Porsche ends diesel run, all models electrified by 2025

Porsche brings diesel car production to a screeching halt

Porsche brings diesel car production to a screeching halt

Are you sad to see Porsche ditch diesel in favour of hybrids and EVs?

Blume said the Stuttgart-based sports carmaker wants to focus on what it's good at - gasoline (petrol), hybrid and electric vehicles. "It is and remains an important powertrain technology". A report from European Auto News notes that diesel sales have fallen in recent years. Between its Macan, Cayenne, and Panamera, diesel versions of those cars only comprised roughly 15 percent of the automaker's overall sales.

The drop in demand for diesel may also be in part to stricter controls on where diesel cars can drive.

Porsche was forced by the regulator in May to recall nearly 60,000 Cayenne and Macan diesel cars because of illicit engine functions.

It follows the emissions scandal involving parent company Volkswagen which admitted cheating emissions tests for diesel cars. Tens of thousands of Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche models were affected by the massive scandal, which eventually cost Volkswagen billions. Mueller was ousted as VW CEO in April after his efforts to restart the company largely stalled.

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Germany's motor industry watchdog found a software function in the 8-cylinder Cayenne EU5 model is breaching emission rules, Porsche Chief Executive Officer Oliver Blume told Bild am Sonntag in an interview.

"We have never developed and produced diesel engines ourselves".

"Nevertheless, Porsche's image has suffered, Mr Blume said".

This push for green may be in part thanks to a more public understanding of the effects of the automobile industry on climate change as well as the Volkswagen's diesel disaster which cost them $4.3 billion in the USA and $17.5 billion in Europe in compensation and environmental cleanup.

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