vehicle’s emissions online.
Porsche Impact, which was previously launched in Europe and the US, is now available in 15 countries including China, Canada, Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Mongolia, and the Philippines.
Porsche Impact works by using an online calculator wherein customers can determine the C02 footprint of their sports car or emission via mileage and fuel consumption. Aside from knowing their vehicle’s emissions, they can also choose to financially support global projects in order to compensate for their vehicle’s carbon footprint.
“Porsche is pursuing a consistent sustainability strategy. We are emphatically committed to the CO2 goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and are continuously reducing our emissions. Our vision is a factory that does not create an environmental impact, which is why we consider the effects of our vehicles along the entire supply chain and throughout their life cycles. With Porsche Impact, we offer customers the opportunity to make their own contribution and compensate their personal CO2 emissions,” said Albrecht Reimold, Member of the Executive Board for Production and Logistics at Porsche AG.
Customers who wish to support the initiative can choose between various internationally-certified projects. These projects include forest protection in the US, sustainable habitat protection in Zimbabwe, and clean energy from hydro and wind power in Vietnam and China. According to Porsche, the pilot period, which took place between December 2018 and April 2020, managed to offset 45,000 tons of carbon dioxide. Since then, however, Porsche Impact has offset a total of 46,342 tons of C02.
Do note that the emission computations on the Porsche Impact website are just estimates. As such, you will still have to bring your Porsche to an emissions testing center to be able to register your vehicle in the PH.