Porsche’s home state may face Autobahn speed limit

2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

There is a speed limit sign coming to Porsche’s hometown. That’s correct, voters who helped move forward the Green Party to a record result in Baden-Wuerttemberg may have won to get a speed limit on Autobahn highways in the Baden-Wuerttemberg, home to Porsche and Mercedes-Benz.

The Green Party beat Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition in a regional election yesterday on a number of issues that includes a speed limit of 120kph (74.6 mph) to help cut vehicle emissions.

About 65 percent of the state’s highways currently have no speed limit.

“Traffic in Baden-Wuerttemberg contributes about 30 percent to CO2 emissions,” Winfried Kretschmann, who is in line to become the Greens’ first state premier. “It’s clear that the transportation sector has to make a contribution of its own to reduce this gas that’s harmful to the environment.”

Among slower speed limits, the Greens also favor fuel-efficient engines, the production of cars that use less gasoline, tolls and tax breaks for mother-nature loving cars.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Automotive News