Porsche confirms it can now not supply diesel engines

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The Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel was ditched in February
German producer hasn’t provided a diesel-powered machine since February, and can now give attention to hybrids and EVs

Porsche has confirmed that it’ll now not supply diesel-powered variations of any of its fashions, with firm chief Oliver Blume saying the agency will as a substitute intensify growth of hybrid and electrified expertise.

Autocar revealed in February that the agency had discontinued its solely two diesel fashions, the Macan S Diesel and Panamera 4S Diesel, attributable to a fall in buyer demand and the introduction of stricter emissions exams. On the time, the agency mentioned that didn’t imply it had “determined to cease all diesel fashions” without end.

Nonetheless, the agency now says it can now not supply diesel powertrains sooner or later, noting they account for simply 12 p.c of worldwide Porsche gross sales in 2017.

“Porsche just isn’t demonising diesel,” mentioned Blume. “It’s, and can stay, an necessary propulsion expertise. We as a sports activities automotive producer, nonetheless, for whom diesel has at all times performed a secondary position, have come to the conclusion that we wish our future to be diesel-free. Naturally we are going to proceed to take care of our present diesel prospects with the professionalism they count on.”

Porsche is gearing as much as launch the Taycan electrical sports activities automotive subsequent 12 months, and says that by 2025 “each second new Porsche automobile may have an electrical drive”, that means a hybrid or full electrical powertrain.

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