German luxury carmaker Porsche quits diesel, aims to boost e-mobility
Luxury carmaker Porsche will no longer produce cars with diesel engines and will instead focus on expanding its product range with electric or hybrid vehicles, the German company has said in a press release. Porsche said it did not want to “demonise” diesel engines and that it would continue to care for the diesel cars it had already sold, but that it had “come to the conclusion that we would like our future to be diesel-free.” Porsche said it has not had a diesel in its portfolio since February of 2018. The company added that it will introduce its first fully electric car in 2019, and that by 2025 half of its products could be e-cars.
Find the press release in English here.
Find background in the CLEW factsheet The debate over an end to combustion engines in Germany.